ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 12/30/12; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from History's press release, October 2012) The intrepid Louisiana alligator hunters featured in the hit History series Swamp People don't have the monopoly on dangerous workplace conditions. They have kindred spirits in Australia's Northern Territory, where it takes a special mixture of courage and madness to hunt and trap monstrous crocodiles. OUTBACK HUNTERS, a new History series from the same production team behind Swamp People, takes viewers Down Under to an untamed frontier where crocs outnumber people three to one and it's never entirely clear who is the hunter and who is the hunted. The series premieres at 10 pm ET/PT Sunday, Oct. 21. In the Northern Territory of the Australian Outback lies 20,000 miles of merciless terrain known as the Top End. Saltwater crocodiles, routinely exceeding 20 feet in length and 2,000 pounds, with two tons of biting force, are the kings of the animal food chain here. Which can be problematic during the dry season, when food becomes scarce and crocs become more deadly as they hunt for the next meal. They attack and kill kangaroos, water buffalo, cattle, even people. OUTBACK HUNTERS follows six charismatic croc hunters and their support teams as they literally risk life and limb to keep the croc population in check.