Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Somalia “Pirates” Get a TV Show

Reality TV knows no bounds. The day after Navy snipers took out three Somali pirates is the perfect time, it seems, for Spike TV to announce a new reality show — Pirate Hunters, USN. The US Navy will allow cameras on board two warships as they track down pirates off the coast of Africa.

The show’s producers are rooting for more violent confrontations:

“By all accounts it will get worse, pirates will get more deadly and certainly the Navy will try to counter that,” said Rasha Drachkovitch, president of 44 Blue Productions.

“We are thrilled to be front and center with the Navy on such an important mission,” says Sharon Levy, senior vice president, original series for Spike, announcing the pilot. “The access we have will really give our viewers the kind of heart-stopping action they have come to expect from Spike programming.”


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