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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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121.

sassie1    

There's absolutely nothing "Cajun" about cajun pawn in Alexandria, LA. Alexandria is not even remotely close to the Cajun country of LA. I live in Monroe, LA & we have a Cajun Pawn Shop here; again NOT Cajun country.

841 days ago
122.

Robert    

Both of these shows are a load of crap. The people who come in don't own them - the production company actually finds the items on their own, researchs them, then finds local people willing to walk into the store with them (with out paying them) and then also finds a corresponding "expert" who the store owners have never even met in the past. When the experts push to be paid for their appearance, the production company drops them. the whole thing is scripted and absurd. in cajun pawn- half the items that "walked into the store" were things that have sat in Jimmy's store for years!

836 days ago
123.

phanatomic    

Well, people love to watch impromptu and unscripted acts of unsuspecting people. I myself too, always watch online on my dontpaytv.org./Videos.html; it's just entertaining. Plus, free actors for the filming company, so they probably don't care about their dignity... Harsh reality.

818 days ago
124.

Mike     

If they are as intellegent as they want everyone to think , maybe they could make there own dissionsrather than constantly call in the experts who are also lowballing alot of the quotes they give. If your going to do reality shows, then show reality where people actually make mistakes and and don't always make a large profit on items.

795 days ago
125.

the truth    

Cajun Pawn Stars Sucks! The Vegas show is wayyy better. Who wants to watch a bunch of backwoods idiots buy crap while speaking jibberish? They need to just stick to havin sex with their sisters.

795 days ago
126.

Ellie    

I DISLIKE THE CAJUN SHOW COMPLETELY. I WATCHED IT A FEW TIMES AND I ALMOST BARFED! Besides, I LOVE Rick's laugh.(Pawn Stars)

648 days ago
127.

TPF    

The Cajun show is pathetic and is so boring to even
stick with it for a few minutes. I tried to watch it but turned it off. I don't live to far from that pawn shop and really visited it before the show started, and it's not that great of a stop.

620 days ago
128.

vanessa kurtz    

Its ashamed what money and fame do to people. People like me watch this show because they seem so down to earth. Finding out they make millions and begrudge others the same windfall is so greedy. I use to admire the way they are just regular guys but come to find out, they aren't ruins the show for me.They can lose everything in an iinstant,and worry about how they are going to pay bills and eat like I do.I used to buy $800 bags but health problems keep me from working and now I'm so poor I forget the joy of money being no object. I'm happy if my son and I have a real meal and pay rent for the month. Perspective? Funny thing is I gave to so many in need but I can't even get the state's help. Be Grateful pricks!!

400 days ago
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