RFD-TV Brings Unscripted Cowboy Reality Series to Primetime Cowboy Authentic Debuts on Labor Day


August 30, 2013

RFD-TV Brings Unscripted Cowboy Reality Series to Primetime

Cowboy Authentic Debuts on Labor Day

Omaha, NE, (www.rfdtv.com) - RFD-TV, America’s official network for the rural and western lifestyle, is about to debut an original, unscripted reality series dedicated to the genuine, working cowboy. RFD-TV’s “Cowboy Authentic” goes into real buckles, blood and dirt detail about what it means to be a hard-working American cowboy. Cowboy Authentic will premier in primetime on RFD-TV on Labor Day, Monday, September 2, at 7:00 p.m. EST.

Series host, John Riggs, is the real deal. Full-time cowboy and pastor, this is a man with silver spurs on his boots and solid gold in his heart. With John, RFD-TV viewers will get an intimate, uncensored glimpse into the world of the working ranch-hand. Cowboy Authentic shines a new light on this full-on life, with all its toil, turmoil and toughness of character, which lures every American to so adore the spirit of the west and their iconic cowboy heroes.

Every high-definition, action-packed episode of Cowboy Authentic strives to catch the moral lessons that cowboys live every day. This unscripted show takes on a life of its own as the cameras record the honest actions that unfold. As impressive as the videography and characters are, Cowboy Authentic is more than a television series about today’s working cowboys; it is a show that will teach real life lessons that can be used by individuals in their family, community, employment and leadership.

Cowboy Authentic is about cowboy ethics, the priceless, treasured virtues of family, duty, honor, courage, faith, commitment, integrity and character. Host John Riggs takes viewers to ranches across the nation, down under in the wild lands of Australia, to the trade winds of Hawaii, explores highlands of Canada and beyond.

Cowboy Authentic is produced by Flying T Entertainment and Real. Honest. TV® by Executive Producer, Jeff S. Tucker. The collaboration has created a show that offers exciting, wholesome family entertainment. Each new episode of Cowboy Authentic will debut on RFD-TV every Monday at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) with repeat episodes every Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern).



Cowboy Authentic Host, John Riggs, is available for interviews. Please contact Kristi at (903) 812-4858 for details.

About Rural Media Group, Inc. (RMG): Rural Media Group, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and western lifestyle. RMG is the parent company of RFD-TV, FamilyNet, RURAL TV, RURAL RADIO on SiriusXM channel 80, RFD-TV the Magazine and RFD-TV the Theatre. RFD-TV, the flagship network for RMG, launched in December 2000. RFD-TV is the nation’s first 24-hour television network dedicated to serving the needs and interests of rural America with programming focused on agriculture, equine and the rural lifestyle, along with traditional country music and entertainment. RMG acquired FamilyNet, America’s trusted entertainment network dedicated to providing wholesome and responsible viewing choices for today’s diverse family. RURAL TV produces rural business news covering commodity markets for both cash and futures. Daily productions include Market Day Report and the Rural Evening News. RMG networks are distributed into more than 63-million homes worldwide by DBS, telco and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter, Optimum, Brighthouse, Suddenlink, Time Warner, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. RFD-TV The Magazine is the print programming guide for the networks, which has attracted over 180,000 paid subscribers. RFD-TV The Theatre is a 2000 capacity soft seat venue in Branson, MO where entertainment programming is produced. Corporate headquarters are in Omaha, NE, and production operations are in Nashville, TN. For more information, visit www.rfdtv.com, www.myruraltv.com, and www.familynet.com. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: @OfficialRFDTV @RURALTV @FamilyNet @RURALRADIO80

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