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Staging A Storm Scene! 'Deadliest Catch' Caught In Blatant Fakery Scheme!

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Source: Discovery

Apr. 19 2016, Updated 7:21 p.m. ET

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Of course the Kardashians have shamelessly staged scenes for their "reality" show — but are the much less Hollywood stars of Deadliest Catch just as guilty?

The Hollywood Reporter accused the gritty Discovery channel hit, featuring seasoned fishermen including Sig Hansen and Josh Harris, of faking a terrible storm in the 4th season premiere.

On the 2008 episode, "mammoth waves smashed an Alaskan crab fishing boat called the Wizard, sending large swells crashing over its deck," writer James Hibberd wrote. "Inside, alarmed crew members discover that their stateroom is flooding with incoming seawater."

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It seemed the boat would sink and the men could lose their lives.

However, according to the report, the boat flooded that September— and the terrifying storm hit the following month!

"A producer may have filmed extra footage to help stitch the two events together," the article continued.

Adding even more fuel to the fire, the site even discovered an alleged "outline" from the episode.

"WIZARD ROGUE WAVE: Combine Wizard leak story on 9/26 with the Wizard being hit by a big wave on 10/1 and 10/2. The fiction we are constructing is that the big wave hit the Wizard on their steam up to Dutch -- caused a leak in Lenny's stateroom. In reality these were two separate events. In addition to the original source material, (a producer's name omitted by THR) shot re-enactment footage."

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A Discovery spokesman told THR the outline was from a "rough draft that was rejected," and that "nothing was made up."

Of course, plenty of all-too-real, horrible events have affected the Deadliest Catch family. As previously reported, at least four members of the cast and crew have died during the show's 11-year run, while others have suffered from debilitating addiction problems.



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