‘Cajun Justice’ Final Episode Could Be It’s Last
The A&E reality show 'Cajun Justice' may not return after the season finale airs this Thursday August 16th. As we earlier reported, the cast of the popular show was fired by the new Sheriff in Terrebonne Parish.
We have learned the brass at A&E have repeatedly made offers to the new sheriff to keep the show going but their offers have been turned down.
The show, which follows the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office, is airing its final episode of the season Aug. 16. The show was taped when Vernon Bourgeois was sheriff. Bourgeois did not seek a second term and was replaced this summer by Jerry Larpenter, who says he doesn't want to see the show return.
"I think the show is ridiculous and disrespectful to the people of this parish," Larpenter told The Courier.
"(Producers) used our gas, equipment and manpower to go film all over the place," he said. "The ones who got shafted are the taxpayers of Terrebonne Parish."
Larpenter said he has repeatedly turned down offers to continue the making of "Cajun Justice," which trails sheriff's deputies as they respond to calls in the south Louisiana community located about 45 miles south of New Orleans. He said he was offered $10,000 an episode to keep the show going — compared to the $1,500 per episode that Bourgeois was paid.
The show's producers and A&E publicists could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday.
We will keep you updated if further developments come available.