Destination America preps “Monsters” for August

U.S. net Destination America has lined up back-to-back premieres on August 22 for its new series Swamp Monsters (pictured) and Monsters Underground.
July 30, 2014

U.S. net Destination America has lined up back-to-back premieres on August 22 for its new series Swamp Monsters and Monsters Underground.

The previously announced three-parter Swamp Monsters will debut on August 22 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

Set in the Louisiana bayou, Elliot Guidry (pictured) and his Cajun team set out to track down, identify and eliminate the monsters they believe are the cause of about 100 unexplained disappearances each year. The series is produced by California-based Varuna Entertainment.

Meanwhile, in the six-part, Go Go Luckey Entertainment-produced series Monsters Underground, Bill Brock and his team – which includes a military survivalist, a biologist, a hunter-tracker and a pro fighter - set out to prove the existence of monsters living beneath the earth’s surface in various caverns and mines.

The series will also premiere on August 22, at 10 and 10:30 p.m. EST/PST.

“America’s swamps and caves are inherently terrifying places with real-life dangers like quicksand, gators, disorienting darkness, and claustrophobic passageways with only one way out – not to mention monsters,” said Marc Etkind, general manager of Destination America, in a statement.

“These hostile conditions ward off everyday visitors, but the time has come for a few good men to brave the elements and stand up against these swamp monsters and monsters underground,” he added. “No one but Elliot, Brock and their teams of expert trackers, trappers and hardcore outdoorsmen are better suited to accept the mission.”

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