Tonight on Discovery Channel: the long-hyped debut of the “Deadliest Catch” franchise spin-off, “Dungeon Cove.” Viewers have been watching commercials, seeing sneak peeks, and listening to the original “Deadliest Catch” captains discuss the craft of Dungeness crab fishing.
Will “Dungeon Cove” be able to live up to the hype?
The best indicator viewers have had regarding the entertainment value of the show was during the recent “Deadliest Catch: The Bait” episode that turned out to be more “Dungeon Cove” than anything. It was a great preview for the upcoming series and, yes, if the show is as interesting to watch as the preview, it should be a success. It is enough like “Deadliest Catch” that viewers get that rough, gruff and dangerous flavor, but different enough, with the fishermen going home to their families at night and dropping hundreds of small pots in rapid succession in a string, that it is not in danger of trying to be the original “Deadliest Catch” and falling short.
Let’s face it, after all: The captains and crews of “Deadliest Catch” are one-of-a-kind; we don’t need a spin-off that tries to mirror them. But, if the preview episode holds true, the “Dungeon Cove” fishermen are cut from their own cloth, and that should not be a problem.
So tonight, the fishermen kick off what we hope will be another long and entertaining TV presence. According to Discovery Channel, on Series Premiere episode “Sacrifice”:
Welcome to Newport, OR, where generations of fishermen and their families sacrifice it all, including life, making a living on the sea. This series follows 4 families competing in a rare, catch-as-much-as-you-can, Dungeness Crab Derby.
We cannot wait to land in Newport, OR tonight; stay tuned!
“Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove” is produced for Discovery Channel by Original Productions with Philip D. Segal, Sarah Whalen and John Gray as Executive Producers and Johnny Beechler as Showrunner. For Discovery Channel, Joseph Boyle is Executive Producer.
“Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove” premieres on Discovery Channel tonight, Tuesday, September 13 at 9/8c.
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Image & Video, “Family Fishing Business”: Courtesy of Discovery Channel, Used with Permission
Video, “Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove Sneak Peek”: YouTube