May 6, 2024

Discovery Channel announced today that Deadliest Catch is coming back for a landmark 20th season next month. The Emmy Award-winning series continues to a be a solid performer for the network after two decades on the air, drawing top ratings in key demographics.

"Deadliest Catch is the gold standard for unscripted series, paving the way for an entire genre of television that highlights everyday working heroes," said Howard Lee, President of Discovery Networks. "Audiences have grown with our captains and their families, respecting their unwavering determination, and experiencing the struggles and successes with them. This season is a celebration of their epic stories and the first page of their next chapter."

The perilous reality series captures all the gripping action of one of the world's most dangerous jobs - Alaskan crab fishing. In Season 20, the lucrative Red King Crab fishery has finally reopened in Alaska, igniting the first derby-style race in decades. Forced to obtain their crab hauls in a highly competitive timeframe, veteran and rookie captains are thrust into cutthroat rivalries that will push each crabber to their limit. Meanwhile, the crab grounds become more perilous than ever as a rare super El Niño weather pattern intensifies winter storms, serving as a grim reminder to why Alaska crab fishing is known as the Deadliest Catch.

Season 20 of Deadliest Catch premieres on June 11.