Black Gold

2008, TV Show

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It gets plenty hot in Midland, Texas but the fiery conflict between Brandon and Cheston is about to explode when these two clash on the steel decks of Rig 28 in the fifth season of Black Gold. The chaos and tension doesn't end when the whistle blows at the end of their shift because these two bad boys are now roommates. For the drilling duo, home is now like a 24/7 cage fight.

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The Big Dog Big Wigs come down hard on Oscar to pick up the pace, forcing him to take it out on his slacking crew.

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From the creator of Ice Road Truckers and Deadliest Catch comes a one-of-a-kind series about Texas oil men who gamble everything for a chance to make millions.

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Black Gold -- Black Gold is the true story of the Niger Delta.

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When a young programming executive at the History channel first pitched the idea of following a group of Louisiana Cajuns who hunt alligators, "the poor guy got laughed out of the room," says the network's president, Nancy Dubuc. But instead of dropping the idea, he kept bringing it up — and kept getting laughed at.

"But by the fourth meeting, you had to pause," Dubuc says. "If somebody is as passionate as he was about something, what's the harm in letting them run with it?" That germ of an idea turned into Swamp People, an unlikely hit that ...
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Premiered: June 18, 2008, on TruTV
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: The efforts of Texas oil-rig workers are examined.

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