Coast Guard Alaska

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Coast Guard Alaska
Coast Guard Alaska title card.jpg
Coast Guard Alaska title card
Genre Reality television
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 37 (as of March 18)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 60 minutes (including ads)
Production company(s)
Distributor
Release
Original network The Weather Channel
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release November 9, 2011 (2011-11-09) – April 13, 2015 (2015-04-13)[1]
External links
Website

Coast Guard Alaska is an American reality documentary television series on The Weather Channel that premiered on November 9, 2011.[2] The series follows members of the United States Coast Guard stationed in Kodiak, Alaska on the job.

After a seven episode first season, the series was renewed for a split second season, of five and eight episodes premiering in April and October 2012 respectively.[3] The first season saw ratings increase for The Weather Channel of 95% on the same timeslot the year prior.[3] A third season premiered on July 17, 2013, again made up of a split season of seven then six episodes.[4] A fourth and final eight episode season premiered on February 23, 2015.[5][6]

A 13 episode spin-off titled Coast Guard Florida premiered in October 2012.[7] This was followed on December 5, 2012 with an hour-long special, Coast Guard: HMS Bounty Rescue, detailing the Coast Guard's attempt to rescue the replica of HMS Bounty and its crew during Hurricane Sandy.[8] Another 13 episode spin-off series, Coast Guard Cape Disappointment/Pacific Northwest, premiered in February 2014.[9]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale
1 7 November 9, 2011 January 18, 2012
2 13 April 18, 2012 January 16, 2013
3 13 July 17, 2013 December 30, 2013
4 8 February 23, 2015 TBA

Season 1 (2011—2012)[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title[10] Original air date U.S. viewers
11"Welcome to Kodiak"November 9, 2011 (2011-11-09)N/A
The series opener examines life for Coast Guard men and women at Air Station Kodiak, where they police the area, perform rescues, protect the environment and oversee safety of marine transportation.
22"To The Rescue"November 16, 2011 (2011-11-16)N/A
Helicopter rescue crews encounter rough weather that threatens operations.
33"Search and Rescue"November 23, 2011 (2011-11-23)N/A
A helicopter rescue onboard a tanker in rough Alaskan seas; a race to reach a victim who fell off a 200-foot cliff; a rescue endeavor after a bush-plane crash a few miles from base.
44"North Pole Bound"November 30, 2011 (2011-11-30)N/A
The captain races to the North Pole; two helicopter rescue crews go on a mission to save injured fishermen; an aerial search is launched for a missing person in the North Pacific.
55"Into the Wild"December 7, 2011 (2011-12-07)N/A
At Station Ketchikan, a local man requires help from the boat crew; at Sitka, a helicopter-rescue team battles powerful winds to get to a vessel in trouble; back in Kodiak, there's an unknown distress call in the middle of the night. Meanwhile, a young AST struggles to make the grade.
66"Surf's Up"January 11, 2012 (2012-01-11)N/A
Rough seas are battled to reach a small boat; a surfer who sought shelter from the waves must be hoisted off a 200-foot cliff.
77"Land Ho"January 18, 2012 (2012-01-18)N/A
The team races to Sitka, where a hunter's been shot in the back; two men in Kodiak abandon a sinking boat; guardsmen load a sleigh with holiday cheer and visit remote Alaskan villages.

Season 2 (2012—2013)[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title[10] Original air date U.S. viewers
81"Into The Night"April 18, 2012 (2012-04-18)N/A
92"Remote Rescue"April 25, 2012 (2012-04-25)N/A
103"Survival Of The Fittest"May 2, 2012 (2012-05-02)N/A
114"Come Heck or High Water"May 9, 2012 (2012-05-09)N/A
125"Family Matters"May 16, 2012 (2012-05-16)N/A
136"Lost and Found"June 27, 2012 (2012-06-27)N/A
147"Precious Cargo"July 11, 2012 (2012-07-11)N/A
158"The Same Sheet of Music"November 28, 2012 (2012-11-28)N/A
169"True Guardian"December 5, 2012 (2012-12-05)N/A
1710"A Shocking Rescue"December 12, 2012 (2012-12-12)N/A
1811"Changing of the Guard"December 19, 2012 (2012-12-19)N/A
1912"Into the Mist"January 9, 2013 (2013-01-09)N/A
2013"A Good Day For A Bad Day"January 16, 2013 (2013-01-16)N/A

Season 3 (2013)[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title[10] Original air date U.S. viewers
211"An Eye-Opening Experience"July 17, 2013 (2013-07-17)N/A
222"We Have the Watch"July 24, 2013 (2013-07-24)N/A
233"A Pretty Severe Condition"July 21, 2013 (2013-07-21)N/A
244"Open Water"August 14, 2013 (2013-08-14)N/A
255"All You Can Do"August 21, 2013 (2013-08-21)N/A
266"Out on a Limb"August 28, 2013 (2013-08-28)N/A
277"Back to Back"September 4, 2013 (2013-09-04)N/A
288"A Very Sitka Sendoff"November 6, 2013 (2013-11-06)N/A
299"With Purpose"November 20, 2013 (2013-11-20)N/A
3010"In the Thick of It"November 20, 2013 (2013-11-20)N/A
3111"Pucker Factor"November 27, 2013 (2013-11-27)N/A
3212"Touching Lives"December 4, 2013 (2013-12-04)N/A
3313"Alaska's Dangerous Lure"December 30, 2013 (2013-12-30)N/A

Season 4 (2015)[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title[10] Original air date U.S. viewers
341"The Wind Was Raging"February 23, 2015 (2015-02-23)N/A
352"In A Land Far Away"March 2, 2015 (2015-03-02)N/A
363"Sitka Responds"March 9, 2015 (2015-03-09)243,000[11]
374"To Final Flights"March 16, 2015 (2015-03-16)177,000[12]
385"Saving The Fallen"March 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)168,000[13]
396"Hook, Line and Sinker"March 30, 2015 (2015-03-30)171,000[14]
407"All Their Efforts"April 6, 2015 (2015-04-06)132,000[15]
418"Thank You Coast Guard Alaska"April 13, 2015 (2015-04-13)191,000[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "COAST GUARD ALASKA (WEATHER)". Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  2. ^ "The Weather Channel Greenlights New Series "Coast Guard Alaska"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "The Weather Channel Orders Two More Seasons of "Coast Guard Alaska"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  4. ^ "Season 3 of Weather Channel's COAST GUARD ALASKA to Premiere 7/17". Broadway World. July 12, 2013. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  5. ^ "Coasties Return to The Weather Channel With the Season 4 of "Coast Guard Alaska"". Broadcasting Cable. January 28, 2015. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  6. ^ "'Coast Guard Alaska' to begin final season". KTUU. February 17, 2015. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  7. ^ "The Weather Channel Greenlights New Original Series "Coast Guard Florida,"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  8. ^ Coast Guard HMS Bounty Rescue[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Coast Guard Pacific Northwest will be focus of new Weather Channel series
  10. ^ a b c d "Coast Guard Alaska - Episode Guide". tv.com. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  11. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Monday Cable Originals: 3.9.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  12. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Monday Cable Originals: 3.16.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  13. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Monday Cable Originals: 3.23.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  14. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Monday Cable Originals: 3.30.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  15. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Monday Cable Originals: 4.6.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  16. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Monday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 4.13.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved April 15, 2015.

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