Sad news for fans of the Cornelia Marie on Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch. Josh Harris posted on his Facebook page today that the Cornelia Marie will not be on the next season of Deadliest Catch. Said Josh,
“So to all my fans that watched the show, Deadliest Catch, the Cornelia Marie was not optioned this year so we regretfully will not be on the show anymore. Thank you for all the support we will still be fishing. Things may still get filmed but most likely not through Discovery. Sorry to let people down, things with Discovery couldn’t meet up with what we needed, so I apologize to all but this is where we are but this is where we are. There may be another company this year that we go with but for now we will just fish. Jake and I love you for all your support over the years and most of all from the old man, thank you for everything!”
Fans of Deadliest Catch, like myself, have watched over the last several seasons what has happened to the Harris family. We have watched Phil die and his sons struggle to keep the family tradition of crab fishing in the Bearing Sea alive. We have seen one son struggle with addiction and the other try to keep the family together and in the business.
I am happy to have heard that Josh was successful in his bid to buy the Cornelia Marie but am now sad to hear that they will not be on the next season of Deadliest Catch. I hope things continue to work out for Josh and I hope Jake is able to get clean. Not having any Harris on this show will leave a huge hole for many fans. I hope that they get back on the show soon. We all want to see them succeed.