Television: Season 9 premiere of CNN’s Wicked Tuna Outer Banks, Patagonia


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Season 8 of “Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks,” filmed off the coast of North Carolina, premieres July 18, 2021 on National Geographic.


Here’s what to watch on TV tonight.

Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Showdown (9 p.m., National Geographic)

Season 9 kicks off tonight after a year-long hiatus with back-to-back episodes. Gloucester’s top captains return to North Carolina’s Outer Banks to take on the South’s best bluefin tuna anglers.

In the first episode, titled “Northern Invasion”, the champions of the north Spicy tuna, FV-Tuna.comand Reel return to face their southern rivals fishing frenzy, small shell, and Coil E’ Bugging with the aim of proving who is the best of the best.

According to National Geographic, the first episode includes an intense scene in which the captains of the fishing frenzy and Coil E’ Bugging boats rush to the dock in an attempt to lock in the first catch of the season.

A second episode, titled “Dangerous zone,” broadcast immediately after at 10. In this episode, “the battle of champions is underway, and Coil E’ Bugging takes a huge gamble to get ahead when trying to clear the bar in treacherous conditions. Meanwhile, the northern fleet tries to bounce back from their slow start using every tactic they can think of to close the gap with the southern ships.

Learn more about the boats and crew at

Captain Greg Mayer, four-time “Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks” champion, of Fishing Frenzy, based in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. National Geographic Channel

Patagonia: Life at the End of the World (9 p.m., CNN)

Tonight we get the second installment of a six-part docuseries narrated by Chilean-born Pedro Pascal exploring the wonders of South America’s Patagonia, one of the last untouched places on earth.

From CNN: “Stretching over a thousand miles across Chile and Argentina, Patagonia is a place like no other: wild, isolated, pristine and unexplored. The region’s iconic wildlife – cougars, penguins, condors and killer whales – thrive in a rich diversity of habitats, and species new to science – insects, birds and even mammals – are discovered here every year.

The description for Episode 2, titled “Fjordlands”, reads: “Along the Pacific coast of Patagonia are deep and sheltered fjords. In summer, the nutrient-rich waters are in high demand by animals and humans, threatening the natural balance.


The documentary series takes audiences through the varied and dramatic landscapes of Patagonia, traveling along its coastline, from windswept deserts to pristine fjordlands, from deep within its magical, ancient forests to the high peaks of the Andes. . It features the wildlife, the scientists who study it, and the local people who have evolved to live in these varied habitats.

“Patagonia: Life on the Edge” was filmed for a year, using state-of-the-art cameras and with the help of local experts providing unprecedented access.

The series will air regularly on Sundays at 9 p.m. and will stream live for pay-TV subscribers via and CNN OTT and mobile apps under “TV Channels” or CNNgo, as applicable. The series will also be available on demand the day after the first airing for pay-TV subscribers via, CNN apps and cable platforms.

Some programming descriptions are provided by the networks.

Brooke Cain is from North Carolina and has worked at The News & Observer for over 25 years. She is the editor of service journalism and writes about television and local media for The N&O’s Happiness is a Warm TV blog.


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