The Beverly Hillbillies is an American situation comedy originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS from 1962 to 1971, starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer, Jr. The series is about a poor backwoods family transplanted to Beverly Hills, California, after striking oil on their land. A Filmways production created by writer Paul Henning, it is the first in a genre of "fish out of water" themed television shows, and was followed by other Henning-inspired country-cousin series on CBS. In 1963, Henning introduced Petticoat Junction, and in 1965 he reversed the rags to riches model for Green Acres. The show paved the way for later culture-conflict programs such as The Jeffersons, McCloud, The Nanny, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Doc. Panned by many entertainment critics of its time, it quickly became a huge ratings success for most of its nine-year run on CBS. The Beverly Hillbillies ranked among the top twenty most watched programs on television for eight of its nine seasons, twice ranking as the number one series of the year, with a number of episodes that remain among the most watched television episodes of all time. The ongoing popularity of the series spawned a 1993 film remake by 20th Century Fox.
The Hillbilly Bears is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. It aired as a segment on The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show for two seasons, from 1965 to 1967. During the first half of the 1966-67 television season, The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show was split into two shows, and The Hillbilly Bears aired as part of The Atom Ant Show. The characters in the series were a family of four funny animal bears: Paw and Maw Rugg, their teenage daughter Floral, and their young son Shag.
Hillbilly Handfishin' is an American reality television show about noodling, the sport of fishing for catfish using only bare hands and feet. The series aired on Animal Planet from August 7, 2011 to August 5, 2012. The show stars Oklahoma fishermen Skipper Bivins and Trent Jackson, self-proclaimed "hillbillies" who take tourists from cities on noodling expeditions in muddy lakes, rivers and streams. Hillbilly Handfishin' was developed by Sara Helman and produced by Half Yard Productions, the executive producers for which are Abby Greensfelder and Sean Gallagher. The Bivins family runs Big Fish Adventures, a noodling-exhibition company based in Temple, Oklahoma. Among the participants will be a group of police officers from Chicago, outdoors-loving mothers from the Midwestern United States and a funeral director and his daughter. Although officially set to premiere in August 2011, a pilot for the series first premiered on Animal Planet on September 24, 2010. At the time, it averaged 630,000 viewers, which was 44 percent better than the timeslot average at the time. Subsequent encores of the pilot on December 9 and December 22 drew viewerships of 653,000 and 722,000, respectively.
Hillbilly Horror Show is a horror/ comedy franchise, that showcases short horror films from up and coming filmmakers, hosted by our favorite Hillbillies Bo, Cephus and their kissing cousin, Lulu.
The boys use their Hillbilly smarts to search for a lost creek filled with gold and create their own dredger to retrieve the treasure. They also use their hillbilly engineering skills to make a water-wheel-powered dehydrator out of junk, and to move a tin roof.
Hillbilly Requests was an Australian television series, which ran from 1957 to 1958 on Melbourne station GTV-9. Representing an early effort at music/variety programming by the station, it was hosted by Tom Campbell and each episode featured the Victoria Banjo Club. The program had an unusual running time of 25 minutes as opposed to the usual 30 minutes. Originally aired at 6:30PM, it spent most of its run at 6:15PM, running to 6:40PM, preceded by the Happy Show and followed by the evening newscast with Eric Pearce. The archival status of the series is not known.
Follows perennial pranksters Jeremiah and his best friend, Big Ox, as they use their backwoods ingenuity to concoct the most outrageous pranks imaginable.
Sean Lock and Jon Richardson head to Louisiana to live with Creole cowboys and Cajun swampmen, who wrestle 'gators and castrate bulls with their bare hands.