Swamp People

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Thanksgiving Weekend TV: Your Guide to All the Marathons, Specials and Football

Miss Piggy, Lady Gaga, Kermit the Frog

Stuffed with Thanksgiving turkey? Tired of flag football with your family? Fortunately, there are plenty of reasons to stay put on the couch all weekend long. Check out our roundup of all the marathons, specials and football games on tap. All times are Eastern (ET).

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Top Videos: Talent's Human Jump Rope, Slow-Mo Juggling Chainsaws, Anderson Cooper Loves Cher

Chicago Boys

This week, Anderson Cooper publicly declared Cher's awesomeness, one of the groups that auditioned for America's Got Talent featured a human jump rope, and Discovery Digital showcased a man juggling chainsaws in slow motion. Funny or Die premiered the newest installment of Eliza Coupe's web series "Frenemies," and New York's Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe (featuring the likes of Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz) offered fans a rare glimpse behind the scenes of their improv series Asssscat. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Exclusive Swamp People First Look: T-Roy Reconciles with His Estranged Father

T-Roy Broussard

Father's Day is not until Sunday, but Thursday's episode of Swamp People is all about dads.

Long estranged from his father, T-Roy has a heart-to-heart with his pops. As seen in the exclusive clip below, the two let bygones be bygones when his dad ...
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Rewriting History: What's Next As Hits The Bible, Vikings Change The Cable Network's Course

The Bible

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... read more

Swamp People Star Trapper Joe Arrested After Altercation with Girlfriend

Joe LaFont

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. read more

A Landmark Week for Cable: How History Beat The Broadcast Networks

Hatfield & McCoys

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. read more

Swamp People Star Mitchell Guist Dies

Mitchell Guist

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... read more

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

Glenn and Mitchell Guist

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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Summer TV Winners and Losers

Snooki, George Lopez

Just two years ago, MTV was struggling to find its footing. Network staple TRL had ended, onetime hit The Hills was on its way out, and ratings were in a downward spiral. MTV faced its biggest identity crisis yet — then along came Snooki and Co.

Now, led by the crass stars of prime-time phenomenon Jersey Shore, MTV can easily be crowned the biggest winner of the summer of 2011. Jersey Shore's Season 4 premiere averaged 8.8 million viewers, and the show landed five of the top seven cable telecasts of summer. "Thank God for Jersey Shore," says MTV programming head David Janollari. Those ratings translate to big advertising bucks for MTV, notes Horizon Media analyst Brad Adgate. "I think in the 30-year history of MTV, this has been... read more

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Premiered: August 22, 2010, on History Channel
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A reality series following Cajuns from the swamplands of Louisiana during the 30-day alligator-hunting season.

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