Here we go finally! From PRNnewswire…
The fleet of crab-fishing boats — and their unforgettable captains and crews — that captivated more than three million viewers each week on Discovery Channel’s Emmy(R)-nominated series DEADLIEST CATCH returns on Tuesday, April 15, at 9 PM (ET/PT) for a fourth season of life-or-death adventures on the high seas. Viewers can get ready for the new season by watching the two-hour BEST OF SEASON THREE recap special on Tuesday, April 8 at 9 PM (ET/PT).
Discovery is laying alot out on the table for “Deadliest Catch” fans. The month of April is shaping up to be a literal “Deadliest” buffet and my advice is, pig out! Here’s the rundown:
April 8th–2-Hour recap of “Deadliest Catch” season 3 (and if you didn’t already know, Discovery’s book on “Deadliest Catch” is hitting the stands as well as the F/V Time Bandit book, co-written by the Hillstrands, themselves.
April 12th–“Deadliest Catch” season 2 marathon
April 13th–“Deadliest Catch” season 3 marathon
April 15th–The bonafide first episode of “Deadliest Catch” season 4 airs
Other “Deadly” news from Discovery:
“Deadliest Catch” to be broadcast in HD for the first time this seasonThis year, injuries dominate the season, “Two men get hurt
by a loose picking hook — one of the most dangerous things that can happen on deck. A deckhand’s season — and livelihood — are threatened doing something he’s done a thousand times before. And a fisherman is forced to end his fishing season early after a situation quickly turns
Returning for season 4 are: The Northwestern, the Cornelia Marie, the Time Bandit, the Wizard (with 2 new greenhorns). New for season 4 is the North American and Early Dawn led by deck boss/skipper Rick Fehst.
Xbox and PC game, Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm will be available sometime this spring.
The box set of season 3 will become available at retailers on April 8th as well.
On the Discovery website, the new Deadliest Catch wiki will allow viewers to participate in weekly challenges and win Deadliest Catch prizes.
Fans will also be able to compete for Superfan status by creating personal profile pages and contributing to the Discovery community.
There’s to be a Behind the Scenes podcast series where fans will be able to learn more about Dutch Harbor and the people who keep America’s largest port in business.
On the Deadliest Catch marketing end, the skippers of the show will be larger then life in New York “In addition to bus shelter ads throughout New York, the fishermen will tower above the Big Apple with wallscapes in locations such as 42nd & 8th (visible from the top of the Empire State Building) and Houston & Lafayette Streets. The men will also be featured prominently on the West Side Highway billboard at 123rd.”
That’s it for now folks, but there will be more later…