The Weather Channel announced Wednesday that it is renewing the Kodiak-based TV series for another two seasons.
Season two will feature five episodes and premiere in April. Season three will feature eight episodes and premiere in October.
The initial season of the show included seven episodes. Five have aired so far, and the remaining two will premiere Jan. 11 and Jan. 18.
The renewal announcement follows announcements by the Weather Channel that trumpeted the show’s viewership. The fourth episode of “Coast Guard Alaska” garnered 227,000 viewers, almost double the number who watched the show’s premiere episode on Nov. 9.
The show is The Weather Channel’s highest-rated in prime time this season.
“It’s clear to us that viewers are making ‘Coast Guard Alaska’ appointment viewing,” said Bob Walker, executive vice president for The Weather Channel in a statement. “Audiences have really responded to this inside look at life in Kodiak for these real-life heroes who risk their lives daily to save others. We feel privileged to offer viewers more opportunities to get to know these incredible men and women.”
The show has been filmed primarily at Air Station Kodiak, but travels off-island in order to track rescue missions.
A statement released by The Weather Channel said the two additional seasons will “extend the geographic range of missions beyond Kodiak.”
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