[08/13/12 - 11:03 PM] Development Update: Monday, August 13 Updates include: VH1 shelves "Ev & Ocho"; Jodie Foster to helm potential Showtime drama pilot; and Spike TV bumps "Rat Bastards" out of primetime.
SEASON(S): 1 (6 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from Spike TV's press release, January 2012) An invasive species of giant swamp rats are ravaging America's Southern wetlands and are especially dangerous to the tenuous ecological system of the Mississippi delta region. This non-scripted series follows a pack of industrious guys dubbed the "Cajun Commandoes" in Louisiana who hunt these elusive 40-pound menaces both to sell and to eat. These determined rat hunters compete over a limited four month window to earn big bucks by capturing these loathsome pests for a bounty. The series is co-created by Eli Holzman and Stephen Lambert of Studio Lambert and Royal Malloy, Duke Straub and Colt Straub of American Chainsaw. They are also the production team behind the upcoming Spike series, "Diamond Divers."