'Mountain Monsters' Renewed for Second Season

Courtesy: Destination America
Destination America’s new series Mountain Monsters has trapped themselves a second season thanks to record ratings. The public has spoken and proved that they can’t get enough of the elusive monsters and the charismatic cast.

Produced by American Chainsaws for Destination America, the series debuted on June 22, won the title as Best Original Series Debut for the network and from there on, each episode delivered consistently good ratings.

In a statement from Marc Etkind, general manager of Destination America, “Mountain Monsters has quickly become a breakout hit for Destination America, with each new episode continually redefining our peak ratings performance. From the mysterious beasts that have haunted America’s wilderness for generations to the native West Virginia sons of AIMS who embody rough-and-tumble backcountry life, Mountain Monsters resonates with viewers who are curious about our country’s local legends as well as the locals themselves.”

The finale featuring the Lizard Demon of Wood County, West Virginia, is described in the press release:

Having spent a lifetime with the mountain wilderness as their home, hobby, and hunting ground, the members of AIMS, led by its founder John “Trapper” Tice, expertly tap into their backwoods ingenuity using both traditional techniques and modern technology to capture the Lizard Demon. But to catch something so aggressive and amphibious – the likes of which make it their toughest assignment yet – the team must venture outside their comfort zone and into the murky waters of Appalachia.

The Mountain Monsters season one finale will air this Saturday, July 27 at 10 p.m. ET. on Destination America.

-Larissa Mrykalo