Discovery to debut 'Deadliest Catch's 'After the Catch' spinoff June 15
By Christopher Rocchio, 06/04/2010
Discovery Channel has announced the fourth season of After the Catch, theDeadliest Catch spinoff that features the crab fishermen swapping stories about their adventures on the Bering Sea, will premiere Tuesday, June 15 at 10PM ET/PT.
Similar to its first two seasons, After the Catch's fourth season will be hosted by Dirty Jobs host and Deadliest Catch narrator Mike Rowe (Cash Cab host Ben Bailey hosted last year's third season).
Deadliest Catch captains Sig Hansen (F/V Northwestern), Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand (F/V Time Bandit), and Keith Colburn (F/V Wizard) will all participate in the spinoff's fourth season, which was filmed at Blue Nile Bar in New Orleans. Each of the five episodes will focus on a different Deadliest Catch boat and crew.
In addition to discussing the past fishing season and viewing never-before-seen footage, the captains will also pay tribute to Phil Harris, who suffered a stroke while his F/V Cornelia Marie was docked and off-loading on Alaska's St. Paul Island in late January and subsequently passed away in February.
After the Catch's fourth season will also feature discussions on the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and how it is affecting fishing in New Orleans, a gumbo cook-off and an oyster-eating contest.
Local fisherman from the area and other special guests -- including Deadliest Catch producers and deckhands and Coast Guard members -- will also make appearances.
Deadliest Catch will continue to air new sixth-season episodes in the Tuesdays at 9PM ET/PT time slot throughout After the Catch's five-episode run.