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Spike seals deal for show on Navy pirate hunters

NEW YORK -- Barely a day after the daring rescue of anAmerican sea captain, the Spike television network has a deal inplace for a show about U.S. Navy pirate hunters.

Producers had been talking to the Navy about it for months. Butthe deal was sealed last week while the standoff with pirates whohad taken Capt. Richard Phillips hostage was ongoing.

Spike television says it hopes to make a series showing theeveryday work of the Navy as it patrols the dangerous waters offthe African coast. No air date has been set.

44 Blue Productions is making the series for Spike. Thataction-oriented company has made "The True Story of Black HawkDown" and the MSNBC prison series "Lockup."

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