Weather Channel, Al Roker Team for New Coast Guard Series
The Weather Channel and Al Roker are teaming up for a new series Coast Guard Alaska (working title).
The upcoming Weather Channel show will air seven hourlong episodes beginning Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 9 p.m.
The series, produced by Al Roker Entertainment, follows a team of Coast Guard swimmers and rescue pilots stationed in Kodiak, Alaska. The docu-series shows viewers their lives as they balance their jobs with family and how each deals with the daily pressures at work. Coast Guard Alaska will also look at what life is like off-duty on the base.
"Coast Guard Alaska has all the elements we’re looking for in original programming – great storytelling, action and adventure, and most importantly, how the weather affects someone’s work and lifestyle,” said Bob Walker, executive vice president and general manager of networks and content, The Weather Channel. “This series fits in perfectly with the strategy we’ve developed for The Weather Channel’s long-form content across all platforms."
Roker added, "We just celebrated the second year of Wake Up with Al on The Weather Channel, so this was my anniversary gift to the network. In all seriousness, Coast Guard Alaska is a compelling series and one we feel will captivate The Weather Channel audience."