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[01/25/12 - 09:38 AM]
History Announces New Mud-Breaking Series "Mudcats" - Premieres Thursday, February 9 at 10pm ET/PT
The newcomer will follow "Swamp People" on Thursday nights.

[via press release from History]

HISTORY ANNOUNCES NEW MUD-BREAKING SERIES "MUDCATS"

PREMIERES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 10pm ET/PT

Launches on (Nipping) Heels of New Season of SWAMP PEOPLE

New York, NY, January 25, 2012 - It's a practice that has been going on for generations - hand-fishing for giant flathead catfish. There's no rod, reel or bait - just two hands and a whole lot of guts. It's a cult and a culture, the disappearing remnants of a dangerous tradition that has played out on American rivers since the 1800s, man versus nature at its elemental best.

MUDCATS, premiering Thursday, February 9, 10pm ET/PT follows the men who compete with each other in an effort to showcase the best "mudcatters" in Oklahoma - "hands down"! Deep in the heart of this historic state lives an adventurous group of people, who have chosen to hand-fish as their passion - these men have learned the ways of from their fathers and grandfathers, and who have every intention of passing the tradition down to their sons and daughters and grandchildren. The drive to be the best runs deep.

The practice of catching a giant catfish may sound easy, or insane. The fisherman must get into the water, and then wait for a fish to bite him, at which point he wedges his hand all the way down into its gullet and then wrestles it into the boat. Following them on their fearless hunts for big fish and even bigger thrills, viewers will enter a culture of natural recklessness, one-ups-manship and danger, where bites from turtles, snakes and beavers are just the price of doing business, and where losing your whole forearm down the maw of a sixty-pound catfish is, well, a smashing success.

History goes on a wild journey right into the heart of a disappearing daredevil breed.

The MUDCATS:

· SCOOTER" BEVINS "The Defending Champion" - The reigning champion of the 2010 Okie Noodling Tournament, Scooter is a man's man and then some. For Scooter, a fourth generation "mudcatting" is matter of defending his family's honor.

· CATFISH JERRY RIDER "The Father and Son Team" - Jerry has been a fixture on the Oklahoma hand-fishing scene for decades. Known as a risk-taker and a man who can bring in monsters, he's ready to prove he's the best. A cantankerous personality, Jerry has headstrong opinions on everything. His son and fishing partner Andy is proof that "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree." After spending the last decade apart, they've reunited in a bid to claim the crown. But will their decision to fish together again heal their relationship or destroy their chances?

· MARION KINCAID "The Catfish King" - Catfish King Marion's a Harley-driving, rough-and-tumble showman. Everybody loves Marion, and it's easy to see why - he's loose and loud and easygoing, and he doesn't get nearly as wrapped up in the backbiting and rivalries as the other guys do. And yet, he's still one of the best around.

· TEDDY GOOD "The Young Gun" - Teddy is the next generation of hand fishermen, and a volunteer fireman whose wife happens to be Mrs. Oklahoma 2010. A fourth generation, he learned from his grandfather when he was three years old, and he's dedicated to continuing the legacy. Like Scooter, Teddy views his participation in the Tournament as a matter of honor and he's vowed to make his family proud.

· THOMAS RIGGS "The Veteran" - Straight out of central casting, Thomas Riggs is pure Oklahoma through and through - a walking talking study in self-reliance. Abandoned as a child in the tiny town of Jerome, Idaho, he has persevered on sheer grit, the epitome of the never-say-die Okie spirit. For Thomas hand fishing was once a means of survival but now it's his passion. This salt-of-the-earth veteran will reach deep into his survival skills to prove himself.

· Don "Katt Daddy" Brewer "The Challenger" - To say Don is larger than life is an understatement; for one thing, he has the nickname "Katt Daddy" tattooed in nine-inch letters across this back. "When I walk away, I want people to remember my name." Long known as one of the most competitive hand-fishermen in Oklahoma, his appetite for winning is unmatched. An expert deep water diver, "Kat" won't hesitate to put it all on the line if it means getting an advantage over the competition.

MUDCATS launches following the Season 3 premiere of SWAMP PEOPLE which follows the intrepid hunters and family men as they head out in pursuit of these most powerful beasts during the 30-day alligator hunting season, regulated by the state of Louisiana. The third season will premiere Thursday, February 9, 9pm ET/PT.

MUDCATS is produced by Original Media for HISTORY. Executive Producers for Original Media are Jay Peterson, Charlie Corwin and Brian Catalina. Executive Producers for HISTORY are Mary Donahue and Paul Cabana.

HISTORY(R) and HISTORY(R) HD are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the network's program offerings are hit series such as American Pickers, Ax Men, American Restoration, Ice Road Truckers, Top Gear, Pawn Stars and Top Shot, as well as acclaimed specials including Vietnam in HD, Gettysburg, America the Story of Us, WWII in HD, 102 Minutes That Changed America. HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards, eleven Primetime Emmy(R) Awards, 12 News & Documentary Emmy(R) Awards and received the prestigious Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network's Save Our History(R) campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take a Veteran to School Day is the network's signature initiative connecting America's schools and communities with veterans from all wars. The HISTORY website, located at www.history.com, is the leading online resource for all things history, featuring over 20,000 videos, images, audio clips, articles and interactive features that allow visitors to dig deeper into a broad range of thousands of historical topics.





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· MUDCATS (NGC)
· SWAMP PEOPLE (HISTORY)





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