ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 8/14/12; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from Spike TV's press release, July 2012) In New Orleans, he is the top dog of bounty hunters. Spike TV's unscripted original series "Big Easy Justice" centers on the gritty underworld of post-Katrina New Orleans and follows legendary bounty hunter Tat-2 as he hunts down some of the city's most elusive criminals and brings them back to justice. "Big Easy Justice" returns to Spike for eight brand new half-hour episodes starting Monday, July 23, with back-to-back episodes at 11:00 and 11:30 PM, ET/PT. With the support of local law enforcement and deep knowledge of the streets as a New Orleans native, Tat-2 (real name is Gene Thacker) has a single mission, to keep his city safe by keeping the bad guys off the street. A military veteran as well as a former police officer from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana, Tat-2 shows no fear on the job and utilizes any means, either physical or psychological, to apprehend his prey. Over his 12 year bounty hunting career, he's brought back more than 10,000 fugitives to jail, whose crimes range from armed robbery, murder, drug possession, domestic abuse and assault, among other crimes.