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Below Deck Returns for Season 9 with a New Captain?!

A new face is at the helm before Captain Lee Rosbach arrives later on in Season 9, premiering this October.

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Below Deck is heading into unfamiliar waters when it returns for Season 9 on Monday, October 25 at 9/8c with episodes streaming the next day on Peacock.

For the first time in the history of the franchise, the crew will start off the season in St. Kitts without Captain Lee Rosbach at the helm of superyacht My Seanna. Yes, you read that right. When the Stud of the Sea is unexpectedly delayed on land, Captain Sean Meagher steps in with more of a "hands-on" management style. "Leaving the dock with a new captain, new crew," returning yachtie Eddie Lucas says in the above trailer for the new season. "Tensions are high."

But it looks like the crew, which also includes returning chef Rachel Hargrove, as well as new yachties, including chief stew Heather Chase, stews Jessica Albert and Fraser Olender, and deckhands Jake Foulger, Rayna Lindsay, and Wes O'Dell, is more than ready to blow off some steam in Season 9 with outrageous outfits, wild nights off, and, of course, some drama below deck.

Still, Eddie is feeling the pressure to make sure his deck team is in ship shape following his promotion to first officer. What's more, he'll have to deal with some lingering issues with Rachel from last season of Below Deck. Of course, the chef will bring her mouth-watering cooking and signature sense of humor back with her to the galley in Season 9.

The interior drama will be just as jaw-dropping in the new season with new chief stew Heather bringing five-star service and expecting her stews to do the same. There won't just be conflict among the crew, however. It looks like some of the charter guests "are on a rampage" in the new season, and Heather is going to find herself caught in the crossfire.

And fear not, Below Deck fans. Just as Eddie hopes his "boat daddy" Captain Lee comes back to the crew, as we see in the above trailer, the Below Deck boss will make his triumphant return later on in Season 9. Captain Lee "might be a little late," as he says in the sneak peek, but you best believe he will waste no time laying down the law with his crew.

This isn't the only exciting Below Deck news lately. The series earned two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program and Outstanding Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program. The winners for the 2021 Emmy Awards will be announced in September.

Catch up on the first seven seasons of Below Deck streaming now on Peacock with Season 8 launching on the platform on September 25.

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