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All on the Line

All on the Line

  • Premiered: 
    May 22, 2020
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  • Network: Discovery
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Workplace
  • Tags: fishing, tuna

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Plot Synopsis

Following two fishing boats -- the "Julia Nicole" and the "Subdivider" -- ALL ON THE LINE is a one-hour reality series that spotlights the special dynamic between these two groups and their unique ability to band together in an industry that otherwise demands fierce, sometimes cutthroat, competition. It's late in the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna season. In the iconic fishing town of Gloucester, Massachusetts, many boats are done for the season. But there are two crews still fighting to land monster tuna and keep their family businesses going through the winter. As the weather worsens, the fish get bigger and the stakes get higher. These monster tuna can weigh more than 1,000 pounds and are reeled in the old fashion way -- by hand -- making it the ultimate battle of man versus beast. On the "Subdivider," a legendary and larger-than-life fisherman, Johnny Johnson, has assembled a tight-knit crew in his hunt for record tuna. Johnson joined the Grateful Dead roadcrew in the early '80s and toured the world before ending up in Hawaii where he discovered yellowfin tuna fishing. Chasing the biggest and best is in his blood as his Dad holds the world record for the biggest catfish, which drives him to excel in his chosen field. More mythical force of nature than man, Johnson has his sights set on catching the biggest bluefin tuna the world has ever seen. After chasing the biggest tuna around the world, Johnson has earned a reputation for wanting to help others along the way in order to preserve this unique community and way of life. At the helm of the "Julia Nicole" is a multigenerational family business -- grandfather, father and son. With Dan Smith Sr. taking a backseat to focus on other businesses, he looks to his 18-year old son, Danny Jr., a hockey jock at high school who wants to be "the best fisherman in the world." While Danny Jr. is eager to prove his worth, if he fails, it's game over for the three generations of fishermen on the "Julia Nicole." And while both crews of families acknowledge the risk -- from dangerous and unpredictable weather to money wasted once quotas are hit -- they're devoted to their way of life and they wouldn't trade it for the world. They're ready to risk it all to bring home a fortune.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by RAW TV


  • - Gloucester, Massachusetts USA