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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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76.

kimoxxx    

cajun sux..i watched it but i don't like it....

982 days ago
77.

WellSinceYouDidntAsk    

The History Channel used to actually show educational subject matter concerning, well...HISTORY. Now a lot of the time it features programming that appeals to white trash rednecks. 4th estate only wants to entertain dumb people. Go figure.

982 days ago
78.

baby    

IT DONT MATTER HOW MANY SPIN OFFS THEY MAKE, NO ONE CAN TAKE YOUR PLACE RICK! YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME! BIG HOSS YOU LOOKING AWESOME! AND CHUMLEE COMB YOUR HAIR FOR GOD'S SAKE! MUCH LOVE TO THE OLD MAN AS WELL!!!!

982 days ago
79.

BOOMY    

The guy on the spin off isnt afraid to spend some CASH!!!!! Get over yourselves

981 days ago
80.

mrl    

Pawn Stars will always be the best. Posers never catch up.

981 days ago
81.

bunny    

Did JLo come up with this spin off like she did to Operation Repo?

981 days ago
82.

Xiz    

I am originally from this small town. Well, it actually has a population of 60 thousand people. I found "Cajun" pawn stars to be a joke. First off, non of these people are Cajun. Also this shop has a terrible reputation around town. The novelty of pawning farm animals wore off in about 3 minutes. I don't think the guys in Vegas have to worry about this show being around long.

981 days ago
83.

mary    

Not too smart to to get assurances in writing, that's the function of a contact, someone should have had ownership of the name, etc. Too late now.

981 days ago
84.

Onalee    

Come on, When has the Vegas dudes EvEr taken in critters??
The 2nd show in Cajun country, they took in 40 of a fellas Donkeys. We will learn from both shows. there is plenty..an abundance,oodles,& heaps of riches and oddities for pawn or sale in every state of our U.S.of A. We watch both of them, so Rick- Old Man & the rest of the Vegas crew... get over your-self!!!!

981 days ago
85.

M.C. Grammar    

Punctuation and spelling mistakes substantially reduce the impact of your statement.

981 days ago
86.

D    

Let me get this straight. Their noses are all out of joint because there is another show about a pawn shop? Boo Hoo! Will it make people stop watching their show? NOOOO unless they keep whining, they may turn off viewers over being selfish! Grandpa needs to tell them the old adage of how many stars their are in the sky....neither taking away from any others brightness. This new show is not on at the same time as theirs is so I myself do not see the problem?

980 days ago
87.

Howard Mason    

Cajun Pawn Stars SUCKS. Almost appears fake. I will no*****ch it again!

980 days ago
88.

jo    

You have a right to be upset. All of Acadiana has a right to be upset. These people are NOT CAJUNS and their show is in Alexandria, LA. Hello, Alexandria is NOT IN ACADIANa, IT IS NOT CAJUN. FAKES, wanna be Cajuns but are not.

980 days ago
89.

Vee Clark    

Now maybe they won't treat their fans so badly.

980 days ago
90.

Bill    

I watched Cajun Pawn Stars for the first time tonight. I liked it. Personalities are different, and it's a different dynamic. Just more variety. Those who don't like variety have something awry.

980 days ago
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