via press release:
A&E’S HIT REAL-LIFE SERIES “STORAGE WARS”
RETURNS WITH ALL NEW EPISODES ON A NEW NIGHT
BEGINNING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 10PM AND 10:30PM ET/PT
FOLLOWED BY THE PREMIERE OF THE NEW ORIGINAL SERIES
“STORAGE WARS: TEXAS” TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 AT 10:30PM ET/PT
New York, NY November 11, 2011 – A&E’s most-watched series “Storage Wars” is moving to a new night when it returns with back-to-back all-new episodes on Tuesday, November 15 at 10PM ET/PT. Sixteen half-hour episodes of the new original series “Storage Wars: Texas” will follow beginning Tuesday, December 6 at 10:30PM ET/PT.
“Storage Wars” ranks as A&E’s highest-rated series of all time, averaging 4.7 million total viewers, 2.7 million A25-54 and 2.6 million A18-49 during its current season. On September 7, 2011, the series had its most-watched episode ever, hitting 5.3 million total viewers, and becoming A&E’s most-watched series telecast of all time.
In these all new episodes of “Storage Wars,” the quest for gold heats up in California as our fearless buyers drop some serious cash. Jarrod and Brandi finally expand, but the grand re-opening of their store could drown them in a sea of red. Darrell Sheets works his way out of a yearlong hole, and finally gambles on some overhead. Dave Hester defends his Mogul status by literally building a fleet. And Barry Weiss goes for a drive with his mom, but will they ever come back? It’s a new day, with cars and quads, trunks and safes that literally yield…a pirate’s treasure.
In “Storage Wars: Texas,” A&E’s top-rated non-fiction franchise heads to the Lone Star state to follow teams of bidders on their quest for auction gold. New Texas-based characters include, self-employed Lesa Lewis who is searching for items to sell at her brand-new thrift store. Her pockets may not be deep, but she is a doggedly determined bidder when she sees a unit she wants. No job is too big for her right-hand man Jerry Simpson, who is always there to lend a hand and share a few laughs. Seasoned bidder Ricky Smith has been in the business since the age of 14, and says he is here to stay. He has spent the past 20 years teaching his nephew Bubba, who attends the auctions with him, the tricks of the trade. New York native Victor Rjesnjansky relocated to Texas, where he bids on storage auctions to fill the shelves of his store. The “fabulous” Moe Prigoff has been collecting modern furniture and antiques for over 30 years and is always on the lookout for new items to sell in his exclusive antique gallery. Rallying the crowd of high bidders is fast-talking auctioneer Walt Cade, who will do whatever it takes to move the units – and land one storage hunter a shot at hidden treasure.
“Storage Wars: Texas” is produced by Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company for A&E Network. Executive producers are Thom Beers and Philip D. Segal. Jeff Conroy is co-executive producer and Steve Robillard is series producer.A&E executive producers are David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Fred Grinstein.
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