Pawn Stars Premiere

Tuesdays at 9 pm ET/PT beginning January 5

Long before banks, ATMs and cheque-cashing services, there were pawn shops. This new living history series explores the colourful world of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop; a family business on the gritty streets of Las Vegas. Run by three generations of the Harrison family –grandfather Richard, son Rick and grandson Corey –Pawn Stars is a compelling and hilarious look at the pawn industry and the clashing and camaraderie that takes place along the way. The three men use their sharp eyes and skills to assess the value of items from ordinary to truly outstanding, including a 16th-century samurai sword, a Super Bowl ring, a Picasso painting and a 17th-century stay of execution.

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