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Great American Country preps “Growing Up Gator”

U.S. net Great American Country has snapped up a trio of Florida-based alligator farmers for its forthcoming series Growing Up Gator (pictured), premiering on October 24.
September 22, 2014

U.S. net Great American Country has snapped up a trio of Florida-based alligator farmers for its forthcoming series Growing Up Gator (pictured), premiering on October 24.

The 6 x 30-minute series – produced by Miami-based prodco 2C Media – follows sisters Britney, Kasey and Chelsea Brooks as they locate and rescue wild alligators that are posing a threat to the public. Rescues made in the first season include removing alligators from pools, cars, homes and an RV storage facility.

“In this show, you have three young ladies who are fearless when it comes to facing down alligators,” said Steven Lerner, senior VP of programming and development for Great American Country, HGTV and DIY Network, in a statement.

“The entire Brooks family works together to address the community’s need to remove alligators from public spaces where they could cause harm or be harmed themselves,” added Lerner. “It’s a courageous pursuit, and it’s a lot of fun to watch in Growing Up Gator.”

The series is exec produced by 2C Media’s Chris Sloan and Carla Kaufman Sloan. Calvin Simmons serves as co-executive producer.

Growing Up Gator debuts on October 24 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.

About The Author
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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