Confirmed: Storage Wars Canada gets the greenlight

storage-wars-logoA Canadian version of Storage Wars has officially been greenlit by OLN.

The Rogers-owned channel are working with Proper Television and FremantleMedia in creating a 36-episode season of the popular reality series.

Commissioned by OLN’s original content team and produced by Proper Television, Storage Wars Canada is a modern-day treasure hunt, as four professional buyers use their knowledge, expertise, and wit to bid on the contents of abandoned, repossessed, and forgotten storage containers.

With only a matter of minutes to scan the contents of the locker using only the beam of a flashlight, the high stakes fun begins when the buyers have to out-bid each other for the locker, which could be full of trash…or treasure.
Storage Wars Canada is the latest original series commissioned by Rogers Media, following the successful launch of Seedearlier this year, and including the upcoming premieres of previously announced series Package Deal, The Project, andMother Up!. Storage Wars Canada is part of the Storage Wars franchise from FremantleMedia’s Original Productions.Storage Wars currently airs weeknights at 8 p.m. ET on OLN (check local listings).

“The hit Storage Wars franchise is perfectly in tune with the outrageous characters and real-life stories that OLN’s viewers look forward to every night,” said Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media, and Executive Producer of Storage Wars Canada. “Canada is filled with dynamic treasure hunters and passionate collectors that will bring this homegrown series to life, and we are excited to give Canadians this opportunity.”

Storage Wars Canada is currently casting in Ontario for treasure hunters, auctioneers and appraisers for the original Canadian series. Interested applicants can send a resume, photo, and brief description of themselves to:storagetv@propertelevision.com.

“Storage Wars Canada will allow Canadians to take part in one of television’s most successful franchises and we are very happy to be working with OLN on this amazing project,” said Guy O’Sullivan, President, Proper Television.

“With OLN and Proper Television on-board to produce Storage Wars Canada, we are confident that the new series will combine all of the entertainment and vibrant characters to appeal to the Canadian audiences,” said Lisa Honig, SVP, Program Distribution, North America, FremantleMedia International.

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