First Episode of Second Season of “Fish Tank Kings” at Screening Reception
-June 1st Season Two Premiere-Date Proclaimed “Fish Tank Kings Day” by both the City of Miami and Broward County; A Key to Broward County was also Awarded-
MIAMI – May 30, 2013 – Nat Geo WILD and Living Color Enterprises, Inc. hosted the Season 2 premiere of it’s popular series, “Fish Tank Kings” at the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. on Tuesday May 29, 2013.
Nat Geo WILD’s, “Fish Tank Kings” returns for a second season beginning Saturday, June 1, at 9 PM ET/PT, taking viewers to the center of the action as the Florida-based aquarium specialists at Living Color (www.livingcolor.com) use their unparalleled skills, creativity and teamwork to pull off the most extreme tanks. (For more information, visit www.natgeowild.com/fishtankkings and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/NGC_PR.)
Among the highlights of the event was the City of Miami and Broward County’s both presenting proclamations naming June 1st as “Fish Tank Kings Day”, in commemoration of the top-rated shows’ global premiere. Moreover, “Fish Tank Kings” was awarded the Key to Broward County. The series represents one of the only internationally distributed shows filmed primarily in South Florida.
“I am proud of Living Color’s talented team of designers, artisans, engineers and marine life experts as we continue to take viewers into the creative world of building iconic award-winning aquariums for museums, public aquariums, theme parks, hotels and private homes, around the world,” said Mat Roy, Living Color President and Fish Tank Kings Star.
The event attracted over 200 of South Florida’s most influential entertainment and government dignitaries, including Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, the Senior Vice President of Nat Geo WILD Program Development & Production, Janet Han-Vissering and the Vice Chair of the Miami Art and Entertainment Council, Howard R. Miller. The event also featured a custom 300 gallon aquarium built in-house by Living Color Enterprises and Fish Tank Kings’ stars, with two beautiful mermaids included.
Fish Tank Kings – Episode 1, Season 2: The Amazing Aqua-Van
Premieres Saturday, June 1, at 9 PM ET/PT
Thinking outside the box is at the top of the team’s minds when they are faced with the most complicated job ever — transforming a vintage Volkswagen Minibus into a fish tank for a local car dealer. The years have not been kind to this iconic hippie van, strapped with a questionable structural integrity. Engineering a tank that will weigh 4,000 pounds when filled with saltwater and fish is the craziest and hardest task they have attempted so far. With a tight deadline looming, the team has a likely disaster on its hands. Will they shatter under pressure? Back at headquarters, fish geek Francis is looking for an assistant, but whoever he decides to hire, there’s no guarantee they’ll be up to the rigorous work schedule or mesh with the guys — all of whom are known for their strong personalities. He puts potential candidate Heather to the test by giving her a quiz on fish species, having her go on a deep-sea dive and having her perform a risky surgical procedure on a venomous fish. Will she be able to hold her own?