Sig Hansen was arrested for assaulting an Uber driver and damaging the driver’s car. The Seattle Police Department released its full report.
Deadliest Catch’s Jake Harris, brother of Cornelia Marie captain Josh Harris, was robbed and attacked, but initially declined police and medical help.
Deadliest Catch season 13 will not be following the crew of the Cornelia Marie, in what the Discovery Channel called “a very tough decision.”
Two well-established reality series announced extensions to their brands today: ABC’s The Bachelor will be followed by an hour-long aftershow for the first month of its new season, while Discovery’s Deadliest Catch will spin off a brand-new series set in a new location.
The Creative Arts Emmys were awarded last night, and awards for best reality series went to Deadliest Catch and Shark Tank, while Jane Lynch was best reality TV host for Hollywood Game Night. The outstanding reality competition program award will be presented next Monday during the prime-time telecast. This was the first Emmy win for ABC’s Shark Tank after two nominations; Deadliest Catch won before,… continue reading
The government shutdown has affected the people who fish for Alaska red king crab, and are featured on the Discovery Channel series Deadliest Catch, who are supposed to start fishing Oct. 15 but will not be able to because furloughed workers set the required quotas. Meanwhile, the venerable Cornelia Marie will not be featured on… continue reading
Discovery’s great documentary series Deadliest Catch returns for its ninth season April 16, and the network has released a long preview/trailer for the season that summarizes what happens on the show–and what makes the show so compelling. In it, Wizard captain Keith Colburn sums up its authenticity, which is a large part of its appeal,… continue reading
The Discovery Channel’s signature reality series, Deadliest Catch, debuts its eighth season tonight, and that debut also happens to be the show’s 100th episode. The preceding 99 episodes, narrated by Mike Rowe, have turned boat captains into stars and spawned ugly off-camera battles. And, with the death of one of its stars, Phil Harris, the… continue reading
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, which awards Baftas, the UK’s version of Emmys, has added a new category for “reality and constructed factual” shows. The awards already have categories for”best factualy series” and “single documentary,” and one that includes variety, quiz, and game shows, in which The X Factor has won. In… continue reading
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences gave out Emmys in the creative arts category Saturday night, including two of the three major reality series awards, giving Survivor host Jeff Probst his fourth consecutive Emmy for outstanding reality show host, and giving Deadliest Catch its first win for outstanding reality series and three other Emmys…. continue reading
Deadliest Catch star and Northwestern captain Sig Hansen said he’ll participate in Dancing with the Stars next spring. The St. Pete Times’ Eric Deggans reports that “the possibility Hansen might fulfill his longtime dream of competing on Dancing With the Stars in March 2012” is “the kind of success they could scarcely have predicted when… continue reading
One of Deadliest Catch‘s boats and captains have a cameo appearance in Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2, the animated film that opens in theaters today. The character is named Crabby, and it is a version of the Northwestern, voiced by the ship’s real-life captain, Sig Hansen. At the premiere of the movie,
One year ago late last night, Discovery Channel released a statement announcing that Deadliest Catch captain Phil Harris had died. Now, the show’s remaining captains–who are back after several of them quit over pay last summer–say that their time on the Bering Sea is quieter, although Phil’s sons Jake and Josh Harris are on board… continue reading
As entertaining and awesome as completely constructed reality shows can be, some of the best reality shows are just edited versions of a reality that would exist even if cameras weren’t there. Deadliest Catch remains the best example of this, as it proved earlier this year with its episode about Phil Harris’ death. Executive producer… continue reading
After quitting Deadliest Catch last week, Northwestern captain Sig Hansen and Time Bandit captains Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand have all rejoined the show after negotiating new contracts with Discovery. They announced they were leaving, citing the network’s lawsuit against the Hillstrands. So yes, the cynical response–that this was all a negotiation tactic–seems to be right…. continue reading