Why Pawn Shop Shows Are on the Rise

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By Jordan Chariton 

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TV shows run the gamut in terms of genres, and one is increasing in popularity–pawn shop shows. One of those is truTV’s “Hardcore Pawn,” which depicts the wheeling and dealing that goes on in a Detroit pawn shop.

As part of MediabistroTV’s “Pawn of July” series (yes, we made that up), Les Gold and daughter Ashley, who star in the show, explain why pawn shop shows are gaining popularity. One reason: the unique set of people who walk into the store.



Last week: Hardcore Pawn stars talk about the weirdest things they’ve bought or sold.