Exclusive: CMT to resurrect “Swamp Hunters”

The T Group-produced reality show (pictured), which originally ran on U.S. cable net TruTV, will return for eight new original episodes on CMT later this year, realscreen has learned.
June 2, 2014

U.S. cable net CMT is bringing back Louisiana-set reality show Swamp Hunters (pictured) for a fresh run.

The first season of the show was originally commissioned by and ran on TruTV, which opted not to renew it. CMT then picked up second window rights and aired reruns of the series, to good ratings.

Now, CMT has commissioned an 8 x 30-minute run of new original episodes, which it is aiming to premiere in early October in a 10 p.m. slot, around the same time as the network’s similarly themed show Swamp Pawn, a network spokesperson confirmed to realscreen.

Swamp Hunters follows D’Roy and Dustin Taylor, relic hunters in Louisiana’s Honey Island Swamp, as they search for items left behind by pirates, gangsters and militia.

Jenny Daly, president of T Group Productions, told realscreen: “We couldn’t be more excited to produce this series for CMT. The characters, the humor and the multi-generational family dynamics are right at home for the network.”

Swamp Hunters is exec produced for T Group by Daly and Rob Fox.

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