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'Swamp People's fourth season to premiere February 14 on History


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/28/2013 

Swamp People will be premiering its new season next month and adding six new cast members.

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History has announced the fourth season of Swamp People will premiere on Thursday, February 14 at 9PM ET/PT.

According to the network, Troy, Bruce Mitchell, Ron, RJ, Jay Paul, Liz, Junior, Jacob, and Glenn Guist will all be returning for the reality series' upcoming season, while the new swampers will be T-Roy Broussard, Harlan "Bigfoot" Hatcher, Jeromy Pruitt, David LaDarte, ZZ Loupe, and Tom Candies.

Swamp People's fourth season will bring viewers back to the Atchafalaya Swamp, where the swampers will deal with the effects of Hurricane Isaac in which they'll lose five days of their short alligator season.

The storm's aftermath will have created massive fish kills, flooded hunting grounds and new human predators -- who are Texas interlopers in Pierre Part.

Swamp People is produced by Original Media and executive produced by Charlie Corwin, William Pruitt, Adam Briles, Zachary G. Behr, and Mary Donahue.

Below are History's descriptions of what viewers will see from Swamp People's veteran swampers on the show's fourth season:

- Troy is forced to hunt with a rusty partner -- his city-slicker oldest son, Brandon, back to the swamp for the first time in 10 years. Also, Troy must deal with invaders in his own hunting grounds -- a couple of brash Texans with something to prove.

- Jacob is paired up with his brother, Chase. The pressure is on, as Jacob feels the necessity to prove to his dad that he's the heir to Landry family throne. But, he's going to have to survive a brutal season.

- Liz, as a consequence of Hurricane Isaac, she temporarily loses her trusted hunting partner, Kristi -- forcing her to hunt with her 19-year-old daughter, Jessica. To add to her struggles, she is freshly recovering from surgery and is hunting against doctor's orders.

- R.J. and Jay Paul, after years of hunting in unfamiliar hunting grounds, the two are finally back on their native land and must prove themselves to the entire Houma tribe by landing the biggest gators they can -- even if it means going to extreme measures to succeed.

- Bruce and Ron, after failing to tag out last season, they are determined to redeem themselves. But Hurricane Isaac has dealt the team the worst blow in the swamp -- as their hunting grounds are destroyed and access is blocked for days after everyone else is hunting. The team must overcome cannibal alligators, jinxed yellow gators and the near loss of Bruce's beloved hunting dog, Tyler, if they have a chance at tagging out.

- Junior, pressured by the shortened gator season, pushes his son, Willie, to his wits end. After getting bit by a gator and shot again by his father, Willie jumps ship forcing Junior to recruit his wife, Theresa, to help him finish the season.

- Glenn Guist is trying desperately to define life without his brother, Mitchell, who died suddenly from a massive heart attack in the off season. His friends rally around him as they look to fulfill Mitchell's dream and unfinished project.

Below are History's descriptions of what viewers will see from Swamp People's new swampers on the show's fourth season:

- T-Roy Broussard and Harlan "Bigfoot" Hatcher from Texas are the top alligator hunters in the Lone Star state. They are trying to break into the Louisiana gator hunting scene after negotiating some tags from a Pierre Part landowner. How will they fare on Troy Landry's turf?

- Jeromy Pruitt and David LaDarte from Marion, LA are a stepfather/stepson team who are some of the most creative (and quirky) hunters on the swamp. Using all sorts of unconventional bait, boats, and ammunition has put this pair at the top of the list of Northern Louisiana hunters. The two are determined to hunt down "The Beast Of The East," a legendary massive gator.

- ZZ Loupe may only be 16-years-old, but he's lived on the swamp and handled gators since he was in diapers. At 6'2" and 260 pounds, he's a child prodigy that is a force to be reckoned with -- possessing a high level of swamp savvy and ingenuity. In his first "professional" hunting season, ZZ has teamed with legendary swamp veteran, Tom Candies.



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