ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its second season on 5/12/13; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION: (from National Geographic Channel's press release, January 2013) Last year, millions of viewers tuned in for a new series the critics called "wicked authentic." Now, the salty stars of National Geographic Channel's (NGC) breakout hit Wicked Tuna are back as the show returns for its second season, beginning Sunday, January 13, 2013, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Wicked Tuna follows a group of spirited fishermen from Gloucester, Mass., as they make their living the way it's been done for centuries - man versus fish, rod versus fin, one catch at a time. The stakes are unforgiving, but the paydays can be huge, as the fleet navigates the frigid waters of the North Atlantic, searching for the magnificent and elusive bluefin tuna. One "monstah" catch can bring in as much as $20,000, but with a short fishing season and dwindling tuna populations, Gloucester's fishermen are fighting for their economic survival every time they set sail.