Two of the History Channel‘s most popular programs are receiving similar web companions. The stars of Counting Cars and Swamp People will be profiled in web series that follow them when they are off the clock.
For Swamp People, which recently completed its fourth season of gator huntin’ goodness, there is plenty of spinoff-worthy material. As gator hunting season is just 30 days long, the show’s stars have eleven months time to kill every year. The web companion, After the Hunt, will show off their preferred leisure activities. It recently launched its first three episodes; predictably, other types of hunting are popular; in one episode, main characters Troy and Jacob Landry go off hunting deer.
Counting Cars‘ web companion will also leave the main setting of the TV series behind. The show (which is itself a spinoff of Pawn Stars) takes place in a body shop, but web series, titled Count’s Kustoms: After Hours, will follow the shop’s employees as they fraternize with one another outside of work. As with After the Hunt, the first episode centers around hunting, as bike shop manager Shannon and body work expert ‘Grandpa’ take detailer Roli out to the desert for some serious male bonding.
The companions join the History Channel’s burgeoning web presence, which also includes a YouTube channel with over one million subscribers. Both Swamp People and Counting Cars drive healthy ratings, mainly because they have nothing to do with history (which, as we all know, is booooring). Expect the in-depth looks into their casts to be plenty popular.