The Oregon-set "Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove" is the new Discovery Channel show that's a spinoff of "Deadliest Catch," one of the cable channel's most popular series. The original premiered back in 2005, and through 12 seasons, viewers have watched captains and crews on vessels sailing the Bering Sea, earning their living from catching crab.

"Deadliest Catch" has its share of hokey, ultra-dramatic moments, but it's one of the sturdiest examples of the Discovery approach, building shows around men doing traditional natural resource-based labor. It's designed to appeal to male viewers who can relate to the blue-collar work or get a vicarious thrill from watching these Average Joes prevail over nature's unpredictability.

"Dungeon Cove" takes elements of the Discovery formula and applies them to the new, Oregon Coast-centered show, which focuses on a handful of captains and crews fishing for Dungeness crab.

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