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'The Deadliest Catch' Stars on Quitting the Show: "It Was Hell"

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 13th 2010 7:30AM
Crew of 'Time Bandit'King crab fishermen have been gathering in Alaska's Dutch harbor this week preparing to launch their boats Thursday night for the seventh season of Discovery's 'The Deadliest Catch.' Among them, the Hillstrand brothers, who've been mulling over recent tumultuous events.

The fishermen set off a firestorm when they quit the show in a contract dispute. The network sued, and fellow 'Deadliest Catch' star Capt. Sig Hansen quit in solidarity. Fans of the show wrote angry letters to the network and threatened to boycott future seasons. However, last week it was announced that the dispute had finally been resolved.

Speaking about it to Entertainment Weekly, Jonathan Hillstrand said "Emotionally, it was hell. ... We didn't want to be sued. We didn't want all the fans hating Discovery." He added that he and his brother "just want our lives back, sort of. ... We are glad to be back and we're glad that everyone is happier."

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'Deadliest Catch' Cast Remembers Phil Harris (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jul 14th 2010 11:47AM
Phil Harris, captain of the Cornelia Marie fishing boat, is remembered by fellow captains and his sons on 'After the Catch' (Tue, 10PM ET on DSC). Harris suffered a massive stroke on Jan. 29 and died 11 days later in an Anchorage hospital.

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Seasick Newbie on 'Deadliest Catch' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jun 2nd 2010 4:15AM
Seasick Newbie on 'Deadliest Catch'Ah, the sea is a cruel mistress. On 'The Deadliest Catch' (Tue., 9PM ET on DSC), Jeremy is a "greenhorn down ... puking his guts out" until a fellow Time Bandit rallies him to return to deck: "Just say, '[****] you, seasickness! [****] you!"

But that strategy doesn't work, especially after a particularly "evil" wave. "Greenhorn down!"

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Phil Harris, the Captain from 'Deadliest Catch,' Passes Away

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 10th 2010 11:02AM
phil_harris_deadliest_catchThere's nothing more shocking than real reality. Death is real. Steve Irwin dying on the job, for instance, was a huge shock. Here's another dose of harsh reality. The star of Discovery Channel's 'Deadliest Catch,' Phil Harris, has died from a stroke. He had been at work on January 29, loading a catch like usual, when he suffered the stroke. After being flown to Anchorage for treatment, he succumbed despite having shown some improvement.

In a statement on the Discovery Channel web site, his grown children, Jake and Josh, explained, "It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our dad -- Captain Phil Harris. Dad has always been a fighter and continued to be until the end. For us and the crew, he was someone who never backed down."

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