'Deadliest Catch': Thom Beers talks Phil Harris' confrontation with son, NBA threat

On the Tuesday, June 22, episode of Discovery's crab-fishing unscripted saga "Deadliest Catch" -- which airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT -- Capt. Phil Harris of the Cornelia Marie suffers the stroke that would eventually end his life.

Watch this space for more details on that, and what comes after, next week.

But executive producer Thom Beers doesn't want fans to miss tomorrow (June 15) night's 10th episode of the season. He fears that Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics -- with coverage beginning on ABC at 8:31 p.m. ET, following a Jimmy Kimmel special at 8 -- will siphon viewers away from what he feels is pivotal installment in the ongoing story of Harris and his two deckhand sons, Jake and Josh.

And it's stress Beers doesn't need when he editing the episode which includes Harris' death.

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