'Deadliest Catch,' the reality show most closely associated with danger, death, and misery, returns for its 7th season tonight on Discovery Channel.
It's that kind of drama -- both onscreen and off -- that keep fans invested in the Emmy-winning reality show, which documents "the most dangerous job in the world."
This season, Discovery warns us that the dark clouds of their father's death still hang heavy on sons Josh and Jake Harris, but that they now need to show the rest of the fleet that they can come through as co-owners of the Cornelia Marie.
Also this season, Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand are back on the Time Bandit again with no intention of stepping down. But they soon find their lucky streak in crabbing could be coming to an end.
Over on the Northwestern, Captain Sig Hansen is left guessing if his brother Edgar is even showing up at all, and the usually steady and reliable Captain Keith Colburn gambles and ventures into uncharted fishing grounds hoping for a big payoff for the Wizard.
The show adds two new boats to the fleet this season. Dubbed "the floating frat house," the Ramblin' Rose introduces a young, rowdy crew skippered by 28-year-old Elliot Neese, who is boasts about his fishing prowess. Seabrooke Captain Scott Campbell Jr., 36, adds youth and cockiness as well, but behind that steely confidence, Junior is still haunted by the loss of a deckhand at sea.
'Deadliest Catch' airs tonight at 9pm on Discovery Channel.