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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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46.

THE WATCHER!!!    

I heard that the transactions on Pawn Stars arent even real so who cares

962 days ago
47.

azmommy    

I'm sorry but Pawn Stars has been a snooze fest for a long time. Maybe the Cajun folks can actually keep us interested.

962 days ago
48.

T    

They already have Texas Pawn Stars. Didn't hear them complain about that one

962 days ago
49.

Ted    

Keep crying! Hardcore Pawn is better anyway!

962 days ago
50.

Tommy    

Rick - don't worry!!! The $220,000 they pay you guys for each episode is only going to go up. You greedy bastard... And you screw everyone who is stupid enough (or lazy enough) who comes into your store. WaHooooooooo

962 days ago
51.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

only idiots waTCH THAT FAKE CRAP..IDIOTS I TELL YOU

962 days ago
52.

Mayu    

Get over it. It happens ALL THE TIME. Pawn Stars, Cajun Pawn Stars... Storage Wars, Texas Storage Wars, American Pickers, Picker Sisters, Spin offs and rip offs happen all the time. Its the nature of the biz when something is popular. the worst thing they can do is throw a hissy fit and then try to change things up to be better than the new shows. thats what Trading spaces did when a bunch of rip offs started airing after their popularity... and then the show went down hill and was canceled. So just deal with it and move on.

962 days ago
53.

Jim    

I qui*****ching that pawn stars because of that fat ass, dumber than dirt Chummlee. His ignorance and the fact that he doesn't know it just made me sick, the other fat one is just as bad.

962 days ago
54.

mckaskle    

They need to get over it. Their not the only game in town

962 days ago
55.

Jim    

Only in america can you be as stupid as chummlee and make a living

962 days ago
56.

Mazor    

Do these fat greedy ******** think they're the only pawn shop in the US? The cajun guys actually give people half fair offers on their stuff instead of ripping them off with glee, I'm sure that's why the Vegas guys have their panties in a knot.

962 days ago
57.

Bob T    

If you ask me, it's all white trash TV now. History Channel has become the "junk" channel, Discovery Channel has become "redneck" channel, and even NatGeo is bowing to the southern strategy of mindless trash topics.

Remember when History Channel actually showed historical programs? (Remember when MTV used to play music videos?)

DUMP CABLE TV!!

962 days ago
58.

Leenv    

Pawn Stars 1.0 was getting too damn boring anyway now they are mad cause Pawn Stars 2.0 will do better than them hope Pawn Stars 1.0 is cancelled so they can improved their business and start treating customer with RESPECT and stop low balling stuff-Morons !

962 days ago
59.

dman    

Typical reality show behavior. Reality shows are always a gamble. No one really knows what will resonate with the audience so when they find a winner like Pawn Stars they whore it out. Notice after Pawn Stars there was American Pickers and Storage Wars. Both in the same vein as Pawn Stars although not as blatant a rip off.

962 days ago
60.

dman    

Oh and if you haven't seen the South Park Alien thanksgiving episode where they skewer the History Channel you should check it out. History Channel stopped being any kind of educational many years ago.

962 days ago
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