Lights, camera, oil: North Dakota boom to be focus of reality show

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"The Real Riggers of North Dakota," perhaps. Or "Oil Field Stars."

The Associated Press reports TV cable network Bravo will train its cameras on the North Dakota oil fields in a reality television series set amid the economic boom in the Bakken, and may soon bring the real-life drama to the small screen.

The show will be produced by Leftfield Entertainment, which produces hit reality shows including the History Channel's "Pawn Stars" and "Counting Cars," and Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey."

Forum News Service says there's little information about the project because the show is still in development. Tentatively titled "Why Not, Minot?" the network says the series will be about the "unexpectedly wealthy" area around Minot. A Bravo statement mentions the influx of workers from around the country who have come to the area hoping to strike it rich in the "modern-day Gold Rush."

It’s unclear when the show might be televised. News of the production has been picked up in the show business production website Deadline Hollywood.

The backdrop of the boom and the inherent drama there has brought reality show speculators to the region in recent years. Several other production companies initiated plans to produce programs, but none have yet been broadcast.

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