Following in the successful steps of networks such as AMC, with its shows like Talking Dead, and Discovery Channel, with Shark After Dark and Naked After Dark, National Geographic Channel (NGC) today announced that it will debut its own live talk show — the network’s first — following the Season 3 finale of Wicked Tuna on June 8.
Called Reel Talk Live, the show will air June 8 live at 10pm ET (tape-delayed Pacific Time). Fan-favorite captains and crewman join host Mike Salk before a live audience to answer fan questions, reveal behind-the-scenes scoop and look ahead to the future of Wicked Tuna. Viewers can submit questions at facebook.com/WickedTunaTV or on Twitter (twitter.com/WickedTuna) using the hashtag #ReelTalk.
Wicked Tuna follows a group of fishermen from Gloucester, Mass., as they make their living. The fleet navigates the North Atlantic waters in search of bluefin tuna, with one monster catch able to bring in as much as $20,000.
The final episodes of Wicked Tuna include:
Wicked Tuna: The Mighty Bite
Premieres Sunday, June 1, 2014, at 9pm ET/PT
With only two weeks left in the fishing season and the price of bluefin tuna on the rise, the Gloucester captains race to bring in record hauls. Captain Dave Carraro of FV-Tuna.com is determined to keep up his hot streak, but the recklessness of another boat causes him to reach his boiling point. Captain TJ Ott of The Hot Tuna took over second place last week, but Captain Dave Marciano of Hard Merchandise is determined to regain second position. After a rocky start to the season, Captain Paul Hebert of Miss Sambvca has been on a catching streak for the past four weeks, and has his eyes set on second place as well.
Wicked Tuna: The Reckoning (Season 3 finale)
Premieres Sunday, June 8, 2014, at 9pm ET/PT
There is only one week left in the North Atlantic bluefin fishing season, and the Gloucester fleet is set for a final showdown in a bid to catch the last “monstah” tuna of the year. Last season’s runner up, FV-Tuna.com, has a commanding lead, leaving Hard Merchandise, Miss Sambvca and The Hot Tuna to battle for second place. Meanwhile, on Pin Wheel, Captain Tyler McLaughlin is desperate for a final fish to salvage his season after his nightmare fall from Gloucester’s top-earning fisherman last season to catching only three tuna in the past 14 weeks.
Reel Talk airs June 8 live at 10pm ET (tape-delayed PT) on NGC.
Photo: PFTV/Jeffery Olive