The Rig hits pay dirt with second season on OLN

From Anaid Productions:

The Rig is back. OLN’s 13-part series revealing the real-life drama behind Alberta’s oil industry hit its own form of black gold – a following. As a result, OLN is committed to a second season and the search for a new rig crew is currently underway in Northern Alberta.

In addition, OLN is re-broadcasting the entire first season immediately on the heels of completing the series’ first airing. The Rig airs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT.

“The Rig gives such a lively and realistic snapshot of life behind the oil and gas myth,” says Margaret Mardirossian, executive producer and President of Anaïd Productions. “We’re excited about getting a chance to go more deeply into the amazing stories of this dynamic industry.”

Season One of The Rig focused on the crew of Poncho Well Servicing Ltd. – a drilling rig company based in central and northern Alberta. Throughout the series, viewers witness the day-to-day grind and the off-hours antics on Poncho’s rig #108 with all the physical and emotional trials and the shifting dynamics of the rig’s three crews.

Season Two, The Rig: Tar Camp (working title) focuses on one of the largest rig camps in the entire tar sands oil project: a place where hundreds of young men struggle to hit their private pay dirt in the back-breaking, dirty end of the booming northern Alberta oil industry; where a handful of brazen young women strive to hold the camp, and their sanity, together in the testosterone-filled bunk halls; and where a small crew of unsung heroes work modern miracles on the environmental aftermath when the rigs are gone. The Rig: Tar Camp is a place of unbelievable hard work – where boys become men and women do their best to remain un-tarred in the greatest blue-collar cash haul since the gold rush.


5 thoughts on “The Rig hits pay dirt with second season on OLN”


  2. Such a great show!! I’ve worked in the patch for 9 years on the Fire/ EMS side of it and find it very interesting, so I never miss an episode. Keep up the fantastic work and I can’t wait for the next season!

  3. A great show with excellent entertainment value. I do special services on the rigs, and can truly say that most of those guys hate this show. Take it with a grain of salt, as the skill and professionalism is not depicted on this show. In fact, most reputable oil companies refused to do this show for liability reasons. Just remember that these guys were hand picked for their antics not their skills or lack of.

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