This week’s episode of MythBusters (Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET) keeps it in the Discovery family with a “Deadliest Catch Crabtastic Special.” Captains Johnathan and Junior join in the fun as Jamie and Adam test the deadliest Catch myth of all — that getting your foot caught in the rope at the rail guarantees you’re going overboard. Tory and Kari, meanwhile, test whether a pattern of power naps lets you function twice as well as no sleep at all. (They make that look pretty dangerous, too.) And the team determines whether a crab pot really is indestructible. (Cue the explosion!) Watch an exclusive tease below. READ FULL STORY »
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Tonight, Deadliest Catch returns for its ninth season on Discovery, and there is top-notch drama even before the fleet leaves Dutch Harbor. Here, courtesy of exec producer David Pritikin, is a tease of what’s to come.
• Elliott Neese is now his own boss: Fired from the Ramblin’ Rose in the offseason, the show’s youngest and most polarizing captain has gone more than $1 million in debt to buy his own boat, the F/V Saga. Most shocking perhaps: Seeing the pride in his father’s misty eyes may, at least for a moment, have you thinking you’ve misjudged Elliott. “People love him or they love to hate him. I think this is truly his redemption year,” Pritikin says. “You find yourself kinda getting what his angst is all about this season. Seeing him with his father, who’s working on deck, is a great story for Elliott.” But, Pritikin warns, “He goes through the season not without his problems. His boat is aptly named for him this season — the Saga.” READ FULL STORY »
Fans of Deadliest Catch are used to After the Catch wrap-ups, but for season 9, which begins Tuesday, Discovery will try something new: Deadliest Catch: The Bait, a series of one-hour pre-game shows that serve as walk-ups to episodes and offer an inside look from the captains. The inaugural Bait debuts April 16 at 8 p.m. ET, before that night’s Catch season premiere. In addition to a tour of Dutch Harbor and never-before-seen footage as the captains look back at season 8 and preview season 9, the hour includes an appearance from Catch fan Steve Carell, who recently mentioned how much he enjoys watching the show during a Tonight Show appearance.
Watch an exclusive clip of him lobbing a question at Sig Hansen below. He also asks Keith Colburn one, we’re told. Cable reality shows can be so addictive. Perhaps it’s why Carell appeared on History’s Pawn Stars last month. READ FULL STORY »
The SXSW festival in Austin has certainly expanded over the past several years, but no one could have predicted that one of the most popular panels would be hosted by crab fishermen from Alaska. But of course, the stars of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch aren’t just any Alaskan crab fishermen. Shira Lazar of What’s Trending sat down with the crew to talk about the challenges of social media on the job, their fans, and whether blogging and tweeting is as hard work as being out on the open sea.
Check out the video interview below:
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Deadliest Catch returns to Discovery for its ninth season on April 16 (Tuesdays, 9 p.m. ET), and as the exclusive tease premiered today at the network’s first-ever SXSW panel “Twitter for Tough Guys” shows, the theme is young vs. old. “When you’ve got guys that are hungry, that’s when things get nasty, that’s when the gloves are off,” Sig Hansen says in the tense clip below. “Especially when you’ve got experienced and inexperienced people playing in the same sandbox…. That’s when it’s a war.” READ FULL STORY »
Back in April, Discovery’s Deadliest Catch returned with a season 8 premiere that also marked the Emmy-winning series’ 100th episode. Teasing the season ahead, exec producer Thom Beers reported that we’d see one man go overboard — at the dock. “The last time that happened it was to Johnathan Hillstrand [in season 4],” Beers recalled. “They decided to celebrate Halloween early because they’d be at sea, and Johnathan was pretty hammered. One of the crewmen was dressed as Spider-Man, and Johnathan says, ‘All I remember was Spider-Man reaching down and pulling me out of the ocean.’ Just the insanity of it,” he said, laughing. “When this show is really working, it reminds me of that scene in Apocalypse Now, when the bullets and fireworks are going off and it’s completely insane and Martin Sheen says, ‘Who’s the commanding officer here?’ and the guy looks at him and says, ‘Ain’t it you?’ When this show’s working, you have no idea who’s in charge.” While Season 8 had its share of serious drama — remember this greenhorn medical emergency on the Wizard — we seized the opportunity to have Beers name the five moments that defined the show over the years.
For more stories behind this year’s top TV and movie moments, click here for EW.com’s Best of 2012: Behind the Scenes coverage. READ FULL STORY »
In January 2010, the father of Northwestern deckhand Jake Anderson went missing in Washington state. Deadliest Catch viewers have watched him work through the heartache, and in Tuesday’s episode, they’ll watch him return to the site where his father’s truck was found.
The timing of the episode is chilling: News just broke that remains discovered by a hiker about a mile away from that location have been identified as Dr. Keith Anderson’s. Watch an emotional clip below.
Jake talks about the jealousy he felt for the Harris brothers, who were able to bury the ashes of their father, Capt. Phil Harris, at sea. He also speaks about the moment he came to believe someone had murdered his father (“And that was the last time I cried….”), how everything he does now is to make his father proud, and how he’d never stop wanting closure. Discovery will add a title card with an update when the episode airs. READ FULL STORY »
On last week’s Deadliest Catch, viewers watched as Wizard greenhorn Chris Scambler went into convulsions in the gear room and Capt. Keith Colburn made the decision to call the Coast Guard. In Tuesday’s episode (Discovery, 9 p.m. ET), we’ll see the actual rescue. Watch an exclusive preview below. “We train and we drill — we do all kinds of things for man overboard, abandon ship, fire drills, oil spill response drills, it goes on and on and on. We do them all the time. We don’t have a drill for evacuating a guy off the boat,” Colburn tells EW. “My guys stepped right in and did exactly what they needed to do from the second that Chris collapsed to the moment he was lifted off the boat and out of our control. I can’t tell you enough what a great group of guys I have on my boat. To face an emergency of that caliber, to have everybody totally focused on the objective and getting it done, as a captain, it made me really proud. And hopefully, the show shows it.” READ FULL STORY »
Last week on Discovery’s Deadliest Catch, viewers met Chris Scambler, a young dad who took a job on the Wizard to provide for his family despite the fact that he’d never seen the ocean before, let alone the Bering Sea in a storm. Halfway through his first shift, he told Capt. Keith Colburn that he was “terrified” and the job wasn’t for him. Colburn, having seen countless exhausted greenhorns come into his wheelhouse and threaten to quit, asked Chris if that’s the example he wanted to set for his daughters. Chris, to his credit, went back on deck. But in the next two weeks, we’ll see the dramatic turn his story takes. In Tuesday’s episode, he goes into convulsions, which the crew assumes is from severe dehydration. “They have a lot of footage of what happened, if they play it exactly the way it occurred, you’ll see, it’s like one second the deck is working fine — everyone is movin’ and grovin’ and doin’ what they’re doin’ — and the next second, I see Chris and my deck boss Soper waving at me in the window, and I could just tell something was wrong,” Colburn tells EW. “I said, ‘Bring him in the gear room,’ which is about a 50-foot walk from the deck into the house of the Wizard. I ran down to the gear room, and by the time I got there, he was already on his back, going into convulsions. It happened that quickly.” Watch exclusive clips below.
Tonight, Discovery’s Deadliest Catch returns with a season 8 premiere that also marks the Emmy-winning series’ 100th episode. With the Cornelia Marie not out this season, Captain Phil Harris’s boys Josh and Jake fish on other boats: Josh joins the Time Bandit crew while Jake suits up on the Northwestern. “That plays out really well. It’s a cliffhanger as to whether the guys get invited back to those boats,” exec producer Thom Beers says. “And obviously, those guys would love to get back on the Cornelia Marie and skipper their own boat.” Below, Beers teases what’s to come and looks back to name his five essential Deadliest Catch moments. READ FULL STORY »
Discovery’s Deadliest Catch returns on April 10 with a season 8 premiere that also marks the Emmy-winning series’ 100th episode. For the first time, the captains let cameras shoot them at home with their families as they prepared to head back to the Bering Sea. As you’ll see in the promo below, the goodbyes are emotional. Johnathan Hillstrand’s young granddaughter crying will break your heart. (Also, Edgar Hansen is still a poet when it comes to talking about what it means to be a man and a father. Welcome back, Edgar.)
Speaking of emotional farewells, with the Cornelia Marie not out this season, Phil Harris’ boys Josh and Jake fished on other boats. Josh joined the Time Bandit crew while Jake suited up on the Northwestern. READ FULL STORY »
The Emmy-winning Discovery hit is coming off one of the most heartbreaking seasons in reality TV history, which chronicled the passing of Capt. Phil Harris. The real-life tragedy cemented the show’s focus on the fishermen involved with Deadliest Catch and not the workplace procedural drama of catching crabs.
This season opens with Josh and Jake Harris needing to show the rest of the fleet they can come back and perform as co-owners of the Cornelia Marie. Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand may soon find their crabbing lucky streak is coming to an end. Captain Sig Hansen is left guessing if brother Edgar is showing up this season. Captain Keith Colburn ventures into uncharted fishing grounds hoping for a big pay-off for the Wizard. Plus, two new boats join the fleet, including one that’s been dubbed the “floating frat house,” which introduces a young and rowdy crew (fingers crossed for a floating sorority house of crab fisherwomen in season eight). Deadliest will premiere April 12 at 9 p.m., here’s the first trailer: READ FULL STORY »