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'Deadliest Catch' producer on arctic storm that threatens the fleet

Season 10 of Discovery’s Deadliest Catch comes to an epic close tonight with a two-hour finale that finds the fleet facing an Arctic storm with hurricane-force winds. Each boat deals with its own form of danger and drama, but fans who were happy to see the Cornelia Marie back in the Bering Sea will be especially tense.

Having finished its Opie season, the Cornelia is docked at Dutch Harbor when the storm strikes. All the camera equipment is already off the boat when Ben Staley, a producer with Original Productions who’d been embedded with the Cornelia, hears from Capt. Casey McManus that 100 mph gusts are snapping lines at the dock and they have to get down there. Unable to reach boat owner Josh Harris, who’s already caught a flight out, McManus has to decide whether to keep the Cornelia put and risk all the lines snapping, sending her into the rocks some 200 feet away, or to try to run the boat to a safer location (and risk ending up in the rocks in the process anyway).

Phoning in to Entertainment Weekly Radio, Staley said the entire ordeal—which is edited down to an excruciating 15 minutes—actually lasted four or five hours. “Casey, who has been a fisherman since he was about eight or nine years old, [has] finally got the chance to captain a boat—and it’s the Cornelia Marie, which is kind of a legendary boat,” Staley said. “And here he is at the end of the season having to make these life or death decisions on if he’s gonna destroy the boat or not. Nobody would want to be in those shoes, and one error would be disastrous.” READ FULL STORY

Capt. Sig Hansen explains how you swap VHS tapes on the Bering Sea

As season 10 of Discovery’s Deadliest Catch continues, fans can see how Capt. Sig Hansen and his Northwestern crew are adjusting to having greenhorn Mandy Hansen, Sig’s 18-year-old daughter, on deck—and occasionally, in the wheelhouse. (Sorry, Jake Anderson.)

When Sig and Mandy stopped by EW Radio (SiriusXM 105) on Monday, Sig explained why he’s never eager to have a woman onboard (a topic other Catch captains discussed with EW before the season began). Since this was the TV Editor’s Hour, we also discussed how crews entertain themselves when they aren’t on a grind. The guys on the Cape Caution may fight over Sons of Anarchy DVDs, but Suits is a popular pick on the Northwestern. And while we’ve seen the Northwestern trade deckhands while at sea, Sig explains the lost/tricky art of swapping VHS tapes. READ FULL STORY

'Deadliest Catch': The Cornelia Marie is finally coming -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

It’s the moment Deadliest Catch fans have been waiting for since hearing that the Cornelia Marie would return in season 10: The beloved blue boat is back in the Bering Sea in the June 10 episode. Watch the opening of the hour below. The clip serves as both a tribute to the late Capt. Phil Harris and a recap of son Josh’s journey to follow in his dad’s footsteps.

Warning: it’s wonderful to hear Phil’s voice again, but you will see him exchange “I love you”s with Josh in the hospital — a moment that will simultaneously warm and break your heart all over again. READ FULL STORY

'Deadliest Catch': Sen. John McCain has questions for Capt. Keith on 'The Bait' -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

In the season 10 premiere of Deadliest Catch, viewers saw footage of Capt. Keith Colburn testifying in front of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation during the government shutdown. In the April 29 episode of the captains’ pre-show “The Bait,” Catch fan Sen. John McCain asks Capt. Keith about the experience. Watch the exclusive clip below for an answer that may or may not surprise you. READ FULL STORY

'Deadliest Catch' preview: Captains tease blood, big storms, and 'the longest continuous bleep in the history of the show'

On April 22, Discovery’s Emmy-winning reality series Deadliest Catch returns for its tenth season (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET). Viewers will have to wait until Opilio season to see the return of the Cornelia Marie, and the arrival of Mandy Hansen, Capt. Sig’s 18-year-old daughter, on the deck of the Northwestern. But there’s plenty of drama during red crab season, beginning in the two-hour premiere: From the government shutdown delaying the fleet’s start, which forces them to take bigger risks to make their delivery dates, to a greenhorn (and a captain!) nearly waving the white flag. EW sat down with captains Keith Colburn (Wizard), “Wild” Bill Wichrowski (Cape Caution), and Johnathan Hillstrand (Time Bandit) to chat about it all — including why you probably won’t be seeing them with a woman on their crews anytime soon.  READ FULL STORY

'Deadliest Catch': Season 10 has return of the Cornelia Marie, arrival of Mandy Hansen -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Discovery Channel’s Emmy-winning reality show Deadliest Catch returns April 22, and as you’ll see in our exclusive first-look at the premiere’s cold open, which previews the landmark tenth season, there is no shortage of compelling stories. Josh Harris has the Cornelia Marie back crabbing, Sig Hansen has his 18-year-old daughter Mandy working on the Northwestern, boats are seen on fire and flooding, someone is heard yelling, “Man down! Man down! Man down!,” and both the Coast Guard and the Alaska State Troopers make appearances. “You, of course, want your tenth season to be awesome, like any other. But the deck is definitely stacked in our favor this year,” says Jeff Conroy, president and executive producer at Original Productions, which produces the show. “I jokingly, in season 3, said, ‘Look guys, my goal is to get to season 10,'” he recalls. “To imagine that it would be this now, I don’t think anyone could have predicted. None of these kind of workplace docs had done that, so it wasn’t something that you thought of. You thought, ‘Well, Friends goes nine seasons.'”

“Getting to a tenth season is incredible for any series, and this show is such an enormous undertaking and so difficult to produce,” Discovery Channel executive producer David Pritikin says, praising the men at women at Original who risk their lives filming it and continue to raise the bar. “Fans should expect bigger and better this season.”

Watch the cold open below. Then read 10 teases from Conroy and Pritikin about season 10. (There’s so much drama, the cold open barely touches on the return of Jake Anderson to the Northwestern! UPDATE: Read our roundtable with three of the captains.) READ FULL STORY

'Deadliest Catch' season finale: The Cornelia Marie returns! -- VIDEO

It was an emotional Deadliest Catch season finale last night, as two members of the Time Bandit crew prepared to move on: Mike Fourtner, the consummate deckhand and quote machine, got teary-eyed telling the camera he’s retiring because he wants to be known as a good husband and father rather than “Mike from the Time Bandit.” And the Hillstrand Brothers informed Josh Harris, eldest son of the late Capt. Phil Harris, that he won’t have a job on their deck next season because they wanted to give Josh a final push to make the leap fans have long been rooting for: It’s time for him to get his father’s old boat, the Cornelia Marie, back.

Watch the clip below, and tear up as producers cut from son to father to son as Josh quotes Phil: “My dad always said, ‘There’s three types of people in the world: There’s people that watch stuff happen, there’s people that make things happen, or you can wonder what the hell happened.'” As Josh says, “I’m gonna make something’ happen. I won’t fail because I know I have to do it. That’s just all there is to it. It’s a huge, huge moment, a huge move for me. Puttin’ it all on blue. Cornelia Marie blue.” READ FULL STORY

'Deadliest Catch' season finale preview: There will be blood -- VIDEO

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Deadliest Catch‘s ninth season comes to an end Tuesday (Discovery, 9 p.m. ET) with a two-hour episode that pits brother versus brother, man versus mother nature, and viewers’ will to watch every moment versus the urge to look away when a greenhorn* suffers a serious hand injury that prompts a “This program contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing” warning.

Also, Jake Anderson is probably going to make you tear up (again). Watch an exclusive preview below. READ FULL STORY

'MythBusters' takes on 'Deadliest Catch' chaos -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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

'Deadliest Catch' season preview: Exec producer says winter is coming again, but no medevac

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

'Deadliest Catch: The Bait' pre-show debuts with superfan Steve Carell -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

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

SXSW: 'Deadliest Catch' captains on social media at sea -- VIDEO

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 April 16: 'It's a war' -- SNEAK PEEK

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

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