Ice Hell: First Look at Deadliest Catch on Discovery (VIDEO)

Deadliest Catch's Wizard Captain, Keith Colburn, was one of the stars who greeted advertisers at the Discovery Upfronts this past spring. His face said it all when I asked him how the crabbing season went.

"Ice was the problem," he said, "this was not the best season, it was awful for us all."

Tonight, Discovery’s Deadliest Catch, then After the Catch, each return.

After the Catch takes a deeper look and share unheard anecdotes and relive some of the more humorous and tense moments of the season. They have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.  

This year, America’s favorite crab fishermen swap tales of the Bering Sea and dropping anchor in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado.

Mike Rowe (host of DIRTY JOBS and narrator of DEADLIEST CATCH) and the guys huddle at Breckenridge’s famous watering hole – The Whale’s Tail – for best bull session on television.

Will they be talking about one of Captain Keith's old Wizard deckmates?  

'Deadliest Catch' former deck boss Michael “Bear” Rogers, who worked on Colburn's “Wizard” is battling a deadly MRSA bacteria, losing a leg to it. He has been battling complications from the strain since 2002.  FOX 

Meanwhile, check out parallel parking Bering Sea-style….

And the stay tuned for the season premiere of AFTER THE CATCH at 10pm e/p featuring live fan tweets!

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