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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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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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