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[12/04/19 - 10:05 AM]
Florida's Python Problem Threatens to Sweep America - "Guardians of the Glades" Returns January 7 on Discovery
Florida's python problem is threatening to sweep north into the rest of America; but snake hunter Dusty Crum and his crew are ready to take on some of the biggest, deadliest snakes in the Everglades.

[05/08/19 - 12:41 PM]
New Discovery Channel Series "Guardians of the Glades" Spotlights Florida's Python Problem and One Man's Mission to Save the Everglades
In an all-new Discovery Channel series, Dusty "The Wildman" Crum and his devoted crew fight to save the land they know and love, one snake at a time.







GUARDIANS OF THE GLADES (DISCOVERY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/28/19 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (8 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its second season on 2/25/20; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Discovery Channel's press release, December 2019) Florida's python problem is threatening to sweep north into the rest of America; but snake hunter Dusty Crum and his crew are ready to take on some of the biggest, deadliest snakes in the Everglades. During Florida's 'wet season', the high-water acts as a "highway" for predators - including the Burmese Python - and it's up to Dusty to catch them before they wipe out an entire generation of mammals. With new tools, new techniques and new areas of exploration, Dusty and his team are determined to stop Florida's most destructive invasive species from taking over America. The brand-new season of GUARDIANS OF THE GLADES premieres Tuesday, January 7, at 10PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel. This season the problem is worsening - with Pythons doubling in size and number - so Florida is doubling the bounty and Dusty and team are doubling down their efforts. Dusty is reinventing his tactics with everything from new technology to ingenious solutions as he charges barefoot into the Everglades to save the swamp he calls home - and catch the biggest python on record. His eclectic team of fellow snake hunters is back, including rookie Brittany, swamp guru Jay, wildlife expert Gary, and survivalist Tom. Each has a purpose and a common goal: to stop the area's python takeover and save their beloved home and the diminishing wildlife who inhabit it. In 1992, Hurricane Andrew introduced a foreign and invasive breeding population of giant constrictors known as Burmese Pythons to the Southern Florida wilderness. In the wake of the destructive storm, the state began a python bounty program in a desperate attempt to regain control over the Glades and to protect the fragile and dwindling animal populations. Despite the danger of tracking down and capturing these deadly creatures, some of which can measure upwards of 18-feet in length, Dusty Crum and his gutsy crew understand the reward is worth the risk. Over the last decade, severe mammal declines have been directly linked to the pythons - including full-grown deer - which end up in the stomachs of these snakes. Following Crum deep into the sawgrass swamps and mangroves of the Everglades and beyond, GUARDIANS OF THE GLADES spotlights the environmental crisis gripping the Florida wilderness and offers a thrilling up-close look at what happens when the hunters become the hunted - complete with harrowing wrestling matches in the treacherous swamps.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Dusty "The Wildman" Crum
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brad Blondheim as EP
· John Slaughter as EP (Discovery)
· Jonathan Goldman as EP
· Rick Sasson as EP
· Ross Weintraub as EP
· Seth Sherman as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 3 Ball Entertainment
· Parabolic Films