via press release:
A&E’S HIT REAL-LIFE SERIES “STORAGE WARS”
RETURNS FOR A SECOND SEASON
TWENTY NEW HALF-HOUR EPISODES BEGIN
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 AT 10PM ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY, JUNE 20, 2011 – The stakes are higher; the rivalries more intense; the drama more explosive. Get set for a wild ride as everyone’s favorite treasure hunters return for an action packed second season. All-new episodes of A&E’s most watched nonfiction series “Storage Wars” will begin airing Wednesday, July 20 at 10pm ET/PT with back-to-back premieres.
“Storage Wars,” which follows teams of bidders looking to score it big in the high stakes world of storage auctions, ranks as A&E’s number one series of all time among adults 25-54. During its first season, the series averaged 2.8 million viewers per episode and peaked at 3.8 million.
In season two the hunt continues as the fortune foursome blaze through Southern California storage facilities — but with new enemies and higher stakes, finding auction treasure has never been more difficult. Dave Hester opens an auction house, forcing a sizable investment that could destroy his “Mogul” status. Troubles at home sideline Darrell Sheets’ business, causing the “Gambler” to take desperate measures. And the rivalry between them both has never been more heated. Meanwhile, Jarrod and Brandi open an annex to their shop, laying down the gauntlet to their bankrolled competition. And after selling rap impresario Suge Knight’s clothes, Barry Weiss is just trying to stay out of trouble. Hollywood memorabilia and vintage guitars are just a small measure of the plunder to be found and in this world where cash is king and winner takes all, it’s anyone’s guess who will come out on top.
“Storage Wars” is produced by Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company (“Ice Road Truckers” and “Deadliest Catch”) for A&E Network. Executive producers are Thom Beers and Philip D. Segal. Jeff Conroy is co-executive producer and Dolph Scott is series producer. A&E executive producers are David McKillop and Elaine Frontain Bryant.
About A&E Network
A&E is “Real Life. Drama.” Now reaching 100 million homes, A&E is television that you can’t turn away from; where unscripted shows are dramatic and scripted dramas are authentic. A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment ranging from the network’s original scripted series, including “The Glades,” to signature non-fiction franchises, including the Emmy-winning “Intervention,” “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” “Hoarders,” “Billy the Exterminator” and “Storage Wars,” and the most successful justice shows on cable, including “The First 48” and “Manhunters.” The A&E website is located at www.aetv.com.