‘Coast Guard Alaska’ Reality Show Premiers Wednesday



Air Station Kodiak personnel star in the latest Alaska-based reality TV series, "Coast Guard Alaska," premiering this week. Image Weather Channel

Jay Barrett/KMXT

The latest reality television series based in Alaska will premier tomorrow night on The Weather Channel. "Coast Guard Alaska" follows crews from Air Station Kodiak as they train, work, and raise their families in the harsh environment of Alaska.

The show is produced for the Weather Channel by a well-known TV weatherman, Al Roker.

The Coast Guard Alaska series is scheduled for an initial run of nine episodes. It premieres tomorrow at 9 p.m. Eastern, so it should be on at 5 p.m. Alaska time on the Weather Channel.

(Coast Guard TV 1 29 sec "This is Al Roker and … might need rescue.")

In one of the spots promoting the series, Roker didn’t hesitate to do a little smack talking about the show that first brought Alaska to reality TV audiences:

(Coast Guard TV 2 12 sec "There’s a program on … folks that rescue them.")

In the show, Air Station Kodiak’s operations manager described for the Lower 48 viewers what it’s like to be assigned up here:

(Coast Guard TV 3 27 sec "I’m Commander Joseph Deer … absolutely vast.")

Between rescue missions, the cameras also follow the Coast Guardsmen home and talk with their families:

(Coast Guard TV 4 13 sec "You know, I come home … It’s worth it.")

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