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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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91.

HoboJoe    

Has anyone noticed that Cory resembles Chet (Bill Paxton) from the 1985 movie "Wierd Science" after Kelly LeBrock changes him into something near the end of the movie? Google Wierd Science and watch the scene, the resemblence is uncanny.

950 days ago
92.

ben macken    

boo hoo

950 days ago
93.

dropped    

you guys are missing the point. its not the type of show its the NAME. they are upset over brand association, not "another show like theirs"

949 days ago
94.

someguy    

TMZ is making something out of nothing. The cast of Pawn Stars aren't "furious". They just felt they could have been told by History that there was going to be a spin off. Like they are at home and all of a sudden they get texts from friends and family that there's a spinoff without their knowledge.

949 days ago
95.

derek    

I like both shows. The issue I have is with the name. The ONLY Cajuns in Alexandria MOVED THERE from south Louisiana!! Everyone here knows that Bunkie La is pretty much the northern extent of Acadiana. Calling Alexandria a "Cajun" city is like calling someone from Albany a New York City resident just because they live in the same state.

The network was duped, trust me the guy on there is from NORTH Louisiana. He may be a good man but I'll bet he is NO Cajun! Troy Landry, now HE is a Cajun. This pawn guy is not.

948 days ago
96.

ME !    

CAJUN PAWN STARS IS MUCH BETTER THAN THAT GRUMPY OLD MAN AND RICK, WHO CAN ONLY SPEAK IF HE USES HIS HANDS.ONLY WATCH TO SEE CHUMLEE. CHUMLEE, MOVE TO CAJUN PAWNSTARS,WBERE YOU'LL BE APPRECIATED !

947 days ago
97.

Keith May    

With the exception of Rick on the original Pawn Stars, the Cajun Pawn star cast seem to be more intelligent and knowledgeable than Cory, Chumlee, and the old man. Not to mention, Cory and the old man gets on my nerves.

947 days ago
98.

cjcfleur    

You folks need to read the article again before you tell Corey, Chumlee, or the Old Man to get over it. This type of writing is called "I heard it from the hairdresser who was talking to the lunch guy and he says when Cory was getting the muffler on his harley fixed he overheard him talking about some new show." Sources say or even better, close sources say that the Pawn Star Trio feel!!!!!! This article was NOT about what the Pawn Stars had to say about anything. It is typical junk reporting. Now if Rick, Big Hoss, Chumlee, and the Old Man have anything to say about this new show, it will be worked out with their lawyers and not discussed here at HuffinPuff.

944 days ago
99.

MJClemm    

Hey Rick, there's no need to get upset, this STUPID show will only last for as many as they ALLREADY shot, maybe not that long. The show SUCKS AZZ big time... They don't even have real customers. The only customers they gett are friends, family, some dumb azz dude, the local yockals, and other employees !really, other employees are customers you put on tv, for real? Bad bad show.. It's EXTREAMLY STUPID when you see these TWIN ****S standing side by side... L,ao when I seen that the first time..they can't afford to buy anything, that's why they are making such low offers, so no one will except them. Iz they don't have the cash to actually buy something worth $100 grand. And the cheesy bullshi7 about his daugher out shooting another employee, all FAKE, I WATCHED IT FRAME BY FRAME, she missed the duck HIGH N to the right, then the camera gets to a diff angle, the DUCK gets blown up from the BACK, not the front where the bullet came from.. ALL FAKE BS.. SUCKS

943 days ago
100.

kab1one    

who cares, the new show sucks, and like any business you need to deal with competition.

943 days ago
101.

Steven    

"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"

Like American Restoration?

940 days ago
102.

CagedRaptor    

GET the FCK off the air you Pawn star wannabes. We hate you^! You suck and I will NEVER watch your stupid show. You suck and you just trying you steal ricks lime light. We hate you!!!!!!!!

939 days ago
103.

CagedRaptor    

GET the FCK off the air you Pawn star wannabes. We hate you^! You suck and I will NEVER watch your stupid show. You suck and you just trying you steal ricks lime light. We hate you^!^!^!^!^!^!^!^!

939 days ago
104.

CagedRaptor    

This show is a fcking JOKE! Stop wasting out ****ING time with this show. It sucks, your a bunch of southern idiot wannabes. You will never be Rick and Chumlee, get off the air.

939 days ago
105.

CagedRaptor    

GET the FCK off the air you Pawn star wannabes. We hate you^! You suck and I will NEVER watch your stupid show. You suck and you just trying you steal ricks lime light. We hate you!!!!!!!!

939 days ago
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