Returning April 29, Discovery’s DEADLIEST CATCH Enters Landmark 10th Season

— March 27, 2014

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TORONTO (March 27, 2014) – While the wary veteran skippers cement their legacies on the Bering Sea, the young guns begin to create their own this season...but they better be careful what they wish for. Launching an epic 10th season with an expanded two-hour special episode, multiple Emmy Award-winning series DEADLIEST CATCH returns to Discovery Tuesday, April 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

 

Discovery returns to the Bering Sea for Season 10 of DEADLIEST CATCH, premiering April 29

The late Captain Phil Harris brought notoriety and respect to the industry and to the fishermen who risk their lives in one of the world’s most-dangerous jobs. This season proves to be a momentous one for Phil’s son, Josh Harris, who is back as captain and owner of his father’s boat, the Cornelia Marie. But will he be able to continue his dad’s legacy and create one of his own?

There are also big changes on the horizon for the F/V Northwestern. Embarking on her rite of passage, Captain Sig Hansen’s 18-year-old daughter Mandy joins the ranks as deckhand. In a profession typically dominated by men, Mandy has a lot to prove. But can Sig treat her just like one of the crew? Or will his tendency to over protect get in the way of her success?

In the two-hour Season 10 premiere, the start of crab season comes and goes as the captains have been grounded by – of all things – politics. For the first time in nearly two decades, a U.S. government shutdown brings Washington, D.C., to a screeching halt, with far-reaching effects going well beyond the Beltway. Eventually the shutdown ends, but it’s just the beginning for the captains. Up against the ticking clock of a shortened season, a late start means greater competition than ever before. With a deadline to offload their catch looming, and millions of dollars on the line, the captains must barrel ahead and fish through treacherous weather in hopes of catching their crab on time. With less time and their income at stake, how much can they push their crews before major injury – or even death – strikes?

The stakes are higher and the stress is greater than ever – so it isn’t long before drama hits the Bering Sea. A boat goes up in flames; another runs aground, while many more earn record-breaking profits. When the smoke clears, one captain finds himself in rehab, and another wakes up in a hospital. The 12-metre waves, hurricane force winds, heavy-machinery, and massive icebergs are just a few reasons that no season is ever the same on DEADLIEST CATCH. Surrounded by death and a multitude of injuries, these brave fishermen – and fisherwomen – struggle to return from this epic journey at sea.

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