Animal Planet orders aquarium, hillbilly reality shows
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You might think I did something tricky there, putting “aquarium” and “hillbilly” next to each other in the headline to make you think it was an “aquarium hillbilly” reality show, which could be rad. The truth is these two new Animal Planet shows are actually not far from that.
One is Tanked, a six-episode series that introduces viewers to a “high-decibel, family-owned business,” according to the press release, of an aquarium builder that constructs elaborate fish prisons for high-profile clients. Will do they choose to include a tiny treasure chest? Find out in July. The second show…
The second is a seven-episode series (so that means the network likes it 16.6% better than Tanked) called Hillbilly Handfishin’. It’s about an Oklahoma “self-proclaimed” hillbilly who runs a business catering to city slickers who want to try to catch catfish with their bare hands.
The clients “submerge themselves in murky waters to catch catfish with their bare hands and feet with comedic and dramatic results … the only lures in this cat-fishing are fingers and toes — which, by the way, can be just as attractive to the snakes, beavers, muskrats and snapping turtles.” Quick, book your vacation now!
Hillbilly Handfishin’ debuts in August.