Swords (TV series)

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Swords: Life on the Line
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Country of originUSA
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes28
Production
Running time40–45 minutes
Release
Original networkDiscovery Channel
Original releaseAugust 11, 2009 (2009-08-11) – August 15, 2012 (2012-08-15)
External links
Website

Swords: Life on the Line was a reality television series produced by Original Productions for the Discovery Channel. The series documents the events aboard New England fishing boats fishing for Swordfish. See Longline fishing.

The series follows a similar format to Deadliest Catch. In the first season, television crews are placed on four boats to tape their fishing season: The Eagle Eye II, Big Eye, Sea Hawk, and Frances Anne.[1] In Season 2, the Sea Hawk was replaced by the Bjorn II by the boat's captain. In the third season, the Bjorn II was replaced by Linda Greenlaw's first boat the Hannah Boden

The series was partially inspired by The Perfect Storm.[citation needed]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

No.
overall
TitleOriginal air date
1"Voyage to Hell"August 11, 2009 (2009-08-11)
2"Blood on the Deck"August 18, 2009 (2009-08-18)
3"Hostile TakeOver"August 25, 2009 (2009-08-25)
4"Man Overboard"September 1, 2009 (2009-09-01)
5"Home Sick"September 8, 2009 (2009-09-08)
6"Making Waves"September 15, 2009 (2009-09-15)
7"A Perfect Storm"September 22, 2009 (2009-09-22)
8"Pay out"September 29, 2009 (2009-09-29)

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Season 2[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
91"Grand Banks or Bust"August 10, 2010 (2010-08-10)
102"Deckhands Down"August 24, 2010 (2010-08-24)
113"Turf War"August 24, 2010 (2010-08-24)
124"Overloaded and into the Storm"August 31, 2010 (2010-08-31)
135"So Close But So Far"September 7, 2010 (2010-09-07)
146"Man Overboard!"September 14, 2010 (2010-09-14)
157"Needle and Thread to the Head"September 21, 2010 (2010-09-21)
168"Trapped"September 28, 2010 (2010-09-28)
179"What Happened on the Back Deck?"October 5, 2010 (2010-10-05)
1810"What It Takes to Be a Fisherman"October 12, 2010 (2010-10-12)

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Season 3[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
191"Gamblers and Legends"May 13, 2011 (2011-05-13)
202"Long Lines and Short Tempers"May 17, 2011 (2011-05-17)
213"The Storm of the Century"May 26, 2011 (2011-05-26)
224"With Friends Like These"June 2, 2011 (2011-06-02)
235"Charlie Foxtrot"June 2, 2011 (2011-06-02)
246"Foreign Relations"June 9, 2011 (2011-06-09)
257"Bested, Battered & Broke"June 16, 2011 (2011-06-16)
268"Dead in the Water"June 23, 2011 (2011-06-23)
279"Lost Hopes and Last Chances"June 30, 2011 (2011-06-30)
2810"The Final Gamble"July 7, 2011 (2011-07-07)

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swords: About the series". Discovery.com. Retrieved 2009-08-12.
  2. ^ a b c "Swords: Life on the Line (TV Series 2009– ) - IMDb". Retrieved October 26, 2017.

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