TV: Original Productions and more Captain Phil

So we know that season 4 of “Deadliest Catch” is due to kick off sometime in April, 2008, but what can we watch til then?  Well first and foremost, if you didn’t catch Capt. Phil Harris cooking on the Paula Dean show when it aired in December, you may want to catch the repeat:


Risky Business Party
Paula Deen heads into the danger zone with three tough guys who do the riskiest jobs around. She puts up her dukes as she faces boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard and teaches him to make Body Blow Ribs.

Then Paula heads out to the rough seas with Captain Phil Harris from Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, who shows her how real men eat crab with fried crab fritters.

To wrap up, Paula puts the pedal to the metal and turns up the heat with NASCAR driver Greg Biffle and her Blowtorch Steak with Bourbon Mushroom Sauce.

If your a fan of “Deadliest Catch” creater Thom Beers & Original Productions, you may want to catch their new show about loggers.  It’s due to debut in March:

Ever wonder if you could hack it as a logger?

Tune in to “Ax Men,” a 13-part History Channel series that follows four Northwest Oregon logging crews through a season on the job. The series makes its debut at 10 p.m. March 9.

Last August, dozens of local loggers showed up for a casting call at the Lone Fir Bar & Grill in Castle Rock, hoping to catch the eye of producers from Thom Beers’ Original Productions of Burbank, Calif. Many of the loggers said they were fans of the shows “Deadliest Catch” on the Discovery Channel and “Ice Road Truckers” on The History Channel, both of which were created by Original Productions.

Ultimately, though, “Ax Men” producers decided to use Pihl Logging Company of Vernonia, J.M. Browning and Gustafson Logging, both of Astoria, and Stump Branch Logging of Buxton. But that’s not because producers didn’t like the pickings at the Lone Fir.
Read more about this new series…

And last but not least, Thom Beers has another show coming up soon.  You know, I think it’s going to be a Thom Beers kind of year….That’s my prediction!

National Geographic Channel will debut America’s Port, a new series about the Port of Los Angeles from producer Thom Beers, April 6, officials said Tuesday.

The new eight-part weekly series will then move to its regular day, Mondays at 10 p.m., according to the network.

Just 20 miles south of downtown LA is the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s-largest container port and one of the most important trade gateways in the world.

America’s Port provides an unblinking view of this vibrant and colorful nerve center for global trade. At the epicenter of the port’s whirlwind of activity is a dynamo executive director, Dr. Geraldine Knatz, the first female in the port’s storied 100-year history.

America’s Port is being produced by Original Productions and Thom Beers, who produced Deadliest Catch for Discovery Channel and Ice Road Truckers for The History Channel.

Read more after the jump

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One Response to TV: Original Productions and more Captain Phil

  1. Jen says:

    *drools* I’m totally looking forward to these. Thanks for the heads up, Opilia.

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