Reality TV Shows Filmed in Louisiana

The Movie & Film Industry Comes to Louisiana

Map of Reality TV Shows Filmed in Louisiana ... Swamp People, Cajun Pawn Stars in Alexandria, Bayou Billionaires near Shreveport, My Big Redneck Vacation, Duck Dynasty in West Monroe Details about Swamp People including map of locations where the filming is done Map of TV reality shows and filming locations in Louisiana ... see larger map below on this page

Louisiana is a popular setting for the movie industry, and several hit reality TV shows on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, A&E, CMT, and other cable networks.

The Bayou State has become an exciting location featuring a diversity of towns and subjects for reality television for three main reasons: 1) tax credits and incentives, 2) mild year-round weather, and 3) interesting, likable, real-world characters.

According to a report prepared by the Louisiana Office of Entertainment Industry Development, Louisiana has had five consecutive years of economic growth in the film and music industry.

The report also recognizes Louisiana as ranked third in film and television production nationwide behind only California and New York. See map of Louisiana below showing TV show filming locations in Louisiana cities

Swamp People

Swamp People on the History Channel ... filmed in the Louisiana swamps

Currently over 2,000 licensed alligator hunters harvest 30,000 to 35,000 wild alligators annually in Louisiana!

Today, the story of alligator hunting in Louisiana is being told on the TV series "Swamp People" on the History Channel. Swamp People debuted in August of 2012, and has become a runaway hit ever since.

Season 8 of Swamp People debuted on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Various segments of "Swamp People" are filmed around South Louisiana, including Bayou Sorrel, Pecan Island, Bayou Pigeon, Pierre part, Morgan City, Houma and other locales.

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Several of the alligator hunters have become celebrities, including Troy and Jacob Landry, Elizabeth Cavalier Choate, Bruce Mitchell, Junior Edwards, R.J. Molinere and Jay Paul Molinere, and others.

"Choot 'em" is a phrase heard often on Swamp People, voiced by gator hunter Troy Landry of Pierre Part, a small community in the swamp close to the cities of Donaldsonville and Thibodaux, and Lake Verret. To learn more, visit Troy Landry's website at

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Duck Dynasty on the A&E Network

Popular Travel Stops in Louisiana

The Duck Dynasty TV series on the A&E Network features the Robertsons, a Louisiana bayou family living the American dream as they operate a thriving business while staying true to their family values and lifestyle. Led by Phil Robertson who created the Duck Commander brand, the family and its exploits have become a top-rated show on TV.

Season 11 of Duck Dynasty premiered in November of 2016 on A&E. This is the final season for Duck Dynasty, with the final episode airing on March 29, 2017.

Duck Dynasty on the A&E Network: Fear the Beards!
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A homegrown mom-and-pop operation, Duck Commander has become a sporting empire by manufacturing high quality duck calls and duck decoys out of salvaged swamp wood.

The company dates back to the 1970s, and is located in West Monroe, Louisiana.

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This new multimillionaire family is kept in line by business-savvy Willie, who runs Duck Commander with the help of his brother Jase, their respective wives Korie and Missy, patriarch and founder of the company, Phil, and uncle Si.

Together they run a booming business that employs half their neighborhood, but at the end of the day, you can find the whole family around matriarch Miss Kay's dinner table.

Big Easy Motors

There’s undiscovered treasure in the bayous of Louisiana and Charles Handler knows how to find it. From a 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible to a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT, Handler and his team find long-forgotten piles of junk and turn them into dazzling custom cars.

Charles is co-owner of The Bomb Factory in New Orleans. He says his favorite part of the restoration process is not just using his creativity in the design process, but the satisfaction of hunting down the most obscure parts.

Each episode, based in New Orleans, the Big Easy, features amazing vehicle restorations and high stakes auctions where everything is on the line.

The first episode debuted on July 5, 2016.

The Bomb Factory is located at 4537 N Robertson Street in New Orleans. Phone (504) 267-5961 or visit them on the web at theBombFactory

The new show airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on the History Channel.

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Country Buck$

On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, A&E launched the new show "Country Buck$," starring the Busbice family, founders of Wildgame Industries.

The Busbice family on the reality TV proram "Country Bucks"
The Busbice family on "Country Bucks" (photo courtesy of the A&E Network

Wildgame Industries was founded by brothers Ryan and the younger Matt Busbice. Other cast members include Joe Buck, Big Bill, T-Carr, Uncle Hard Buck and his wife Beth. Cameo appearances are scheduled for friends Willie Robertson of "Duck Dynasty", and Troy Landry of "Swamp People".

Other than Ryan and his brother, Matt, characters on the show include their father, Big Bill, who often finds himself getting roped into the harebrained antics of his brother Hard Luck, much to his wife Beth's chagrin. Trusty ranch manager T-Carr is often caught between Bill, Ryan and Matt. The family's pet deer, Bella, is also the source of much trouble.

Ryan and Matt are the founders of Wildgame Innovations, which they started in their home 12 years ago. Their first invention was a deer feed block that they developed on their stove. In little more than a decade since he began the company in the Acadiana region, Ryan Busbice has moved headquarters to New Roads and has opened additional locations in Baton Rouge, Texas, Illinois and Asia.

The family business is now a multi-million dollar wildlife sporting empire with 2,400 products, including trail cameras, electronic game calls and the well-known Plano tackle boxes, and 12 major outdoor brands.

The Busbices also have a hunting show "Wildgame Nation" on the Outdoor Channel.

The show takes place on the family’s 55,000 acre ranch near Olla in northeast Louisiana, in LaSalle Parish.

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Cajun Pawn Stars

Silver Dollar Pawn & Jewelry Center on Lee Street in Alexandria Louisiana, site of the filming of Cajun Pawn Stars
Silver Dollar Pawn & Jewelry Center on Lee Street in Alexandria Louisiana, site of the filming of the History Channel's Cajun Pawn Stars

The "Cajun Pawn Stars" series on the History Channel was filmed in Alexandria at the Silver Dollar Pawn & Jewelry Center, and debuted on January 8, 2012.

"Cajun Pawn Stars" featured Alexandria's Silver Dollar Pawn & Jewelry Center, and its owner Jimmie DeRamus and his family-owned business. Jimmie, also known as "Big Daddy", was joined on the show by his daughter Tammie and his younger brother Johnnie.

Several employees of the store were also featured on screen, including Louisiana bayou pawn brokers Robby Friend, Walt Piper, Tina Journet, and Fred "Yankee" Howell.

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Map of Reality TV Shows Filmed on Location in Louisiana

Map of  TV Shows Filmed in Louisiana ... Swamp People, Cajun Pawn Stars in Alexandria, Bayou Billionaires near Shreveport, My Big Redneck Vacation, Duck Dynasty in West Monroe ... photos, crawfish season, Cajun foods, ordering and much more! ... click to visit now
Details about Swamp People including map of locations where the filming is done

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