Show Credited With Creating a New Pop Culture Genre Launches Nationally in Syndication

Jan 20, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A+E Networks and Trifecta this week announced the national syndication launch of the global hit reality franchise “Pawn Stars.” The companies announced the launch Tuesday at NATPE, with cast members Rick Harrison and Chumlee on hand for the event.

“‘Pawn Stars’ changed the face of History by ushering in a new pop culture genre, artifactual, which looks at history through a contemporary lens one object at a time,” the companies said in an announcement. “In the U.S., ‘Pawn Stars’ is a top 10 non-fiction series on ad-supported cable since 2010, and was the #1 non-fiction program among total viewers on ad-supported cable in 2011 and 2012. The series continues to be among the most watched unscripted series on History.”

The franchise has been sold in more than 200 territories worldwide and has been formatted in the U.K., Australia and South Africa.

Said Sean Cohan, President, International and Digital, A+E Networks: “’Pawn Stars’ is a brand that’s gone from strength to strength, achieving unprecedented ratings success worldwide for A+E Networks. We’re thrilled to be working with Trifecta to bring ‘Pawn Stars’’ authentic characters and relatable stories to a new audience within the U.S.”

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  1. It’s bad enough you reprint the press release in the body of your story, but to make it the headline? Wow, you guys are easy…

  2. ” …The series continues to be among the most watched unscripted series on History.” Unscripted?? It is the most scripted “unscripted” show on TV! The exchanges and interviews are great but the – let’s call it guided if scripted means the non-actors had to learn lines, SUCKS! And the tough guy want-to-be son is still a lump no matter how many tattoos he sports. I guess the mystique that pawn brokers need to be tough is pervasive but this roly-poly crew just doesn’t cut it. And all that said – I still love the show! Can’t explain it.

  3. Love that show!

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