NEW YORK (AP) — Cupcake makers, pawnbrokers and storage container raiders have all had their moments in reality television's spotlight. Now the time may be right for marijuana growers — and the people who chase them.

The Discovery network debuts a six-episode series, "Weed Country," on Wednesday. This spring, Discovery will air "Pot Cops." Both series examine the marijuana trade in northern California.

Discovery had first planned to air both series back-to-back on the same night and promote it as "Weed Wednesday." But network executive Nancy Daniels said the puffed-up promotion was abandoned when Discovery found it had a hole in its schedule to fill in April.