Maine lobstermen will be the focus of the first episode of a new monthly half-hour series on the cable news network HLN.

The new series is called “American Journey” and will debut with an episode on the struggles and dailly life of Maine lobstermen Saturday at 8 p.m. The episode will be repeated Sunday at 8 p.m.

The new monthly series is hosted by Ty Pennington, best known as host of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” HLN crews filmed in Down East Maine last summer, in areas near Ellsworth.

Other episodes in coming months will include a story about life on a commune, and on Delta blues culture. 

HLN can be seen in much of southern Maine on Time Warner Cable channel 39.

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