Deadliest Catch stars quit show
Kind of interesting timing for the Hillstrands to all three quit their hit show on the Discovery channel. It was just earlier this month that they were sued by the network for a big fat $3 million. Apparently the guys decided they didn’t want to work on the upcoming spin-off titled the “Hillstranded” and bam, they got their butts thrown a lawsuit.
See what the guys have to say about their departure after the jump.
Captain Hansen said he only quit because the other dudes threw in the towel. He explains, “I want people to know the captains stand together, and me and my brothers support them 100 percent.”
An official statement from the Hillstrands and Hansen was released via The Hollywood Reporter stating, “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.”
Jeff Cohen, the Hillstrands’ lawyer, said, “We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for the captains. I think MaryAnne from Minnesota put it best when she wrote to us: ‘The show was meant to shed light on a profession these men so valiantly and tirelessly do season after season, not bankrupt them and take away their livelihood.’”
Livelihood? Pfft. The networks don’t care about livelihood anymore, peeps. It’s all about the Benjamins, baby!