The program featured Brown County residents Jerry Campbell, 64, his son Robert, 28, and his daughter Krystal, 23, as they hunt down feral hogs and get rid of them. The show can be viewed Wednesdays at 9 p.m.
Here's a look at some of the reviews:
New York Daily News (3 of 5 stars)
When all that bacon and sausage is running around on the hoof through the fields and plains of Texas, it turns out, it's a big problem.
"American Hoggers," a new A&E reality series shows us what one Texas family is doing about it.
While the show doesn't focus on the specific moment of elimination, it does make clear that these hogs can't be released elsewhere, have no organized shelter program and are not suitable as pets. Click here to continue reading this review.
"Hoggers" is more down-market than Beers' crab fishermen and ice road truckers. Jerry's got "preditor control" written in Sharpie on his Jeep and jacket. (For the record, it's spelled predator.) Just when you're thinking, "Geez, I can't understand a word he's slurring, why don't they use subtitles?" Beers provides subtitles (but at random moments only, so best enable your TV set's closed-caption option).
Jerry has clearly been encouraged to say things like "It's colder than the ex-wife's heart this mornin' " as often as possible (but not as often as Dan Rather used to when big news was breaking). Son Robert Hunter has possibly been, uh, advised to say things like "The big boar reminds me of one of Chaucer's medieval demons." But daughter Krystal likely outfits herself with leather chaps and neon blue nail polish. Click here to continue reading this review.
South Coast Today
Yes folks, we've reached the point where there is room for two cable shows about the capture of feral boars. Not to be confused with Discovery's "Hogs Gone Wild," the new series "American Hoggers" (10 p.m., A&E) stars Jerry Campbell, a 64-year-old Texan who appears to have dedicated his life to the cause. He drives an armored jeep that would not look out of place in a "Mad Max" movie. He also speaks in a nearly incomprehensible mumble that has to be subtitled. Click here to continue reading this review.