Reality series Pirate Master, which was cancelled last month, showed the remaining episodes on weekly broadcasts on CBS.com's Innertube. Produced by Mark Burnett, the show had failed to attain high ratings, thus its demise. Azmyth Kaminski, the ninth member to get booted from the ship, believes that the cancellation was due to CBS' lack of confidence in the show.
"CBS did what they could, but I feel like they didn't believe in it from the start," Kaminski said in a conversation with TV Guide. "I can understand if it had been maybe four or five sessions in and [they decided] to cancel it, but we were more than halfway through the season."
He added that the sudden cut destroyed amazing opportunities for himself and the rest of the Pirate Master cast members.
"What better opportunity than having a movie-style documentary filmed of one of the biggest adventures of your life, and to actually get paid for it?," Azmyth Kaminski said.
In the series, Kaminski was one of the stronger competitors, as he held the position of Captain twice, and was only cast away after his "Triad" alliance was disbanded. He was given the option of bidding on the royal pardon, however, he opted not to as he did not want to force the others to keep him in the game.
"I would never bid on the royal pardon. I hated the royal pardon," Azmyth Kaminski said. "What I said when I left was, 'There's no way I was going to shove money down your throats so that I can be safe.' If you want me gone, I'll be gone."
He adds that he has no regrets joining the Pirate Master despite not winning the $500,000 and the show's cancellation.
"I played my hardest. I did things that I didn't think I would normally do. I was way braver than I thought I would be," he said to TV Guide. "If anyone ever gets a chance to go on a reality show, you'll either gain ego or you'll take a really good beating. Either way, you'll win. It was a fantastic experience and I loved everything that's come from it."