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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 05:22 PM
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New show will follow Navys pirate hunters
Source: MSNBC/AP

NEW YORK - Barely a day after the daring rescue of an American sea captain, a US cable TV channel announced a deal Monday to produce a show about U.S. Navy pirate hunters.

Two crews for 44 Blue Productions hope to be on board Navy vessels patrolling in the pirate-infested waters off the coast of Africa within two weeks. The company is aiming to have a series ready to put on the air by September, said Rasha Drachkovitch, 44 Blue's president and founder.

He'd been talking to the Navy about the idea for three months, but it was finished late last week while the standoff with pirates who had taken Capt. Richard Phillips hostage was going on.

"We had no idea if last week's events would actually kill the deal or seal the deal," said Sharon Levy, the Spike TV channel's senior vice president for original series.

Drachkovitch said he thought the Navy would put the project on hold, yet instead the Phillips incident seemed to accelerate things. Commander Robert K. Anderson, Navy spokesman on the deal, said the agreement had essentially been made before the U.S. ship was attacked.


Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30191814 /
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 05:27 PM
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1. Someone needs to draw the line here.
This is a horrible idea, piracy is not a freaking game.
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 05:46 PM
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hell I recall the 'cops' show..and they recorded a FUCKING DEAD MAN MINUTES AFTER HE WAS KILLED
the first dead person I had ever seen after my father who they gussied up for me before I saw him..it was TRULY APPALLING...I WAS SICK TO MY STOMACH!
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 05:44 PM
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2. Probably the formere great History Channel's next "reality" program.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 05:47 PM
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4. Spike TV is the network n/t
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 05:46 PM
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3. To me, that's disgusting
However, it doesn't surprise me in the least. :(
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Oregone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 05:52 PM
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5. Slow-mo 100 yard head shots?
What could be more patriotic?
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 05:56 PM
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6. Hey ...maybe Mirco Shaft will make it into an Xbox game too
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 10:07 PM
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12. grand-theft freighter...
can't wait. :woohoo:
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Alamuti Lotus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 08:46 PM
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7. so nice that (Un-)Reality TV has found a way to cash in on the bullshit manufactured hype..
Edited on Mon Apr-13-09 08:53 PM by Alamuti Lotus
ugh.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 08:54 PM
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8. Oh My...What a Coincidence.... Can this really be???? So Quickly?
:shrug:
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 09:24 PM
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9. I guess that was bound to happen!
:rofl:
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 09:37 PM
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10. Deadliest Catch: SpikeTV EXTREEEME EDITION!
WE GOT SEALS, YO!
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 09:50 PM
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11. Working Title - America Blows a Seal
/yes, I'm driving the bus to hell.
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