The Bible and Vikings made History last month in more ways than one. Both the religious miniseries and the period drama helped the channel ascend to the No. 1 spot among cable networks during March. That means less than a year after Hatfields & McCoys launched History into the scripted world, the channel is now three-for-three with original dramas.
History has come a long way from the days when it was mostly known for running...
Swamp People star "Trapper" Joe LaFont was arrested on assault and battery charges in Orange County, Florida Wednesday morning, TMZ reports.
According to the arrest report obtained by TMZ, the reality star attempted to burn his girlfriend with a lit cigarette before punching her in the chest.
History's record-breaking Hatfields & McCoys made headlines last week, but gone mostly unnoticed in the shuffle was news of something even more ground-breaking for the entire TV industry: For the week ending June 3, History ranked as the No. 1 network among total viewers.
Mitchell Guist, a cast member of The History Channel's Swamp People, has died, Baton Rouge's WBRZ reports.
According to Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Wauespack, Guist suffered a fall in a boat shortly after it launched into the Belle River in St. Martin Parish on Monday morning. Witnesses said...
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 ...