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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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