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Deadliest Catch admits using pick-up shots and combining footage, has Discovery’s best debut ever

The Discovery Channel has acknowledged that the first episode of Deadliest Catch‘s fourth season, which was the highest-rated debut in the network’s history (3.5 million viewers watched), used footage from two different events and pretended they were from the same event, but denies that anything was re-eneacted despite a production outline that says otherwise. The …

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Deadliest Catch marathon, behind-the-scenes special airs on Discovery Channel today

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