Discovery Channel has aired "Deadliest Catch" in the United States since the show's premiere on April 12, 2005. The show also airs internationally in over 200 countries and is available through Hulu's video on demand service.
"Deadliest Catch" chronicles the snow crab fishing trade by following boats based in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The show takes its name from the dangers of the job. Fishing is typically a dangerous profession, but it is much more hazardous because of the stormy and cold weather of Alaska's Bering Sea. Captain Sig Hansen of the Northwestern is the show's most well-known character; he has appeared on all of the first 11 seasons.