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"A lot of the bad things that happen to not only 'hicksploitation' reality Ever since the Robertsons introduced America to its family duck-call business on A&E's Duck Dynasty in 2012, a throng of rifle-toting, beer-chugging, rural (or "redneck") successors have cropped up alongside them, from TLC's My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding to MTV's Buckwild to the recently axed Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

ET/PT), joining My Big Redneck Family and Party Down South 2 (Thursdays, 9 p.m. It's part of the channel's shift from country music to reality fare, mimicking its sibling network MTV.

The hooch is still flowing this year: A&E's Country Buck$ is Duck's companion, and last week, CMT brought back reality competition Redneck Island (Thursdays, 10 p.m.

Fifteen years ago, that was a question that had zero cultural significance.

"Rural or 'hillbilly' shows will be with us for a long, long time.

It all kind of makes you feel superior, doesn't it?

We're not threatened by people we've deemed (often erroneously) hillbillies, backwoods, and redneck—we're entertained by them. Leave it to Hollywood to play with our desire to feel all high and mighty!

In its defense, "the show (was) not called I Am From the Jersey Shore, it's just these types of people really did go to the Jersey Shore and party," Salsano says.