Debut of “Swamp Pawn” is Saturday

CMT will debut the series “Swamp Pawn,” a docu-series following Rick Phillips of Phillips Swamp Seafood in the Iberville Parish community of Bayou Pigeon, at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Not your typical pawnshop, Phillips Swamp Seafood buys and sells anything the bayou serves up — including alligators, turtles, bullfrogs, crawfish, and everything in between, according to a news release about the show.

Phillips and a colorful cast
of neighboring “swampers” make their living fishing, hunting and haggling in this tiny, self-sustaining community deep in the heart of the
bayou.

The show features an array of quirky locals who rely on their ability to sell whatever will attract a price.

This close-knit community lives off the land, learns to be resourceful when times are lean and depends on each other to get by.

“Swamp Pawn” is not the only reality television show set in Louisiana.

“Swamp People” has been a popular show on The History Channel for years while the same channel broadcasts “Cajun Pawn Stars” about an Alexandria-based pawn shop. “Duck Dynasty” on A&E is about a Louisiana family that makes products for duck hunters.

“The Governor’s Wife”, a new A&E show about former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards and his wife, Trina Scott Edwards, is set to air in February.