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Deadliest Catch Stars Sued By The Network

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Has Jon Gosselin taught you all nothing! You never mess with the network when you are a one-trick pony reality star! They OWN you!!!

The Discovery Network is going after Jonathan and Andy Hillstrand, stars of The Deadliest Catch, for $3 million in damages after the pair up and decided not to live up to their contracts.

According to the lawsuit, the network was in the middle of producing a one-time special called Hillstranded when the men abruptly pulled out of the project. Seems that the footage was already shot and edited, but now required the much needed commentary from Andy and Jon to tie the whole special together. When the Discovery people reached out to them to set up a time and place for their interviews, all they received in response was an email from their lawyer letting the producers know that they shouldn't bother trying to contact them.

The suits at Discovery say that the men are in breach of their contract and have cost the network significant ratings and substantial losses. Now, they are fighting back!

And, as we all well know from the last time, the Discovery network tends to win these types of things!

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7 comments to “Deadliest Catch Stars Sued By The Network”

  1. 1

    First! The guys should adhere to the contract… don't understand the big whop-de-do

  2. 2

    Don't assume until you have both sides of the story either. True, they can't be reached for comment, but we don't know the whole story either. Who am I kidding, you always assume shit you shouldn't.

  3. AK49 says – reply to this


    Oh the irony of this. Hillstranded is a term coined by deckhands of the Time Bandit because the Captains Hillstrand would often wouldn't show up when they said they would leaving them stranded at the dock.

    Hence the term, Hillstranded.

  4. 4

    Come guys, I love you! Tell me this isn't true!

  5. 5

    I just saw these guys in Vancouver. I was really looking forward to it but left very disappointed. Jonathan was good but Andy (who used to be my fave) just got drunk and spent his time flirting with a skank ho on stage. She left with them with a bottle of whiskey so don't know what happened after that.

  6. 6

    Re: hamish1 – That's funny. I just saw them in Boston and Johnathan was the one who was wasted. He even left the stage to go get another drink. The show was ok but it was like sitting in a bar listening to sea stories and general wisecracking. (Although the ADHD made it near impossible to get a full story) They are definitely making money for doing what they normally do when in port, though it's probably peanuts compared to what they make at work.

  7. 7

    These men are upstanding kind of guys. I'm sure there was a very good reason as to why the pulled out of that film.