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Destination America brings ‘Buying’ franchise to Gulf Coast

The Discovery Communications-owned U.S. cable net will begin airing real estate series Buying the Bayou (pictured) on September 7.
August 15, 2013

Discovery Communications-owned cable net Destination America is to begin airing the Cajun real estate series Buying the Bayou (pictured) on September 7.

Produced by Paper Route Productions, the show follows prospective home buyers and their real estate agents as they view properties in and around swamps, marshes and waterways on the Gulf Coast. The series will debut following Buying Alaska, a similarly unorthodox real estate show about people looking to buy a home in far-flung corners of the country’s northernmost state.

“We’re excited about expanding our ‘buying’ franchise with even more stunning and challenging locations including the Bayou where its unconventional residents often fish off their back porch, commute by boat and hunt gators for a living,” said Marc Etkind, the network’s general manager, in a statement.

“While Alaska showcases off-the-grid isolation in dangerously beautiful land, the deep south offers its own version of a rugged lifestyle with an unusual landscape, and colorful characters.”

Alan LaGarde serves as executive producer on the series for Paper Route and Fay Yu and Sara Helman serve as executive producers for Destination America.

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