The Weather Channel Companies announced Wednesday that it has greenlit the new series Coast Guard Alaska.
Produced by Al Roker Entertainment, the series will follow a team of coast guard swimmers who are stationed in Kodiak, Alaska.
"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, 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 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 Alaska is scheduled to premiere Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 9 p.m.