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Taping Begins For ESPN's New Prime-Time Fishing Show Totally Hooked To Debut In September

by: ESPN Outdoors,

(May. 20, 2003 - KEY WEST, FL.) Taping is under way for ESPN's new prime-time fishing show, "Totally Hooked," which will debut this September as part of a Monday night block that includes a second season of "The New American Sportsman." Coordinating Producer Dan Bowen describes the ESPN Original Entertainment production as "a fishing show built within the framework of reality TV." The program, scheduled for 13 episodes, will capture the daily lives of a cast of men and women living and fishing aboard a luxury yacht for nearly two months. "Our anglers are getting the chance of a lifetime: to go after big game fish in fantastic destinations, and to take a vacation from everyday life aboard the Totally Hooked yacht," Bowen said. "The places they will visit have vibrant local culture, terrific nightlife. "The cameras are rolling non-stop, every day, as we capture sport fishing adventures," he continued. "At the same time, we'll delve into our passengers' daily lives while they learn about each other and hopefully a bit more about the world they live in and have opportunities to try new things." The journey began in Key West, Fla., and will continue on to Marathon Key, Fla.; Miami, Fla.; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Bimini, the Bahamas; Nassau, the Bahamas; Freeport, the Bahamas; Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Daytona Beach, Fla.; Savannah, Ga.; Georgetown, S.C.; North Carolina's Outer Banks; and Virginia Beach, Va. The prime-time block will debut September 8 from 9-12 p.m. (ET). In addition to "Totally Hooked" and "The New American Sportsman," it will include an adventure race currently in development and "Offshore Adventures," a popular show that will move from ESPN Outdoors' weekend morning block.