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Greenlit: Swamp Pawn, CMT

Swamp Pawn (6 x 60′) – Docu-series following Rick Phillips of Phillips Swamp Seafood in Bayou Pigeon, Louisiana. Not your typical pawnshop, Phillips Swamp Seafood buys and sells anything the bayou serves up — including alligators, turtles, bullfrogs, crawfish, and everything in between. Phillips and a colorful cast of neighboring “swampers” make their living fishing, hunting and haggling in this tiny, self-sustaining community deep in the heart of the bayou.

The series features an array of quirky locals who rely on their ability to sell whatever will catch a price. This close-knit community lives off the land, learns to be resourceful when times are lean and depends on each other to get by.

Rick Phillips is the closest thing to a mayor that Bayou Pigeon has, and his business is the town’s lifeblood. He’s a tough customer, but with his casual country charm and sense of humor, he’ll also bend over backward to help a friend or stranger.

Along with Phillips, there is the mismatched father-and-son team of Coy and Shorty Gomez, two fishermen who spend much of their time arguing, looking for work or hocking anything they can to make a living. They’d make perfect business partners if they weren’t so different: Coy is a quiet, reserved and thoughtful backwoods gentleman, while his son, Shorty, is brash and scattershot. When there’s trouble in the swamp, the locals call in legendary ‘Chachie Boy’ — the best gator hunter in Bayou Pigeon. The cast also includes dueling husband-and-wife fishing duos Clayton & Joney Daley and Quentin & Jamie Morales, who good-naturedly compete for bragging rights as the best fishers in the bayou.

Channel: CMT

Producer: Pilgrim Studios

TX: 26th January 2013

Source: CMT press release

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