Discovery green-lights two new reality series: "Extreme Smuggling" and "Shipwreck Men"
Discovery Channel is hitting the high-seas and bringing two brand new wave-crashing, swashbuckling reality series to your living room. This week, Discovery Channel has given the green light to “Shipwreck Men” and “Extreme Smuggling” which although they are only just being announced, premiere on Monday, January 14th.
“Shipwreck Men” will be somewhat of a cross between “Deadliest Catch” and “Operation Repo”. The show will cover four rival companies that are in the business of salvage off the coast of southern Florida. These companies race each other to the scene of sinking vessels and other maritime accidents to look for opportunities to make money off of others ocean failures. Discovery Channel has had former success with shows of a similar format with both “Deadliest Catch” and “Gold Rush Alaska”, and so “Shipwreck Men” will likely perform well.
The second show, “Extreme Smuggling”, is a documentary that takes a look unto the dangerous world of drug smuggling, animal trafficking and illegal gun trading. Each episode will focus on a technique or method that criminals use to move their illegal smuggled goods on land and in the water. The series will incorporate video footage collected by undercover agents and by producers who gained the trust of some of the criminals.
Are you going to tune in to either of these new series?
You can take a look at a few clips from “Shipwreck Men” below.