Discovery's 'After the Catch' 'Deadliest Catch' spinoff to debut June 17
By Reality TV World staff, 06/11/2008
Discovery Channel has announced the second season of After the Catch, the Deadliest Catch spinoff that features the crab fishermen swapping stories about their adventures on the Bering Sea, will premiere Tuesday, June 17 at 10PM ET/PT.
Deadliest Catch will continue to air new fourth-season episodes in the Tuesdays at 9PM ET/PT time slot throughout After the Catch's five-episode run.
Similar to last season, After the Catch's second season -- which was filmed at Pratty's, a waterfront fishermen's bar in Gloucester, MA, over the course of three days last week -- will be hosted by Dirty Jobs host and Deadliest Catch narrator Mike Rowe.
Some of the topics that will be covered on After the Catch's second season will include discussions about some of the close calls the fishermen have encountered over the years, what the deckhands really think about their captains, and what life is like for the fishermen when they're off the boat.
In addition to the Deadliest Catch fishermen, After the Catch will also include interviews with Dutch Harbor bartender Lisa Roberts and former crab fisherman and author Spike Walker as well as discussions with some of the boat captains in Gloucester's own legendary fishing fleet.
After the Catch will conclude with a July 15 broadcast that will feature with an interview with Phil Harris -- the F/V Cornelia Marie captain who had his crab-fishing season came to an early end when he was thrown from his bunk and injured when his boat took a massive wave during January's opilio crab season. (The Deadliest Catch episode featuring Harris' ordeal will air Tuesday, June 24.)
Harris' sons, Jake and Josh, will also be part of After the Catch's July 15 interview about Harris' terrifying ordeal.