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'Pawn Stars' Cast

FURIOUS Over 'Cajun' Spin-off

1/11/2012 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Pawn Stars and Cajun Pawn Stars
The debut of the new "Cajun Pawn Stars" was a huge hit with the History Channel ... but TMZ has learned the guys at the original "Pawn Stars" show are PISSED because they had no idea it was being made.

Sources close to Left Field Pictures -- the production company behind "Pawn Stars" -- tell us the Vegas crew feels "blindsided" ... because they only learned about the show a few weeks ago ... when the network made the official announcement.

We're told Chumlee, Rick, Corey and the Old Man insist they were promised by the network that no "Pawn Stars" spin-off shows would be made of any kind ... and now feel like they were betrayed.  

Sources say the guys are "really hurt" by the whole thing and feel like the new show is a "total knock-off" -- but their beef is with the network ... and NOT with the cast of the new show.

Pretty shocking behavior by the network -- considering "Pawn Stars" is the number one show on History and one of the highest rated shows on cable.

No official comment from the "Pawn Stars." Ditto for the History Channel.

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billy     

WATCH THE ORIGINAL SPIN OFF TONIGHT AT 10pm onHISTORY

AMERICAN RESTORATION! 10PM HISTORY CHANNEL! YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!

831 days ago
32.

Horndog    

Motley Crue have really let themselves go.

831 days ago
33.

KicksandGiggles    

Tell them to cut the camera off and go back to their super money making job at the pawn shop if their feelings are so hurt. The networks owe them nothing other than one of those ridiculous pay checks these clowns "earn".

831 days ago
34.

KicksandGiggles    

Tell them to cut the camera off and go back to their super money making job at the pawn shop if their feelings are so hurt. The networks owe them nothing other than one of those ridiculous pay checks these clowns "earn".

831 days ago
35.

MichelleWW    

Pawn Stars started out fun, but it's gotten too fake and scripted and doesn't feel 'natural' anymore.

831 days ago
36.

dchillrat    

Oh BOO HOO!

831 days ago
37.

Adam    


Hold on, let me call in an expert to get the meaning of this!

That's Pawn Stars for you, calling in experts constantly. I prefer American Pickers because they know their stuff. Not some people who likes to low-ball people.

831 days ago
38.

droopydrawers    

Everything has a spin off, everything has either a cajun/bayou/southern spinoff. spin offs almost always stink. The storage wars spinoff, horrible with the big goofy podiatrist, the idiot from NY, come on. I find pawn stars boring right now,I've watched it for a long time, never will watching cajun. Same principle with a southern accent.

831 days ago
39.

Elysa     

Don't worry guys . I love you three !! Nobody can come close . How many show can they expect me to watch ?

831 days ago
40.

me    

I saw bits of Cajun and it is a total replica of the stars, only pawning goats instead of gold boullions LOL I personally love Pawn stars, just to see the old stuff go through the shop. Its entertainment. Now yes they have every right to be upset, especially if they didn't know it would be a complete mirrored image of their show only a different location (in the bayou)they also do the same type of trivia questions...i mean its ok to have a knock off show but to mirror it completely is well wrong, and the guys from pawnstars lawyers should have had this all taken care of in the begining, before the boys ever signed a contract....unless they didn't have a good entertainment atty to begin with, now they should get one fast! Good luck! Pawn Stars is Number 1 in my book!

831 days ago
41.

Euphoria    

No worries... that Cajun show sucks and I am embarrassed because I am a Cajun.

831 days ago
42.

Blake    

Pawn Stars is terrible. I worked in pawn shops for years and there show is nothing like real life. Hardcore Pawn is much better on TruTV.

831 days ago
43.

john maxwell    

Oh no--someone has taken something of yours and sold it when you didn't want them to? That's terrible, who would do that....

831 days ago
44.

Flying Blind    

almost every spin-off of these cable shows seem to suck. storage wars texas sucks, the other storage shows on other channels suck except the original Storage Wars. Cajun Pawn already seems to suck and it just started.

831 days ago
45.

SURFCOWBOY    

Oh I watched the CAJUN pawn shop lastnight and found it WAYYYYYY more entertaining than PAWN STARS VEGAS, I hate vegas to start with, people are so bland there, it makes for boring tv. I HOPE THEY MAKE the "ORIGINAL" pawn stars wipped off the map. Love those canjun people, what a bunch of characters!

831 days ago
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