Deadliest Catch premiered on the Discovery Channel on April 12, 2005, and currently airs worldwide. The first season consisted of ten episodes, with the finale airing on June 14, 2005. Subsequent seasons have aired on the same April to June or July schedule every year since the original 2005 season. The 14th season premiered on April 10, 2018. On March 7, 2019, Discovery Channel announced the series would return for a fifteenth season, which premiered on April 9, 2019.