Premiering Tuesday, July 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel, RAGIN’ CAJUNS takes viewers down the Mississippi deep into the Louisiana Bayou for the start of the three-month long white shrimp season.
It may sound like fun in the sun, but life in the bayou is no day at the beach for these six larger-than-life, blue collar guys. Between bar fights and boat fights, shrimping for food and scrimping for cash, these bayou boys work hard and play even harder.
When life hands them lemons, these boys cut them up and make shrimp cocktail!
Venice, Louisiana – population: 2,000 – was once was a thriving southern paradise, but just when these bayou boys thought they had dug themselves out of the devastating hole that Hurricane Katrina created back in 2005, the oil spill of 2010 set them into another tailspin. Now, the shrimping boats aren’t the only things struggling to stay afloat. If they can’t make it this season, their livelihood and the whole town’s way of life may be over.
Feeling sorry for themselves, however, has never been an option. These guys are on a mission to prove that even if you’re down on your luck with an uncertain future, a bit of hard work, patience and ingenuity can go a long way.
Highlights from the first episodes of RAGIN’ CAJUNS include:
RAGIN’ CAJUNS: “White Gold”
Tues., July 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
In the wake of the 2010 oil spill, the tiny town of Venice, Louisiana, and its blue-collar shrimping brethren are struggling to stay afloat. Desperate to preserve their way of life, six captains hit the bayou in search of lucrative white shrimp.
RAGIN’ CAJUNS: “Shrimping, Storming and Stabbing”
Tues., July 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
After one of the worst opening days in history, the entire fleet is on life-support. The shrimp captains confront a storm that threatens to end their season just as it begins, and Acy’s son finds himself in a career-threatening fight of his own.