Although it's been announced that Capts. Sig Hansen, along with Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand will not be appearing on the seventh season of Deadliest Catch, but it's not a done deal.
The Hillstrand quit amidst a $3 million lawsuit filed by Discovery for allegedly not completing work on a planned spinoff special.
But since the death of Phil Harris, the show may not survive any more drastic casting changes - and the network knows it! It's rumored that the two sides are discussing a settlement so the trio can return to the show.
And they better hurry! The boats are scheduled to leave for Dutch Harbor, Alaska, by October 15th to take advantage of king crab season in the Bering Sea.
Only time will tell.
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Tuesday night viewers were tuning in to the Discovery Channel series Deadliest Catch rather than watching the highly anticipated Hills series finale.
Deadliest Catch drew in a record 8.55 million viewers, shattering its all-time record of 7.9 million, while The Hills drew in a mere - by comparison - 3.0 million viewers.
It seems people were over the latest dramz going down on The Hills and more interested in Captain Phil Harris' final episode.
What were U watching?
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Although this is a little more morbid than we prefer, it apparently was a huge ratings draw.
Tuesday night's episode of Deadliest Catch, which featured the late Capt. Phil Harris suffering a serious stroke and then being hospitalized (above), had an audience of about 5.4 million people, with 17% more viewers than ever before.
What do U think?? Did U tune in just to see the emergency??
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