02:41 PM EDT 04/19/2016
Originally posted 03/29/2016 12:30PM
Twelves seasons into Deadliest Catch, Captain Sig Hansen has learned to expect the unexpected. However, he wasn't prepared for the heart attack he had while filming the Discovery Channel series' upcoming season.
"That was close," Hansen, 49, tells PEOPLE Now. "That was like a 50/50 chance."
Deadliest Catch Premiere Sneak Peek: Will the New Deckhands on Captain Wild Bill's Boat Make the Cut?
Originally posted 03/29/2016 09:30AM
It's King crab season for captain "Wild Bill" Wichrowski's Cape Caution, but his deckhands may not be up for the challenge just yet.
In an exclusive sneak peek at the season 12 premiere, newcomer Jerod Sechrist learns exactly how much one wrong crab can cost the crew.
"Having one female in a whole tank of crab, we could get fined tens of thousands of dollars," explains Wichrowski's son Zach Larson after he spots Sechrist accidentally letting a female slip by.
Originally posted 03/03/2016 09:20AM
A Deadliest Catch star hit choppy waters when he suffered a health scare aboard his ship.
Captain Sig Hansen was hospitalized after experiencing chest pain while fishing on the F/V Northwestern, the Deadliest Catch Twitter account confirmed Wednesday.
"While he wanted to keep going, the crew insisted that they dock to get help," the reality show tweeted. "He was airlifted to Anchorage, Alaska, and immediately rushed to a medical facility. He is with his family and in good spirits. Please send him your love and prayers!"
Originally posted 01/27/2015 07:30AM
Monday's episode of The Celebrity Apprentice had boats, awkward massages, anti-terrorist outbursts and, of course, two firings.
Our recap of the beautifully named "It's Like a Booze Cruise with Knowledge" follow. Let's keep it aboveboard, shall we?
Originally posted 11/04/2014 11:15AM
Eager to hear someone say, "Kate Gosselin, you're fired?" You may just get your chance!
The infamous mother of eight will join the cast of Celebrity Apprentice, which is returning to NBC on Jan. 4 before settling into its regular time slot on Mondays. The late Joan Rivers is also set to appear in two of the upcoming episodes. Since she won the second season, she will return as an advisor, as will Piers Morgan, Bret Michaels, John Rich, Arsenio Hall and Trace Adkins.
Originally posted 06/24/2014 06:30AM
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Originally posted 06/11/2014 10:30AM
When it comes to the family business of crab fishing in the Bering Sea, captain Sig Hansen couldn't keep his 18-year-old daughter at bay anymore.
Originally posted 09/29/2010 02:05PM
There's a storm hitting the hit Discovery show Deadliest Catch.
Three of the programs stars, captains Sig Hansen and Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand, are retiring – from reality TV.
The three crab fishermen are leaving the show, due to litigation with Discovery, they tell the Hollywood Reporter.
"We have been through a lot over the past year and unfortunately given the current situation with Discovery we are unable to continue participating in Deadliest Catch, they said in a joint statement.
The network sued the Hillstrand brothers for $3 million in September, claiming they failed to finish production on their planned spin-off, Hillstranded.
Originally posted 04/27/2010 12:05PM
The stars of The Deadliest Catch are tough guys who make their living doing grueling work – but the death of Capt. Phil Harris earlier this year dealt a terrible blow to his fellow fisherman, particularly his two sons, Jake and Josh.
"We are staying in contact with Phil’s boys quite often and I don’t think they’ve fully adjusted yet," Capt. Sig Hansen tells PEOPLE. "They’ve gone through their ups and downs, obviously. but they’ve got a long way to go."
Shortly after his father’s death, Jake Harris was charged with reckless driving, and later a bench warrant was issued for the young fisherman after he failed to show for a court hearing.
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