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Shelby The Swamp Man Off History After Eight Episodes

Shelby is ready to make his Toni Roni soup on The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man

Shelby is ready to make his Toni Roni soup on The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man

Just as we were getting used to spending an hour each Tuesday watching The Legend of Shelby The Swamp Man, HISTORY has pulled the swamp rug out from under us.

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Tonight’s two new episodes are being called the season finale. Wait, what? You can see the string of complaining posts on the show’s Facebook page, including:

  • “Season finale already?!!? Wtf?!?!”
  • ” What’s it been 3 weeks … and it’s over already…come on History Channel!”
  • “Season finale? I guess this means there are only four episodes in the season…..seriously?”

Shelby Stanga is easy to love and The Legend of  Shelby the Swamp Man was a great idea. HISTORY spun Shelby out of Ax Men for a look at how he’d fare in a world that wasn’t always so comfortable.

Were we part of a tease on the part the network? Maybe they wanted to test out Shelby’s popularity when he isn’t logging with the guys.

We want more Shelby.  Last week’s two shows were classics.

In one, Shelby Stanga made some extra cash taking four city guys on a swamp tour. They got much more than they paid for when Shelby’s boat stalled out as the sun was setting. After lighting a fire to keep warm and wait for the boat motor to straighten itself out, a sworn enemy of the Swamp Man started shooting and screaming for the guys to get in the boat and head on their way.

In the other show, Shelby learned that catching tuna is a lucrative venture and with pal Gary encouraging him to tag along, Stanga used his harpoon to help land a big one, as the other fishermen wondered where he got his technique. To return a favor, we found the Swamp Man working as a cook and a server at Gary’s restaurant with drop dead hilarious results.

It’s not nice to dangle Shelby in front of us only to pull him away. If you agree, add your comments here and head on over to Facebook to protest losing The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man.

Check out the full recap of last week’s shows right here at TVRuckus, on the show’s dedicated page. Just click the link above.                  Image: The Legend of Shelby The Swamp Man/HISTORY

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15 replies

  1. Take the trash out and shut the door. Out with the axmen program also.

  2. Everyone I talk to loves Shelby Stanza. Please keep him on. He makes us laugh . Please, please keep him going.

  3. We love Shelby the Swamp Man. We need someone to watch that is good and wholesome even with the little cussing that goes on.He makes us laugh..something that doesn,t happen much anymore with all the violence in world today

    • You know Margaret, you’re right. It’s a great point about Shelby’s basic wholesomeness. He loves his work, his friends, his family and his swamp. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

  4. Please bring Shelby back it was a great show, lots of laughs. There are so many other shows that should have went before this. Please bring Shelby back.

  5. What a shame! Having grownup watching programs like the Red Skelton and Carol Burnett shows along with sitcoms Lucille Ball and Dick Van Dyke shows, Candid Camera, Taxi, The Jeffersons and Mork and Mindy. My family and co-workers found The Legend Of Shelby just as entertaining. While mainstream America indulges in the violent and many times sexually explicit programs. There are still a few of us old folks that enjoy clean, wholesome and fun television viewing. It is an absolute shame that the executives with the History Channel let this one slip away simply due to ratings. These individuals are clearly more in tune with the Money instead of good ,wholesome entertainment.

  6. Bring Shelby back!!!!

  7. We love, love, love Shelby. Begging you to please bring Shelby’s show back to History channel. Awesome show! Shelby is genuine and hilarious! One of the few shows that we could watch with our children and they actually liked it! History channel didn’t really even give his show a chance. How stupid of them. The ONLY reason we watch Ax Men is to see Shelby. We record it and then fast forward to Shelby’s part on the show. Listen to your viewers. Shelby is funnier than Duck Dynasty. We are originally from West Monroe, La and love Duck Dynasty, but would watch Shelby The Swamp Man over Duck Dynasty. If you’re not going to bring Shelby’s show back, then What about making a southern swampers show? At least we’d see more of Shelby.


  9. Shelby became a very large part of mine and my kids live’s , I relate to Shelby and miss seeing him on the tv every week . I say bring back the best show on tv since the duke’s of hazzard .

  10. As usual tv execs pull the plug on quality television. Here’s an idea, how about putting some crap show on and when it doesn’t draw viewers you can pat yourselves on the back and tell each other how you conned the american public and advertisers. Tv execs are as scummy as lawyers and politicians. Matbe your program director can schedule 12 episodes of the same show, that takes talent. I’m going to email all of your sponsors and boycott their products. There is to many options for me to choose so I will not support your network.

  11. Did this show get cancelled? I’ve been waiting for a new episode!! I’m watching the greatest Shelby moments now and it sounded like there were 4 seasons recorded? BRING this show back! It’s every bit as funny as duck dynasty!

  12. A truly funny, entertaining show. Why in the world would they cancel it? Not cool history channel. Not cool at all.

  13. He made us laugh every week. It has been a year since we saw the last episode and this show is missed greatly. Bring Shelby back!

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