TCA: Weather Channel Greenlights 'Coast Guard Alaska'

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The Weather
Channel Companies (TWCC) announced Wednesday that it has greenlit the new series CoastGuardAlaska (wt).

Produced by Al
Roker Entertainment, the series will follow a team of coast guard swimmers who
are stationed in Kodiak, Alaska.

"Coast Guard
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, EVP/GM, 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

Roker commented:
"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."

Coast Guard

is expected to premiere Wednesday, November 9, at 9 p.m.