Covering Louisiana

Jan 10, 2012 3:44 PM

New "Ragin' Cajuns" Reality Show

Discovery Channel's brand new series RAGIN' CAJUNS will premiere on Tuesday, January 17th at 9pm. The show promises to take viewers along for the 3-month long white shrimp season. It may sound like fun in the sun, but life in the bayou ain't no day at the beach.

The press release teases the show as follows:

"Venice 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 way of life and town may cease to exist.
Feeling sorry for themselves, however, has never been an option. Between bar fights and boat fights, shrimping for food and scrimping for cash, these RAGIN' CAJUNS work hard and play even harder."

The cast of characters include:

BLIMP, a 400 lb. shrimping rock star with a big heart and a bigger case of bad luck
ACY COOPER, Cooper patriarch who comes from a long line of LA coast shrimpers
TRAE COOPER, Acy's son and a greenhorn captain
DARDAR, under pressure to live up to Cooper family name by soon marrying into it
KIP MARQUIZE, a renegade captain who will try anything to succeed
WAYLON BURAS, the "big dog" of shrimping with a tricked out boat

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