New 'Coast Guard' series to launch in October

The Weather Channel has ordered 13 episodes of new docuseries “Coast Guard Florida.”

Hourlong series, which follows the success of the cabler’s “Coast Guard Alaska,” will premiere in October and is produced by Al Roker Entertainment.

Premise of “Florida” will be a look at the members of 7th Coast Guard District, who are in charge of the keeping the local ports and waterways safe.

“The United Sates Coast Guard is an awe-inspiring group of men and women, and we feel privileged to give viewers an inside look at the courageous acts they embark on every day in serving our country,” said Roker.

The Weather Channel is owned by a consortium made up of NBCUniversal and private equity firms the Blackstone Group and Bain Capital.

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