Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Premiere: Pawning History

A new reality series featuring three generations of the Harrison family who run a Vegas pawn shop.

It’s one of the oldest forms of banking, and until the 1950’s, it was the leading form of consumer credit in the U.S. Now, the fascinating world and history of the pawn shop is revealed in the new character-driven series, Pawning History, formerly called Pawn Stars. The 13 episode long series centers on the only family-owned pawn shop in Las Vegas, where three generations of men — grandfather, father and son — entertainingly clash while running the business together, using their sharp-eyed skills to carefully assess the value of items their colorful customers bring in, objects ranging from the obscure to the truly historic. Premieres Sunday, July 26 at 10 pm/ 2 am & 10:30 pm /2:30 am ET/PT on History.