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Weather Channel greenlights another “Coast Guard” series

Al Roker Entertainment (ARE), the prodco behind The Weather Channel's Coast Guard Alaska, will deliver Coast Guard Florida to the cable net for an October premiere.
March 13, 2012

Al Roker Entertainment (ARE), the prodco behind The Weather Channel’s Coast Guard Alaska, will deliver Coast Guard Florida to the cable net for an October premiere.

Coast Guard Florida will follow the men and women of the 7th Coast Guard District, tasked with such duties as securing the southeast border, preventing the flow of illegal narcotics, protecting the environment and saving those in trouble on the open waters.

The 13 x 60-minute series follows the success of Coast Guard Alaska, which debuted in November of last year and has since been renewed for second and third seasons.

“While both series have ‘Coast Guard’ in the title, that’s almost where the similarities end,” said Michael Dingley, senior vice president, content and development for The Weather Channel. “Viewers will be amazed at how different Coast Guard Florida will be from its Alaskan predecessor. Not only do they face completely different weather conditions, which can have a huge impact on their missions, but the missions themselves will reveal to viewers a different set of skills these Coast Guardsmen and women must employ, and a new range of risks and challenges they face on a daily basis.”

The series is executive produced by Al Roker and C. Russell Muth.

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