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‘Deadliest Catch:’ Captains, including Sig Hansen, quit over breach of contract
Examiner ^ | 09/29/2010 | Robyn Gormish

Posted on 09/30/2010 6:29:36 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan

The ‘Deadliest Catch’ captains Jonathan and Andy Hillstrand of the ‘ Time Bandit,’ and Captain Sig Hansen of the ‘Northwestern’ who announced Tuesday that they are quitting the ‘Deadliest Catch’ after the Hillstrand brothers were sued for breach- of-contract by the Discovery Channel.

"We have been through a lot over the past year and unfortunately given the current situation with Discovery we are unable to continue participating n 'Deadliest Catch,'" the three crab fishermen said in a joint written statement.

"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." Per court documents, the brothers were to film a special spinoff titled ‘Hillstranded,’ in which resulting in a breach of their ‘Deadliest Catch’ contract.  This leaving Discovery Channel no choice but to file a lawsuit against Jonathan and Andy Hillstrand and seek a reported $3 million in damages for their refusal to cooperate.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: captainphil; deadliestcatch; hillstrand; sig
Noooooo!
1 posted on 09/30/2010 6:29:40 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

They had a good run but the show won’t exist without them.

On the other hand, the History channel would be wise to take the idea and run with it.


2 posted on 09/30/2010 6:31:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

I am beyond bummed. You’re right. The show doesn’t work without them.


3 posted on 09/30/2010 6:32:48 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Honestly, how many times can a person watch them throw the cages out and haul ‘em back in while getting splashed with water and ice?


4 posted on 09/30/2010 6:35:19 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

The loss of Phil Harris and the Cornelia Marie was bad but with both sons it became pretty unwatchable with the constant fighting. (Same reason I can’t watch American Chopper)

Hiring one son was fine, hiring two was explosive.


5 posted on 09/30/2010 6:37:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: BuckeyeTexan

6 posted on 09/30/2010 6:37:38 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

To be honest, the show has played itself out, I mean how much of the same thing can you watch, they should have taken the contract for the 2nd income, times are hard.


7 posted on 09/30/2010 6:38:48 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: raybbr

I love the show.

The cinematography is incredible especially in HD.

People work crappy non-exciting jobs and enjoy living vicariously through the men featured on Deadliest Catch.

There are also few real men out there these days for folks to look up to. No John Waynes, No Rambos, just a pussy community organizer POTUS.


8 posted on 09/30/2010 6:39:38 AM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: raybbr

It’s more than hauling cages in water and ice. It’s a great show. I just like it.


9 posted on 09/30/2010 6:40:05 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: raybbr

It’s more than hauling cages in water and ice. It’s a great show. I just like it.


10 posted on 09/30/2010 6:40:14 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Does this mean no more 48 hour re run marathons!?

Because if it does, then YAY!


11 posted on 09/30/2010 6:46:06 AM PDT by chris37
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To: raybbr

I’m amazed that people actually continue watching these “reality” shows. I mean, it’s all a big act with everybody putting on a show. If it was possible to surreptitiously film people in a work situation without them knowing about it, then I’d watch. Otherwise, the soaps are just as realistic and have hotter looking women


12 posted on 09/30/2010 6:50:33 AM PDT by Krankor
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To: raybbr

“Honestly, how many times can a person watch them throw the cages out and haul ‘em back in while getting splashed with water and ice?”

Watched it for a couple of seasons and came to the same conclusion. For those that like it, do you really believe that these participants are irreplacable or that there are NO other interesting characters or crews out there?


13 posted on 09/30/2010 6:57:54 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Note to Leftists- We Will Bury You (politically)
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To: Hacklehead

I watched Deadliest Catch occasionally, but I never really got into it. Now, Whale Wars was a hoot! If you think liberal “organizations” are fun to watch on land, you HAVE to see these libs trying to disrupt Japanese whaling ships. They come off as abaolulutely clueless and bumbling. I LOVE that show.


14 posted on 09/30/2010 7:05:23 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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“Whale Wars was a hoot! If you think liberal “organizations” are fun to watch on land, you HAVE to see these libs trying to disrupt Japanese whaling ships. They come off as abaolulutely clueless and bumbling.”

The captain of that ship has a great job. Endless funding from envirowackjobs pay for his ships and salary. He has access to a crew of adoring and amoral hippy chicks who he gets to bang at will. He also gets paid by for the show, and has to produce and accomplish NOTHING.


15 posted on 09/30/2010 7:12:22 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Note to Leftists- We Will Bury You (politically)
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To: raybbr
Honestly, how many times can a person watch them throw the cages out and haul ‘em back in while getting splashed with water and ice?

And the fake, manufactured, "reality" show controversy and tension?

16 posted on 09/30/2010 7:19:16 AM PDT by qwertypie
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To: raybbr

Honestly, over and over and over.....


17 posted on 09/30/2010 7:25:41 AM PDT by bonfire (ou)
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Had to emotionally detatch myself and stop watching the show when Phil got sick and started nearing the end...


18 posted on 09/30/2010 7:26:14 AM PDT by Maverick68
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I purposely never watched the episode where Phil dies.


19 posted on 09/30/2010 7:28:37 AM PDT by bonfire (ou)
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To: cripplecreek

These shows along with “pickers” & “pawnstars” are stretching the concept of a history channel.

I do like pickers & pawnstars though.


20 posted on 09/30/2010 7:37:06 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Brad Ellsworth is giving Indiana a twofer.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
1. This has to be one of the most poorly written stories of all time.

2. Discovery really screwed the pooch this time.

21 posted on 09/30/2010 8:48:10 AM PDT by teenyelliott (www.thewaterrock.com)
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To: bonfire
I watched it because he wanted that part of the story to be told.

Since Captain Phil is gone, I wouldn't watch the show even if it did continue.

22 posted on 09/30/2010 8:52:42 AM PDT by teenyelliott (www.thewaterrock.com)
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To: raybbr
Honestly, how many times can a person watch them throw the cages out and haul ‘em back in while getting splashed with water and ice?

People who grind out their living every day doing the same thing over and over get it and appreciate it.

23 posted on 09/30/2010 10:05:36 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (I believe in man-made political climate change.)
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