Swamp People: Season Four Premieres February 14th

swamp people on HistoryHistory Channel has announced the upcoming return of Swamp People. Season four will kick off on Thursday, February 14th. It’s unclear how many episodes have been ordered this time around. The past years have had between 10 and 22 installments each.

Here’s the press release:




New York, NY, January 23, 2013 – Welcome back to the Swamp! Troy, Bruce Mitchell, Ron, RJ, Jay Paul, Liz and Junior are returning to HISTORY bringing us deep into their world on the Atchafalaya Swamp, America’s Last Frontier. Season Four of SWAMP PEOPLE premieres Thursday, February 14, 9pm ET/8c.

Season Three of Swamp People averaged 4.4 million total viewers and 2.3 million A25-54 impressions, up +7% and +10% respectively from Season Two, and set a new record for the series. Among A25-54 it ranked as the #6 series in all of ad-supported cable for 2012. It was also #5 among M25-54 with an average of 1.3 million viewers in the demo.

Season Four of SWAMP PEOPLE follows the intrepid Swampers as they battle through the wrath of Hurricane Isaac which robs them of five precious days of their short alligator season. In the storm aftermath, they must face down massive fish kills, flooded hunting grounds and gators that just refuse to take their bait. And if that’s not enough, there are new predators on the bayou – in the human form. There are Texas interlopers in Pierre Part, a wide-spread epidemic of poaching in Louisiana and a plague of new hunting partner challenges as they attempt to tag out in their most difficult season yet.

This season we will revisit Veteran Swampers, and meet some new ones:

· TROY is forced to hunt with a rusty partner – his city-slicker oldest son, Brandon, back to the swamp for the first time in 10 years. Also, Troy must deal with invaders in his own hunting grounds – a couple of brash Texans with something to prove.

· JACOB is paired up with his brother, Chase. The pressure is on, as Jacob feels the necessity to prove to his dad that he’s the heir to Landry family throne. But, he’s going to have to survive a brutal season.

· LIZ, as a consequence of Hurricane Isaac, temporarily loses her trusted hunting partner, Kristi – forcing her to hunt with her 19 year old daughter, Jessica. To add to her struggles, she is freshly recovering from surgery and is hunting against doctor’s orders.

· R.J & JAY PAUL, after years of hunting in unfamiliar hunting grounds, the two are finally back on their native land and must prove themselves to the entire Houma tribe by landing the biggest gators they can – even if it means going to extreme measures to succeed.

· BRUCE & RON, after failing to tag out last season are determined to redeem themselves. But Hurricane Isaac has dealt the team the worst blow in the swamp – as their hunting grounds are destroyed and access is blocked for days after everyone else is hunting. The team must overcome cannibal alligators, jinxed yellow gators and the near loss of Bruce’s beloved hunting dog, Tyler, if they have a chance at tagging out.

· JUNIOR, pressured by the shortened gator season, pushes his son, Willie, to his wits end. After getting bit by a gator and shot again by his father, Willie jumps ship forcing Junior to recruit his wife, Theresa, to help him finish the season.

· GLENN GUIST is trying desperately to define life without his brother, Mitchell, who died suddenly from a massive heart attack in the off season. His friends rally around him as they look to fulfill Mitchell’s dream and unfinished project.

The New Guys on the Bayou

· T-ROY Broussard and Harlan “BIGFOOT” Hatcher from Texas are the top alligator hunters in the Lone Star state. They are trying to break into the Louisiana gator hunting scene after negotiating some tags from a Pierre Part landowner. How will they fare on Troy Landry’s turf?

· JEROMY Pruitt and DAVID LaDarte from Marion, LA are a stepfather / stepson team who are some of the most creative (and quirky) hunters on the swamp. Using all sorts of unconventional bait, boats, and ammunition has put this pair at the top of the list of Northern Louisiana hunters. The two are determined to hunt down “The Beast Of The East,” a legendary massive gator.

· ZZ LOUPE may only be 16 years old, but he’s lived on the swamp and handled gators since he was in diapers. At 6’2″ and 260 pounds, he’s a child prodigy that is a force to be reckoned with – possessing a high level of swamp savvy and ingenuity. In his first “professional” hunting season, ZZ has teamed with legendary swamp veteran, TOM CANDIES.

SWAMP PEOPLE is the story of the American spirit, of the lost art of doing things the right way and of the unyielding desire to preserve a dying way of life from the encroaching modern world.

Deep in southern Louisiana there are nearly 1 million acres of flooded forest, marshland and bayous – the Atchafalaya Swamp – which is unlike anyplace else in the United States. It’s a hidden world, a place where nature still rules – one of the least known territories in the United States. But a hardy breed of “Swamp People” knows the secrets of this dangerous mysterious territory. Most are Cajun descendants of French-speaking settlers who came from Canada in the 1700s – and their way of life has been fundamentally the same for generations. They are America’s forgotten pioneers.

SWAMP PEOPLE is produced by Original Media for HISTORY. Executive Producer is Charlie Corwin, William Pruitt and Adam Briles. Executive Producer for HISTORY is Zachary G. Behr and Mary Donahue.

What do you think? Have you seen this show? Is it worth watching?

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10 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. vanessa says

    Culling the alligators is vital to keep the population controlled otherwise the ecosystem would end up being destroyed. It is no different then deer hunting or killing a cow or pig for meat. If you don’t like the show then “turn the channel” ! No one is forcing you to watch it ! Until you have lived there, or been attacked by a huge gator then you really don’t have any reason to complain about this show. I think that it is a great show. It shows how people survive the old fashioned way to make a living for their families. NOT EVERYONE has a masters degree in accounting, so they do what they can to pay their bills. When this country falls they will be the people who will survive, not the ones who work in a comfortable air conditioned office.

  2. louie says

    I can say one thing good about this show. It has opened up the eyes of america and what is happening to our alligators and now maybe we can stop these barbaric swap people from harming these poor gators who are not doing anything to anyone.

  3. Bob says

    This show should of never been conceived in the first place. What a bad idea and should be cancelled. Are you people serious with your comments. Hunting is one thing but this show has nothing to do with that. Get a life people.

  4. john says

    Please put it back on thats why i pay for direct tv so i watch what i want . If anyone dont like the show turn the dam chanel and let us alone im so tired of all these people telling us what we can watch and what we cant dam them .

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  6. Frances Oliver says

    I love swamp people. It comes on a little late for me so I record and watch the next day. I have never missed one show. Don’t care a whole lot for Jay Paul and RJ because they kill a lot of small gators and act a little cockey. Hate Mitch is gone. Love Junior and Willie. Love everyone else.

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