TV Shows Filmed in Louisiana
The Movie & TV Industry Comes to Louisiana
Louisiana is a popular setting for the movie industry, and several hit reality TV and cooking shows on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, A&E, Food Network, and other cable networks.
New shows include Cajun Aces and Out Da' Bayou.
The Bayou State has become an exciting location featuring a diversity of towns and subjects for television for three main reasons: 1) tax credits and incentives, 2) mild year-round weather, and 3) interesting, likable, real-world characters.
Currently over 2,000 licensed alligator hunters harvest 30,000 to 35,000 wild alligators annually in Louisiana!
Today, the story of alligator hunting in Louisiana is being told on the TV series "Swamp People" on the History Channel. Swamp People debuted in August of 2010, and has become a runaway hit ever since.
The History Channel premiered Swamp People Season 12 on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 9/8C.
Several of the alligator hunters have become celebrities, including Troy and Jacob Landry, Elizabeth Cavalier Choate, Bruce Mitchell, Junior Edwards, R.J. Molinere and Jay Paul Molinere, and others.
"Choot 'em" is a phrase heard often on Swamp People, voiced by gator hunter Troy Landry of Pierre Part, a small community in the swamp close to the cities of Donaldsonville and Thibodaux, and Lake Verret. To learn more, visit Troy Landry's website at ChootEm.com
The Chefs of Cajun Aces ... Cody and Sam Carroll (courtesy of the Food Network)
Sam and Cody Carroll of Louisiana premiered in December of 2017 their new Food Network show, “Cajun Aces" which entered its 2nd season in the fall of 2018.
Hot Tails in New Roads was the two chefs’ first restaurant.
Out Da' Bayou on the Discovery Channel
The creator and producer of Out da' Bayou ... John Jackson (courtesy of Out da' Bayou)
The weekly, 30-minute lifestyle TV show "Out Da’ Bayou" premiered on the Discovery Channel on January 6, 2018.
The locally-produced series centers on Louisiana’s food, outdoor adventure and tourism. Viewers will have the chance to journey into Louisiana marshes, swamps and offshore waters in search of the best food Louisiana has to offer.
John Jackson is the producer, writer, host, and editor of the show. He has produced outdoor and sports-related video for over 26 years.
Duck Dynasty on the A&E Network
The Duck Dynasty TV series on the A&E Network featured the Robertsons, a Louisiana bayou family living the American dream as they operate a thriving business while staying true to their family values and lifestyle. Led by Phil Robertson who created the Duck Commander brand, the family and its exploits have become a top-rated show on TV.
Photo courtesy of the A&E Network
Season 11 of Duck Dynasty premiered in November of 2016 on A&E. The final episode aired on March 29, 2017.
A homegrown mom-and-pop operation, Duck Commander has become a sporting empire by manufacturing high quality duck calls and duck decoys out of salvaged swamp wood.
The company dates back to the 1970s, and is located in West Monroe, Louisiana.
Big Easy Motors
There’s undiscovered treasure in the bayous of Louisiana and Charles Handler knows how to find it. From a 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible to a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT, Handler and his team find long-forgotten piles of junk and turn them into dazzling custom cars.
Charles is co-owner of The Bomb Factory in New Orleans. He says his favorite part of the restoration process is not just using his creativity in the design process, but the satisfaction of hunting down the most obscure parts.
Each episode, based in New Orleans, the Big Easy, features amazing vehicle restorations and high stakes auctions where everything is on the line.
The first episode debuted in 2016, and Season 1, Episode 16 "Crescent City Cuda" aired on August 15, 2017.
The Bomb Factory is located at 4537 N Robertson Street in New Orleans. Phone (504) 267-5961 or visit them on the web at theBombFactory NOLA.com
The new show airs on the History Channel.
Cajun Pawn Stars
Silver Dollar Pawn & Jewelry Center on Lee Street in Alexandria Louisiana, site of the filming of the History Channel's Cajun Pawn Stars
The "Cajun Pawn Stars" series on the History Channel was filmed in Alexandria at the Silver Dollar Pawn & Jewelry Center, and debuted on January 8, 2012.
"Cajun Pawn Stars" featured Alexandria's Silver Dollar Pawn & Jewelry Center, and its owner Jimmie DeRamus and his family-owned business. Jimmie, also known as "Big Daddy", was joined on the show by his daughter Tammie and his younger brother Johnnie.
Several employees of the store were also featured on screen, including Louisiana bayou pawn brokers Robby Friend, Walt Piper, Tina Journet, and Fred "Yankee" Howell.
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