Weather Channel Orders Two More Seasons of 'Coast Guard Alaska'

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The Weather Channel has greenlit two additional seasons of Coast Guard Alaska from Al Roker Entertainment.

The second season will consist of five, hour-long episodes and premiere in April 2012, with the eight-episode third season bowing in October 2012.

Coast Guard Alaska is currently in its first season which ends Jan. 18. Viewership for the series has increased 91% since the premiere episode, according to Nielsen, averaging 160,000 viewers in the demo, adults 25 to 54.

The series follows a team of Coast Guard swimmers and rescue pilots stationed in Kodiak, Alaska, as they train to save lives in the icy weather conditions.