Renewed and returning: “Deadliest Catch,” “Snake City”

In this week's round-up, Discovery Channel's iconic series Deadliest Catch (pictured) returns for its 12th season, while DIY Network orders more Salvage Dawgs.
February 26, 2016

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are in store for series on Discovery Channel, DIY Network and Bravo Media.

Discovery Channel is readying a new season of its iconic series, Deadliest Catch (pictured). The Original Productions-made show comes back for its 12th season on March 29 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The new season of the Emmy Award-winning program welcomes 23-year-old skipper Sean Dwyer – the youngest-ever captain on the show – to the exploits on the Bering Sea.

The series will kick off with a two-hour season premiere. Also returning this season is the hour-long pre-show The Bait, which provides a look ahead at the Deadliest Catch episode and airs at 8 p.m. EST/PST. A spin-off of the long-running program, Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove (working title), is planned for this fall.

Elsewhere, the U.S. net is also heading back to Alaska for another round of Yukon Men, which follows the residents of Tanana, Alaska, who will this season go up against a terrible wildfire that threatens to destroy the town. The Paper Route-produced reality series is back on the air for its fifth season on March 18 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

DIY network has renewed its popular series Salvage Dawgs for a fifth season. Produced by Trailblazer Studios, the 13-episode series returns to the air on Sunday (February 28) at 9 p.m. EST/PST with back-to-back episodes. Salvage Dawgs follows Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside, the two co-owners of architectural salvage business Black Dog Salvage.

Bravo Media is heading south for a third season of the Haymaker Productions-made docu-drama Southern Charm, returning on April 4 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. Set in Charleston, South Carolina, the series follows the personal and professional goings-on of a group of socialites. Southern Charm premiered on the net in 2014.

On the natural history and wildlife front, Nat Geo Wild has renewed Snake City, produced by Earth Touch, for a third season. The series follows snake handler Simon Keys and herpetologist and partner Siouxie Gillett as they try to contain the annual flood of potentially deadly snakes that creep into Durban, South Africa, every summer. The third season is currently in production and will air in early 2017 in the U.S., to be followed by a global roll-out across Nat Geo Wild.


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