The King family, stars of GAC’s new series Farm Kings, are having a hard time wrapping their heads around their reality show. The show follows them – eight brothers, one sister and their mother – through the ups and downs of farm life. While they’re normally too busy to even turn on the television, they made special plans to sit down together to watch last week’s premiere.
“I try and find other stuff to do,” Pete King told the Tennessean. “But this is surreal. You never would have expected us to be on TV. I’m learning to deal with it. It’s pretty awesome. They did a great job in showing us. The drama part in there was part of the reality show, which we knew was coming.”
The cameras catch the King family hard at work and having fun. They also capture the family drama. Because they’re so busy keeping the farm running, they don’t have time to create situations for the sake of good television.
“They’ll show some of the hard stuff we go through and us getting mad at each other, too, here and there, but we always come together as a family,” Pete said. “It’s not made up for TV. But the music makes things sound a little more dramatic than they are.”
Pete had some hesitations about doing the show. His lifestyle was already busy enough without camera crews in the mix. But in the end, the chance to show viewers what happens on a farm brought him on board.
“I thought it would be cool to show the world what we do, and there’s a lot of other people out there who do the same kind of hard work,” he told the Tennessean. “I just want to make a comeback for agriculture. I would like for this to be as educational as possible.”
On tonight’s all-new episode, tension runs high in the King family as the farming season kicks off with equipment failure, flooding and heated arguments, putting their first large planting in danger. Tune in tonight at 9/8 p.m. CT!
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