SEASON(S): 1 (8 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from History's press release, October 2011) For the shrimpers of Bayou La Batre, Alabama, mining the waters for tiny pieces of "saltwater gold" is a treacherous, 24/7 job. But there's more to shrimping than bringing in the day's haul. History is made daily as they fight to save a uniquely American way of life. BIG SHRIMPIN', a new 8-part series premiering Thursday, November 17, at 10 p.m. on HISTORY(R), follows a group of longtime employees of Dominick Ficarino, owner of the most successful business in Bayou La Batre, Dominick's Seafood. Over the course of several months, the captains and crews of three of Dominick's boats show what it takes to shrimp and demonstrate how something so little can create such big problems. Working 40 days at a stretch and sometimes 48 hours straight, the crews battle unforgiving elements, equipment breakdowns, injuries, competing boats and even each other.