Back in April, Discovery said its new series plans included "CUTTER OIL (WT) - A small family run oil company competes against the big corporations in a race for black gold in the heart of Ohio. It's a fiercely competitive dirty business. When rigs break and land is swiped from underneath them, hundreds of thousands of dollars can be lost in an instant. The Cutter's will be running on blood, sweat, tears and pure instinct in an all-out struggle to keep the business and this family together."
Now the series has a new title, "Blood and Oil," and a premiere date, June 18, with this longer official word:
Running on blood, sweat, tears and pure instinct, in this real life David Vs Goliath struggle to keep their business and family together, the Cutter's will do whatever it takes to keep Cutter Oil afloat as they take on big oil in this race for black gold. Founded by Charles "Chuck" and Beth Cutter, Cutter Oil consists of their sons CJ, Josh and Shawn, daughter Kristin and her husband, Ray Anthony. Once a thriving family operated oil business, Cutter Oil was suddenly overcome by the recent and untimely death of the company’s patriarch, Chuck. As the family struggled with his loss, an oil boom erupted in Ohio, forcing the family to push back in an effort to carry on their father's legacy and make Cutter Oil successful.
After discovering that big oil corporations have snatched up drilling rights all over their state, the Cutters are faced with limited options for drilling territory. Determined to keep the family business alive and uphold his father’s legacy, CJ is forced to make a risky and controversial decision to wildcat drill on their own property. A high-risk business with even higher stakes, running the family oil drilling business is nothing short of dramatic. Struggling to hold the family together, can CJ Cutter deliver on his promise to keep their company going? Discovery channel follows this hard working, all-American family that is built on tough love and dedication as they do whatever it takes to stake their claim in the heart of the biggest oil boom of the century on BLOOD AND OIL Tuesday, June 18 at 10 PM ET/PT.