The other day I was watching History Channel when something caught my eye… Shelby Stanga… aka The Swampman from Ax Men in a very brief commercial.

From what I’ve been able to gather, Shelby is getting his own show. I don’t know if that means he won’t be on Ax Men anymore. I don’t even know if Ax Men is coming back next year. Nothing has been announced.

If I were a betting man, I’d guess Ax Men wasn’t coming back and “The Legend of Shelby The Swampman” is an attempt to keep Shelby on the air. Since it’ll be all about him, he’ll get plenty of air time.

Whatever the case may be, I’m happy to see Shelby coming back. He’s rude and crude, but he and his family are the only reason I watch the show anymore.

UPDATE: Ax Men does appear slated to return this winter with a new season. According to Shelby, his new series will debut on Tuesday, August 6th. Mark your calendars!