A Captain Goes Crazy

Deadliest Catch goes Jersey Shore with on-air brawl: Is Discovery's hit jumping the shark?

Deadliest Catch goes Jersey Shore with on-air brawl: Is Discovery's hit jumping the shark?

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Keith Colburn of "Deadliest Catch"

The Deadliest Catch, the Discovery Channel's popular show about Alaskan crabbers, is veering into MTV-esque territory.

Local Alaskan KOMO News reports that the captain of one of the featured fishing vessels, the Wizard's Keith Colburn, was caught on tape attacking a member of the camera crew after he was interrupted in the wheelhouse during a particularly inopportune moment.

Although the captain and the cameraman have reportedly reconciled, the footage of the incident — which was first posted by TMZ and shows the captain cursing at cameraman Brad Carper before shoving him repeatedly — will be aired during Tuesday night's episode.

We're fans of the show and hope this kind of debauchery — more worthy of the Jersey Shore than the Bering Sea — is a one-off incident.

New episodes of The Deadliest Catch air on the Discovery Channel Tuesdays at 8 p.m.