Hardcore Pawn Stars on Popularity of Pawn Shop Shows

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By Kevin Eck

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Remember when pawn shops were dark, dirty and cramped storefronts where fictional detectives would go to sweat a confession from an equally fictional shop owner? Now that pawn shops are featured on reality TV, the former dens of iniquity are now revealing a softer side complete with a family focus.

Recently Les Gold and daughter Ashley, stars of truTV’s Hardcore Pawn sat down with MediabistroTV to give us some insight into why viewers like to watch shows about what they do. One hint? Anyone looking for a slightly used prosthetic leg?



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