Pawn Stars

An upcoming episode of Pawn Stars will have added interest in Canada given one of the items is Wayne Gretzky’s final NHL contract as a player.

Corey and Chumlee read the fine print when an original signed copy of Wayne Gretzky’s New York Rangers contract skates into the shop. The episode airs Tuesday, June 4 at 9PM ET/PT.

This historic contract is a memento from Gretzky’s 20-year NHL career, which included four Stanley Cups with the Oilers and an astounding 61 NHL records. There are only five copies in existence, but with Corey claiming, ‘I can’t tell you one hockey player in the world right now,” will the guys think it’s worth the cash?

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Shaw Media experienced incredible ratings wins across some of its most popular specialty channels, with a jam-packed night of new and returning series.

On Tuesday evening, eight of the top 10 non-sports programs in the key adults 25-54 demographic were Shaw Media series.

History Television’s unstoppable line-up of big and bold real-life entertainment is off to a strong start this fall, as the channel won Tuesday night across all key demos (excluding sports).

The season premieres of fan favourites Pawn Stars and American Pickers garnered 582,000 and 497,000 (2+) and 295,000 and 263,000 respectively in the adults 25-54 demo.

Viewers were immediately hooked on the all-new, investigative series Brad Meltzer’s Decoded, with 357,000 (2+) and 195,000 (A25-54) tuning into the series premiere.

Hot on the heels of History Television’s blockbuster start to the fall season is HGTV Canada. The channel came out swinging strong with the premiere of the brand-new original series Consumed – an extreme home experiment that challenges Canada’s most overwhelmed pack-rat families to survive for 30 days with only the bare essentials. Consumed raked in an impressive 170,000 (2+) and 102,000 (A25-54) audience.

Brad Meltzer’s Decoded, Season 1 airs Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT, followed by Pawn Stars, Season 5 at 9pm ET/PT, and American Pickers, Season 3 at 10pm ET/PT on History Television. Consumed airs Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT on HGTV Canada.


The Pawn Stars return for a thrilling third season, featuring bigger deals, better items and brutal negotiations…

In a brand new third season, the Pawn Stars return to HISTORY™ to use their sharp-eyed skills to carefully assess the value of objects ranging from the totally obscure to the truly historic.

The Gold & Silver Pawn shop is a family affair and with three generations of men from the Harrison family welcoming customers and fans of the show alike into the Las Vegas store. The Harrisons live and breathe the pawning business and season three promises to feature the rarest, the weirdest and the best of the items they’ll ever see. And, if the first two seasons are anything to go by we’ll see some tough bargaining as well as family dramas and feuds with each Harrison having his own idea about what sells!

The Pawn Stars attract customers from all over the world and they travel across America just to get a taste of the family in action. The Harrisons are presented daily with mysterious pieces of history, ranging from Winchester rifles and rare movie memorabilia to secret sundials and pinball machines.

Will there be a big bang of a deal, or will the negotiations be too much to handle? As always, tensions run high between the family and we can’t wait to see whether Grandfather ‘Old Man’ Richard and son Rick finally let Grandson, Corey take the lead or will he miss out on those vital deals?

Join the Pawn Stars only on HISTORY™ this November as they make and break each crucial sale that comes their way.

Mondays at 9pm on History.

In the dusty outskirts of Las Vegas, Nevada you’ll find the Harrison family – three generations of one family whose business is pure pawn.

The world-famous Pawn Stars are returning to HISTORY™ for a 2nd series and as masters of their trade, this family of pawnbrokers must establish the authenticity and value of each and every unique item. Each day the Pawn Stars meet their customers and are presented with an array of ‘treasure’ – from pirate chests, Charles Lindbergh’s propellers to rusty knives and ancient rifles – they see it all… but they never quite know what will be coming next…

Series 2 rejoins the family business and it is booming. The Pawn Stars teach viewers valuable lessons about haggling and the history behind one-of-a-kind, vintage items. Not everything always goes to plan, of course and tensions run high in the family. Grandfather Richard, son Rick and grandson Corey all fight for first right to an item but conflicts arise between Rick and ‘Old Man’ as they question Corey’s judgement on vital items. Who will strike it lucky in Pawn?

There’s always an opportunity to learn something new for this family and we join their trials and tribulations as they open up for business. Watch as the Harrison family learns to separate fact from fiction in order to get the best deal possible. When one of the most expensive American race cars, a 1965 classic Shelby Cobra arrives at the shop, will the team figure out if it’s in fact a fake or will the experts come to their rescue?

Negotiation plays a huge part for the team. It’s their bread and butter and their reputation on the line so, can they make a truly explosive deal or will the customer strike it lucky leaving them out of pocket?

You’ll have to tune in to Pawn Stars every Monday on HISTORY at 9PM if you too want to watch the Pawn Stars in action.


Only on HISTORY™

TX: Every Monday from 20th September at 9PM


Tuesdays at 9 pm ET/PT beginning March 30

Pawn Stars – the viewer-favourite series and ratings powerhouse – is back for its second season on History Television. Pawn Stars 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.

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.