CatchCon will be Discovery-sponsored Deadliest Catch convention

Late in April, after the debut of Deadliest Catch‘s fifth season, Discovery Channel will host CatchCon, a convention for fans of the show in the style of other reality TV show-focused conventions like TARCon.

CatchCon will be held April 25 in Seattle and will be attended by cast members and captains Sig Hansen, Phil Harris, Johnathan Hillstrand, Andy Hillstrand, and Keith Colburn. Boat crew members and series crew members will also attend.

The scheduled events include a “behind-the-scenes panel discussion, complete with sneak peeks and never-before-seen footage from the fifth season,” according to Discovery, plus autograph sessions and a “mall for exclusive merchandise.

In other words, there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot going on, and the event is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. on one day only. Tickets are free but limited and registration is required.

CatchCon [Discovery Channel]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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