Black Gold

2008, TV Show

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When a young programming executive at the History channel first pitched the idea of following a group of Louisiana Cajuns who hunt alligators, "the poor guy got laughed out of the room," says the network's president, Nancy Dubuc. But instead of dropping the idea, he kept bringing it up — and kept getting laughed at.

"But by the fourth meeting, you had to pause," Dubuc says. "If somebody is as passionate as he was about something, what's the harm in letting them run with it?" That germ of an idea turned into Swamp People, an unlikely hit that ...
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With Brandon fired from the rig, the race to replace him has already began.

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Brandon and the crew try to stop a huge leak that threatens to stop the entire operation.

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Brandon and Cheston have the day off which means drinking beer and frolicking in the pool.

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The stress is taking its tow and Mitch doesn't get happy when Oscar takes control of the rig.

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TV's Got Male, With More Testosterone Shows To Come

When a young programming executive at the History channel first pitched the idea of following a group of Louisiana Cajuns who hunt alligators, "the poor guy got laughed out of the room," says the network's president, Nancy Dubuc. But instead of dropping the idea, he kept bringing it up — and kept getting laughed at.

"But by the fourth meeting, you had to pause," Dubuc says. "If somebody is as passionate as he was about something, what's the harm in letting them run with it?" That germ of an idea turned into Swamp People, an unlikely hit that ...
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Premiered: June 18, 2008, on TruTV
Rating: TV-14
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