Dangerous, Fearless, and Bold – Discovery’s DEADLIEST CATCH Returns to Treacherous Waters with Special Two-Hour Premiere, May 5
— May 1st, 2015
– 13-time Emmy® Award-winning series returns for Season 11, airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT –
– DAILY PLANET goes behind-the-scenes with the crew during “Insane Jobs Week”, Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT –
TORONTO (May 1, 2015) – Just another day at the office?! Fearless seafaring captains are set to return for another season on the Bering Sea’s unpredictable waters, risking life and limb in one of the world’s most dangerous jobs – crab fishing. It’s man vs. the sea as the 11th season of the 13-time Emmy Award-winning series DEADLIEST CATCH shoves off with a two-hour special episode, Tuesday, May 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery. As the battle for Bering Sea crab continues, the courageous captains must lean on their brethren to survive. But just how far will they push their crabbing brotherhood to the edge before things fall overboard?
In anticipation of the 11th season, DAILY PLANET goes behind-the-scenes with the crew of DEADLIEST CATCH during “Insane Jobs Week”, Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. ET on Discovery. In addition, viewers can catch missed episodes following their television broadcast on discovery.ca.
**Media Note** Photography for DEADLIEST CATCH available online at BellMediaPR.ca.
In the two-hour Season 11 premiere of DEADLIEST CATCH, after years of keeping a lid on Bairdi crab quota, new government regulations have increased the inventory by 400 percent. These changes mean the potential for huge paydays for captains and crew. But it's first come, first serve on the Bairdi grounds, forcing everyone to risk it all to grab their piece of the bounty.
On the Northwestern, the Bairdi bump won't just bring profit for the ever-controlling Captain Sig Hansen, it brings opportunity and a bigger stake in the claim for his brother Edgar. But will Sig loosen the reins on his aging crew? For Deckhand Jake Anderson, this season is a fight to prove to the world – and himself – his worth as a fisherman, father, and captain. Meanwhile on the Cornelia Marie, Josh Harris is trying to step out of his father's shadow, the late Captain Phil Harris, and earn the respect of his crew. But first, he needs to get out of the dock since his boat's engine won't start.
Every fisherman returns to Dutch Harbor, Alaska with a renewed hope to prove they belong among the brotherhood of the Bering Sea. For Wild Bill of the Cape Caution, it's about accepting his son for who really he is. On the Time Bandit, Johnathan Hillstrand must overcome his health and family issues, along with his substantial boat repair bills to turn his business around with a new group of young guns. On The Wizard, Captain Keith Colburn must re-examine his idea of the ultimate deckhand as he goes through several crewmen. And for Elliott Neese, it's the need to bridge the gap between his dreams of having a family and a successful business. But will he be able to put his old demons to rest?
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