Deadliest Catch is one of the most successful reality television series of all time. Since its premiere in 2005, it has only grown in popularity. It has spawned spin-offs and video games, inspired legions of other shows, and even helped to completely rebranded Discovery as a network.

Once the series took off, the network realized that this kind of unscripted content was what people wanted to see. Without Deadliest Catch there would be no Ice Road Truckers or Ax Men or so many other series of the type. However, as is the case with all reality TV programming, not everything you see is exactly what you might think you’re seeing.

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