Jonathan and Andy Hillstrand, who are currently being sued by Discovery for $3 million for not finishing their voice-over work for their spin-off "Hillstranded", and Capt Sig Hansen have all left the show because of said lawsuit.
In case you don't want to click the link, here is their joint statement:
"We have been through a lot over the past year and unfortunately given the current situation with Discovery we are unable to continue participating in 'Deadliest Catch,'" the three crab fishermen said in a joint written statement. "It has been a fantastic ride, and we wish the best to all of the amazing and supportive 'Catch' fans we have met over the years."
Sig was also a technical advisor to the show.
With the death of Capt. Phil Harris, unless more boats are featured, we are left with:
Cornelia Marie: ??? Because of repairs needed, it might not go out this season. Kodiak: Wild Bill Wizard: Colburn brothers
That doesn't look like great TV. The Sea Star was featured for a few seasons, but I can't remember that boat.
It's like they cast the Weavers to confirm every stereotype those of us up North have of Southern Christian homeschoolers -- meanspirited, hypocritical, unable to do the simplest thing (like looking at a map)