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The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man

The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man

Photo Credit:  Zach Dilgard / History
  • Premiered: 
    August 6, 2013
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  • Network: History
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Spinoff of Ax Men 
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Plot Synopsis

Shelby 'Swamp Man' Stanga has lived and logged in Louisiana's Atchafalaya Swamp for four seasons on AX MEN, and now this spinoff reality series, THE LEGEND OF SHELBY THE SWAMP MAN, follows Shelby as he searches for a new houseboat, all while doing odd jobs to make money for his new home purchase. Hurricane Isaac destroyed his home on water, and now Shelby is left with nothing but his best canine buddy, Willie. Finding a new houseboat presents a huge challenge, because he must venture into the real world to buy a new home with limited funds. And once he buys his new houseboat, he'll have to decorate it so that he feels at home. In this eight-episode, half-hour series, Shelby travels 30-thousand feet and 700 miles out of his comfort zone to find a new home, and then returns to the bayou culture to complete projects, such as hog hunting, encountering venomous swamp creatures, working with a voodoo priestess or ridding swamp rats from a fancy house.
On Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT on History, THE LEGEND OF SHELBY THE SWAMP MAN returned with back-to-back new episodes. In the night's first episode (10pm), "Man Bites Snake," Shelby takes on a snake and loses half of his tooth in the process. He'll do anything to avoid the dentist and resorts to one of the most dangerous stunts he's ever tried, but eventually has to face his worst fear. Then, in the night's second episode (10:30pm), "Swamp Survival 101," Little RJ and his friends want Shelby to take them camping. Shelby jumps at the chance to turn these boys into bona fide mini-swamp men and agrees to instruct them in the art of wilderness survival.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Original Productions


  • Atchafalaya Swamp - Louisiana USA