TuffCubby Entertainment, a Scotts Valley-based television production company has partnered with Authentic Entertainment — the people behind “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” and “Ace of Cakes” — to bring to National Geographic Television “Family Beef,” a reality show based around the lives of western Virginia farmer “Big Tom” Buchanan and his family.
The wheels on the project began spinning all the way back on the third season of “Survivor,” when Buchanan and Santa Cruz County native Lex van den Berghe became friends while contestants on the show — a friendship that continued after the cameras stopped rolling.
Van den Berghe and his wife Kelly convinced TuffCubby to explore documenting the larger-than-life characters in the Buchanan clan as they try to operate a multigenerational family farm in a changing world.
A two-episode — “Fence Fiasco” and “Cow in the Hole!” was filmed in March 2013, and is set to air on National Geographic Channel on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 9 p.m.
For more information about “Family Beef,” visit http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/episodes/fence-fiasco/ or http://www.tuffcubby.com/