West Texas Investors Club

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West Texas Investors Club
The title card of the program, with the title West Texas Investors Club superimposed over a desert road and cloudy sky.
Title card of West Texas Investors Club
Genre Documentary
Reality
Starring
  • Mike 'Rooster' McConaughey
  • Wayne 'Butch' Gilliam
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 18
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Charlie Ebersol
  • Jason Henry
  • Dan Lanigan
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) The Ebersol Lanigan Company
Release
Original network CNBC
Original release August 4, 2015 (2015-08-04)[1] – present
External links
Website

West Texas Investors Club is an American television docu-series which airs on CNBC. The series follows self-made millionaires Mike 'Rooster' McConaughey and Wayne 'Butch' Gilliam meeting entrepreneurs in Texas, offering them the chance to pitch their products and secure funding from Rooster and Butch.[2] The eight part hour-long series was commissioned by CNBC in January 2015[3] and is produced by The Ebersol Lanigan Company.[4]

Both hosts Mike 'Rooster' McConaughey and Wayne 'Butch' Gilliam made their fortune largely from oil related businesses. Gil Prather, a musician, also features in the series.[1] Rooster is the older brother of actor Matthew McConaughey.[5]

In the first season of the series, McConaughey and Gilliam invested a total of US$1.97 million.[6]

Broadcast

The series premiered in the United States on CNBC on August 4, 2015, with episodes airing each week.[1] The series was renewed for a second season in September 2015, [6] which premiered on June 7, 2016.

Episodes

Season 1 (2015)

No. in
series
Title[7] Original air date U.S. viewers
1 "The Good, the App, and the Ugly" August 4, 2015 (2015-08-04) 462,000[8]
Butch and Rooster consider investing in an app that could change the bar scene and a new device that could help reduce human contact with germs.
2 "A Time to Grill" August 11, 2015 (2015-08-11) 349,000[9]
The guys put an internet star to the test who claims to have the best barbecue sauce, and a single mom pitches a website designed to help prepare college funds.
3 "The Quick and the Fed" August 18, 2015 (2015-08-18) 228,000[10]
The guys consider helping a pickle entrepreneur and test a food truck manufacturer by sending him out on an unusual call.
4 "A Girl Named Lou" August 25, 2015 (2015-08-25) 369,000[11]
Rooster and Butch find people to test a natural hangover cure and a specially designed pillow that helps people sleep.
5 "High Planes Drifter" September 1, 2015 (2015-09-01) 273,000[12]
The guys find themselves in unfamiliar territory when testing an invention, and are pitched an air travel app by a pilot.
6 "Showdown at Pie Noon" September 8, 2015 (2015-09-08) 285,000[13]
Rooster and Butch could be outsmarted by a tech-savvy entrepreneur, and Rooster's mom challenges a pastry chef.
7 "Butch, Rooster, and the Sunglass Kids" September 15, 2015 (2015-09-15) 204,000[14]
At a goat-roping event, Rooster and Butch try out an eyewear product from two Californian entrepreneurs, and then get pitched a smartphone repair venture by an ex-rock star.
8 "Dances with Undershirts[15]" September 22, 2015 (2015-09-22) N/A

Season 2 (2016)

No. in
series
Title[7] Original air date U.S. viewers
9 "The Last Pitcher Show" June 7, 2016 (2016-06-07)[16] 370,000[17]
10 "Escape From West Texas" June 14, 2016 (2016-06-14)[16] 289,000[18]
11 "The Magnificent Six-pack" June 21, 2016 (2016-06-21) 321,000[19]
12 "Little Heart on the Prairie" June 28, 2016 (2016-06-28)[16] N/A
13 "Some Don't Like It Hot" July 5, 2016 (2016-07-05)[16] N/A
14 "The Golden Nuggets" July 12, 2016 (2016-07-12)[16] N/A
15 "All Kaptured on the Western Front" July 19, 2016 (2016-07-19)[16] N/A
16 "Cup in Smoke" July 26, 2016 (2016-07-26)[16] N/A
17 "Tree Amigos" August 2, 2016 (2016-08-02)[16] 291,000[20]
18 "Natural Born Chillers" August 3, 2016 (2016-08-03)[16] N/A

References

  1. ^ a b c Bibel, Sara (July 15, 2015). "New Series 'West Texas Investors Club' to Premiere Tuesday, August 4 on CNBC". TV By The Numbers. Archived from the original on August 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ "CNBC Announces Three New Primetime Original Series Coming This Summer". The Futon Critic (Press release). June 11, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  3. ^ "CNBC Breaks Primetime Records in 2014 – Delivers Best Year Since 2001 in Primetime". The Futon Critic (Press release). January 15, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 11, 2015). "CNBC Orders 3 New Reality Series". Deadline.com. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ Winfrey, Graham (August 11, 2015). "Meet the Self-Made Millionaires of 'West Texas Investors Club'". Inc. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Otterson, Joe (September 15, 2015). "CNBC Renews 'West Texas Investors Club' for Season 2". The Wrap. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "West Texas Investors Club: Season 1 Episodes". TV Guide. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 8.4.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  9. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 8.11.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  10. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 8.18.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  11. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 8.25.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  12. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 9.1.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  13. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 9.8.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  14. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 9.15.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  15. ^ "Dances with Undershirts". Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i "West Texas Investors Club". Zap2it. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  17. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.7.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  18. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.14.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  19. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.21.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  20. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.2.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 

External links

  • Official website
  • West Texas Investors Club at TV Guide
  • West Texas Investors Club clubhouse location (Google Maps link)
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