Schedule: Black Gold

Schedule Black Gold

It gets plenty hot in Midland, Texas but the fiery conflict between Brandon and Cheston is about to explode when these two clash on the steel decks of Rig 28 in the fifth season of Black Gold. The chaos and tension doesn't end when the whistle blows at the end of their shift because these two bad boys are now roommates. For the drilling duo, home is now like a 24/7 cage fight — but only one of them will be left standing.

Mon 5/26
4 am

Black Gold 201

The roughnecks have an impossible task to drill four holes in 50 days or lose their jobs! Driller Gerald attempts to show the new worm the ropes and on the night shift, driller Ron is forced to deal with the flaring tempers of his crew. TV-14 L

Tue 5/27
4 am

Black Gold 202

After passing his drug test, Gerald's finally back on Big Dog 28 but has to take orders from driller Pee Wee, a kid half his age. And things on the night crew get testy when Brandon makes a huge mistake that brings drilling to a screeching halt. TV-14 L

Wed 5/28
4 am

Black Gold 203

The crews of Big Dog 28 race to finish the second of four wells in 50 days and Tool Pusher Freddy rides the crews hard in preparation for a rig inspection. Worm Cheston makes a mistake that threatens the lives of everyone on the rig! TV-14 L

Thu 5/29
4 am

Black Gold 204

Driller Pee Wee and his daylight crew deal with a drill pipe that "twists off". Cheston continues to push Pee Wee and Gerald to the edge. Ron's evening crew is forced to break in a new hand who calls himself "Tank". TV-14 L

Fri 5/30
4 am

Black Gold 205

The rig isn't drilling and Big Dog owner Autry is on the verge of firing the crew. Rig worm Cheston finally gets on the good side of driller Pee Wee and the night driller Ron is finding Tank's attitude harder to manage. TV-14 L

Fri 7/18
11 am

Under Pressure

The 5th season of Black Gold gets off to a hot start with temps - and tempers - rising, with no end in sight. Brandon struggles to keep a crew on Rig 28, and puts his hands at risk by running a bare bones operation. When a worm hits the dirt, it could be the end of his drilling days. Cheston's found a new gig with plenty of perks, but gets lonely on his own. Will a heartfelt plea from his pal be enough to get him back with Big Dog? And when a gas leak sends the roughnecks running, will they all make it out alive? TV-14 L

12 pm

Home Sweet Homeless

Brandon's always been an elusive dude, but when he doesn't show up to work, something has to be wrong - very wrong. A stint in the hospital and some time in therapy don't quite cure what ails him - and time away from work could cost him his job. Things aren't any better on the home front - after being kicked out by his girlfriend, will he be able to swallow his pride and accept a helping hand from his best friend, Cheston? Or will he continue on his downward spiral? Back at the rig, the crew gets some much needed reinforcement - but from someone who might add a bit more drama than they can handle. TV-14 L

1 pm

Growing Pains

Brandon keeps his promise to Cheston and gives him a drilling lesson, but after losing time with a twist off, things don't play out as planned and Cheston risks their friendship by talking to a rival driller in the hopes of coming out on top. Things get ugly when Cheston bails on work after Brandon blows up at him. Meanwhile, Landowner Larry lays down the law to Oscar - if they don't make their deadline, they could lose it all. And, Brandon's legal troubles have him facing down both a 20 year sentence - and the wrath of the Big Dog Brass. TV-14 L

2 pm

Drilling Lessons

Mon 8/04
11 am

Digging Deep

When a pressure spike causes a cave in and brings the rig to a screeching halt, Oscar steps up to the drilling slot to keep the rig running. A visit from his family reminds him of what is truly at stake. With their competition to become a Big Dog driller on hold, Mitch and Cheston have a spitting contest of sorts - roughneck style. Cheston's attempt to earn bonus points with Oscar by helping out with rig repairs backfires - big time. And a heart to heart with his father brings Brandon to tears - and closer to the root of his anger issues. TV-14 L

12 pm

Showdown on Rig 28

The Big Dog Big Wigs come down hard on Oscar to pick up the pace, forcing him to take it out on his slacking crew. A visit from Cheston's girlfriend distracts him while he's on the clock, while Mitch risks a parole violation when he's kept overtime on the rig. Meanwhile, a shifty landowner tries to pump the crew for top secret information. TV-14 L

1 pm


Competition for the driller position gets heated, and when Freddie has major doubts about Cheston's ability, he struggles to prove his worth against Mitchell, despite a crushing deadline looming overhead. Meanwhile, with Brandon left to his own devices and no rig to call home, his antics once again catch the attention of the Midland P.D. In an attempt to get things moving, Freddie sends some new blood in to whip Rig 28 into shape - and Oscar and his crew are not happy about it. Plus, a major disaster could have the crew running for their lives. TV-14 L

2 pm

The Final Countdown

A dangerous explosion rocks the roughnecks of Rig 28, and it's an all-out sprint to finish the fourth and final hole before the looming deadline. With no driller to take charge, Freddie commands Oscar to do it himself. That doesn't sit well with Mitch, who's been gunning for the job. A battle between the two leaves only one man standing - but not for long, as an injury takes out a key player. And finally, Brandon's long awaited day in court arrives, and he must face the consequences of last year's brutal assault. TV-14 L