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.
UPDATE: HISTORY produced two back-to-back specials airing Sunday April 26. At least it’s something, right?
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