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Family Beef

Family Beef

Photo Credit:  Authentic Entertainment
  • Premiered: 
    August 7, 2013
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  • Network: Nat Geo
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Family
  • Tags: workplace (farm)

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Plot Synopsis

FAMILY BEEF is a reality series that follows cattle farmer Big Tom Buchanan, a fan-favorite contestant on SURVIVOR: AFRICA and SURVIVOR: ALL-STARS, and the rest of his multigenerational family of farmers in rural Virginia. Keeping a 2,000-acre farm financially afloat is no easy task, especially in an age where corporate-owned farms rule the roost, but the Buchanans persevere through hard work, love and laughs. Whether they're taking on a job to cut trees so they can buy feed for their cattle, rescuing a distressed cow out of a muddy pit, or building a fence to secure a $200,000 clean-water reimbursement by keeping the farm's cattle out of the creek, this boisterous, close-knit family survives harsh times together. Nat Geo aired the two-episode pilot of FAMILY BEEF on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT, but had no additional episodes on its schedule at that time, waiting for ratings and viewer response before deciding whether to order additional episodes.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Authentic Entertainment
  • Produced by TuffCubby Entertainment


  • - Rich Valley, Virginia USA