CEO of Original Productions Thom Beers, discusses his many shows

Thom Beers, CEO of Original Productions, the man behind such hit series’ as “Deadliest Catch”, “Ice Road Truckers”, “Lobster Wars”, and more.  And that’s not to mention the many shows in the works, recently was interviewed by radio 106.7 WJFK.  Interesting discussion!  Beers not only talks about his existing shows, and those to come, but also explains how he came to be the creator of such hits.  For example,  Original Productions has an entirely new show coming out that features Swordfishermen!  Another great tidbit about his background:  Thom Beers was a producer for Jacques Cousteau during the last seven years of the French icon’s life.  Get the scoop on all these great shows and listen to the interview!


Thom Beers, CEO  (Photo courtesy of Original Productions website)

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11 Responses to CEO of Original Productions Thom Beers, discusses his many shows

  1. Jen says:

    He deserves a lot of credit for developing the idea. What a great interview.
    And Doug Stanley has done a great job continuing the vision of DC.

  2. Hiya,

    Two things really, I love the show Dealiest Catch. I have so much admiration for these fishermen.

    Currently I am enjoying ‘Man vs Wild’, a friend of mine download them and we get together and watch therse most interesting doco’s.

    The other thing… I am using the same theme as you but your text is all in bold… how’d ya do that???

  3. Cris says:

    He showed up on ” After the Catch ” and said he got the idea from actually going out to sea himself for a segment on dangerous jobs ( king crab fishing ) and fell in love with it. He stated he was a different man after the experience and this inspired him to do this series.
    Doug Stanley LOVES the king-crab-fishing experience and it shows in the quality of the work.

  4. Meghan Hause says:

    I can’t seem to get the link to open up, Error opening file message with the file.

  5. Opilia,

    To get the text in the yellow box you use the blockquote button when writing your post.

    It sets it apart as a quote.

    Like this…

  6. opilia says:

    Meghan, it should work now. check it out when you have time. Thanks for letting me know…

  7. Pete says:

    Regarding Thom Beers… he narrates most of his own shows, and if you’ve never heard his voice, well, let’s just say his style is extremely arrogant and very annoying. After about 5 seconds I personally have to change the channel. That idiotic voice from Monster Garage just reverberates in my head until I want to scream. It’s very distinctive and cannot be forgotten…you all know what I mean! Until he stops narrating his own shows, I will not be watching. I mean, is he too cheap to just hire a decent announcer? For instance… a normal person would pronounce the word “away” in a smooth continuous flow. This guy pronounces it like ” A WAY” in 2 very distinct syllables, both with heavy emphasis, and a weird cadence, not nearly as entertaining as Christopher Walken, but equally strange none the less. There is a big difference between recognizably good, and recognizably bad! Admit it… Monster Garage was pretty bad in terms of over pronounced words and that idiotic, arrogant announcer style voice! Let’s encourage this guy to do the right thing and stay “A WAY” from the mics! Please!

  8. opilia says:

    Well Mike Rowe narrates Deadliest Catch, Pete

  9. Bill Whiteman says:

    Thom,
    I am very disappointed that the “Stump Branch” crew was not on AX Men in Season 2. They were very popular among the working class small business owners, such as myself. Bring them back in season 3 and highlight their accomplishments. Go their website and read the dissapointment of hundreds of fans, including mine.
    Thanks,
    Bill Whiteman
    Arlington, TX
    U.S. Army Retired (First Sergeant)

  10. Hey Mikey says:

    It’s like Thom Beers is trying to sound like John Wayne or something. Like Pete posted on April 29, 2008… Thom parses his syllables out in an odd way. I can’t listen and had to abandon IRT due to his style.

  11. Hey Mikey says:

    Unbelievable. Just checked out Monster Garage. The cars are cool, but the narration is absolutely intolerable. Maybe 9 year old boys would think it’s cool, but it sounds like a hillbilly Bowser from Sha-na-na took over the show.

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