April 11, 2009 03:06 PM by Britteny Elrick
Tuesday, April 14 brings an all new season of the Discovery Channel’s Emmy winning Deadliest Catch. The show promises that this season, the seas are rougher, the stakes are higher, and the intensity has never been stronger…
In season five, the ultimate tough guys of reality TV will return as the Dutch Harbor, Alaska captains and crews face a series of tough challenges. Everything from health problems, to financial hardships, to dangerous storms, and finally to the search and rescue efforts surrounding a sunken ship. Captains Sig Hansen (Northwestern), Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand (Time Bandit), Phil Harris (Cornelia Marie) and Keith Colburn (Wizard) are all back for one of the toughest crab fishing seasons yet.
According to John Ford, president and general manager of the Discovery Channel: “Deadliest Catch has become part of the American culture – there’s something fascinating, yet relatable, to the fishermen that risk their lives to do this job. CatchCon is an opportunity for the series’ wide fan-base to take a step into the lives of the fisherman for a day.” CatchCon isan ultimate fan festival that will be taking place for the first time on April 25, 2009 in Seattle, where the captains will be arriving.
Photo Credit: Discovery Channel