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Old 09-30-10, 11:33 AM
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What stupid, greedy dumbasses.

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In a shocking development involving Discovery’s popular reality show about crab fisherman, Deadliest Catch stars Sig Hansen and Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand have reportedly left the show. The trio sent this statement to the Hollywood Reporter Tuesday: “We have been through a lot over the past year and unfortunately given the current situation with Discovery we are unable to continue participating in Deadliest Catch. It has been a fantastic ride, and we wish the best to all of the amazing and supportive Catch fans we have met over the years.”

A Discovery spokesman said a statement from the cable network is forthcoming.

Earlier this month, the Hillstrands were sued by Discovery over their involvement in a Catch spinoff. Discovery reportedly claims that the brothers failed to finish work on Hillstranded and is now seeking $3 million in damages. An attorney for the Hillstrands shot back by saying the lawsuit may force the men to sell their boats and fire their crews. Hansen decided to show solidarity for his fellow captains and backed the Hillstrands.

It’s unclear what the departures mean for the seventh season of the show, which is set to resume production next month. The first episode is supposed to include a scene in which the sons of the late Capt. Phil Harris scatter his ashes off of Dutch Harbor near Alaska. Harris’ tragic death helped Catch lure its biggest audience ever during the show’s sixth season.

The Hillstrand brothers co-captain Time Bandit on Deadliest Catch, while Hansen lords over Northwestern. Developing…
Old 09-30-10, 11:58 AM
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What stupid, greedy dumbasses.

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In a shocking development involving Discovery’s popular reality show about crab fisherman, Deadliest Catch stars Sig Hansen and Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand have reportedly left the show. The trio sent this statement to the Hollywood Reporter Tuesday: “We have been through a lot over the past year and unfortunately given the current situation with Discovery we are unable to continue participating in Deadliest Catch. It has been a fantastic ride, and we wish the best to all of the amazing and supportive Catch fans we have met over the years.”

A Discovery spokesman said a statement from the cable network is forthcoming.

Earlier this month, the Hillstrands were sued by Discovery over their involvement in a Catch spinoff. Discovery reportedly claims that the brothers failed to finish work on Hillstranded and is now seeking $3 million in damages. An attorney for the Hillstrands shot back by saying the lawsuit may force the men to sell their boats and fire their crews. Hansen decided to show solidarity for his fellow captains and backed the Hillstrands.

It’s unclear what the departures mean for the seventh season of the show, which is set to resume production next month. The first episode is supposed to include a scene in which the sons of the late Capt. Phil Harris scatter his ashes off of Dutch Harbor near Alaska. Harris’ tragic death helped Catch lure its biggest audience ever during the show’s sixth season.

The Hillstrand brothers co-captain Time Bandit on Deadliest Catch, while Hansen lords over Northwestern. Developing…
Wait...who are the stupid, greedy dumbasses?
Old 09-30-10, 12:19 PM
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Re: Discovery kills its golden goose as 'Deadliest Catch' captains quit

I'm assuming he means Discovery for suing the Hillstrand bros for so much.
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Re: Discovery kills its golden goose as 'Deadliest Catch' captains quit

Originally Posted by Traxan View Post
What stupid, greedy dumbasses.

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What did I do? I swear I had nothing to do with this.
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Re: Discovery kills its golden goose as 'Deadliest Catch' captains quit

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Wait...who are the stupid, greedy dumbasses?
I am in agreement with this statement. I guess those guys just didn't want money anymore?
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Re: Discovery kills its golden goose as 'Deadliest Catch' captains quit

I honestly don't know who the original poster is calling stupid and greedy. The post didn't give enough information.

It sounds like the fisherman screwed the Discovery Channel so they got sued and then due to the lawsuit they couldn't continue being fisherman so they quit.

The fisherman shouldn't have screwed the network but it seems like the network should have found another option other than suing them and causing them to quit.
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Re: Discovery kills its golden goose as 'Deadliest Catch' captains quit

The Hillstrand boys are just a couple of mullet sporting, 8-ball jacket wearing imbeciles. I shan't miss them. However, Sig seems like a cool cat. I have a feeling that Sig was going to quit regardless because of Edgar retiring from the NW.
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Re: Discovery kills its golden goose as 'Deadliest Catch' captains quit

Guess I haven't watched the show in a few years. I know who Sig is but don't remember who the Hillstrand are. Besides, there were seveal other boats the show could focus on. It always seemed there were dozens of boats fishing even if the show just focused on a few.
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Re: Discovery kills its golden goose as 'Deadliest Catch' captains quit

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Guess I haven't watched the show in a few years. I know who Sig is but don't remember who the Hillstrand are. Besides, there were seveal other boats the show could focus on. It always seemed there were dozens of boats fishing even if the show just focused on a few.
Sig and Phil were by far the most popular. I didn't care for the Hillstrands that much, but the other captains that are left aren't very interesting either.
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Re: Discovery kills its golden goose as 'Deadliest Catch' captains quit

Why don't they just hire these guys:

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Re: Discovery kills its golden goose as 'Deadliest Catch' captains quit

And they're back
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Ca-Ching!
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Re: Discovery kills its golden goose as 'Deadliest Catch' captains quit

For the record I meant Discovery. They damn near killed their golden goose and highest rated show.
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Re: Discovery kills its golden goose as 'Deadliest Catch' captains quit

The whole thing sounded kind of fishy to me. From what I read the "spinoff" was just a one time special, not an ongoing series, and it was already filmed. They just needed the brothers to do interviews. Maybe the Brothers wanted more money, or maybe they had a problem with some of the content.
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Re: Discovery kills its golden goose as 'Deadliest Catch' captains quit

Good news.
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Re: Discovery kills its golden goose as 'Deadliest Catch' captains quit

Glad to see that everything got worked out.

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