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Storage Wars

Storage Wars

  • Premiered: 
    December 1, 2010
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  • Network: A&E
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Workplace
  • Tags: auction, collectibles

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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Professional buyers and their teams scour repossessed storage units in search of hidden treasure. These guys are part gamblers, part detectives, and all auction professionals. They've found everything from coffins to the world's most valuable comic book collection, sometimes paying as little as ten dollars for items valued in the millions. In each 30-minute episode, a group of bidders gets a quick peek inside the units, aided only by the beam of a flashlight. They must quickly assess if the unit is worth a bid and how high they'll actually go at auction. Will their purchase be mostly trash or a true treasure? Season 4 debuted on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT, with back-to-back new episodes featuring auctions in Stanton, CA and Huntington Beach, CA, but the new season started without Dave Hester, who did not return after failing to negotiate a contract. Three months later, STORAGE WARS celebrated its 100th episode on Tuesday, June 18 at 9:30pm ET/PT. Season 5 of STORAGE WARS premiered on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT, as A&E aired back-to-back new episodes. After Barry Weiss retired from the storage-unit business, STORAGE WARS welcomed back Ivy Calvin and Rene Nezhodah and his wife Casey as more frequent buyers in the fifth season. In the Season 5 opener, Darrell hoped to repeat past successes at lockers in Montebello, CA, while Brandi learned that Jarrod was facing an important problem. On Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT, STORAGE WARS returned for its Season 5 Summer premiere, as A&E showed back-to-back new episodes. After a month-long break, STORAGE WARS returned with additional new episodes for the summer on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT as A&E welcomed back Dave Hester in back-to-back episodes. In the night's first episode, "The Man in Black is Back... In Black," everyone is shocked to see Dave return to the auctions with a vengeance, but even the Mogul can't stop the buyers from scoring great units in Huntington Beach. Meanwhile, Darrell tries to get Brandon in shape, an injury forces Ivy to change up his game, and Jarrod and Brandi score a unit that leads to a wild ride. Then, in the night's second episode, "The Return of the Mogul's Return!," Dave just won't stay away despite his fight with Laura, and he ends up hacking the competition at an auction in Montclair. Meanwhie, Ivy rakes in the dollar bills, Darrell keeps things old school, and Brandi worries Jarrod's hangover will get in the way of buying. On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT, A&E premiered the sixth season of STORAGE WARS, showing back-to-back new episodes. In the season opener, "Auction Boogaloo," the buyers welcome Rene and Casey back to the auctions with a healthy dose of badgering and competition. Dave heats things up and finds a piece of board game history. Jarrod and Brandi continue to struggle to get a locker and Darrell and Brandon show their moves outside of the auctions. Then, in the night's second episode, "My Little Brony," the buyers head south to Oceanside, CA. It's Rene's backyard and he intends to make the competition pay for coming to his territory. Darrell and Brandon fight for a unit that has a piece of cinematic history while Jarrod and Brandi discover that friendship can be magic -- and profitable. On Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 9:30pm ET/PT, A&E premiered the eighth season of STORAGE WARS. In the Season 8 opener, "They'll Always Have Perris," the valley of Perris, CA hosts an early morning auction that has the buyers waking up early and watching their bids. Jarrod and Brandi start the day in high spirits, but things get tense as Dave shows up with more bluster than usual. Mary tries not to let the other buyers get her down and Ivy remains sharp and ready for a great score. After a six-week break, STORAGE WARS returned with new episodes on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 9-10pm ET/PT, as A&E premiered back-to-back episodes immediately following a five-hour marathon (4-9pm) of encore episodes. In the mid-season premiere (9pm), "Palm Springs Throwdown," the buyers head to Palm Springs where more than the prices get hot under the desert sun. Ivy brings his game with his sights set on a high roller locker, while Rene tries to play it cool despite the high temperatures. Mary holds her own against the competition and the desert heat gets the better of Dan and Dave as tempers flare. Then at 9:30pm, "Young Gun, Old Tricks," an auction in Santa Ana has the buyers hoping for a high-class score among high-end vaults. Jarrod and Ivy battle between buying sprees leaving the other buyers reeling from the action. Mary finds help of a metaphysical nature and Rene waits until the last moment to strike, but will it be too late for a score? Season 9 of STORAGE WARS premiered on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 10-11pm ET/PT, as A&E premiered back-to-back new episodes. In the season opener (10pm), "Mexican Grand Off," the buyers head for San Diego in hopes of finding some south of the border treasure. Rene and Casey step up to defend their home turf against Darrell and Brandon. Mary hopes to score with a high end household unit and Ivy enlists help and brings two extra Calvins to the auctions. Then, in the night's second new episode (10:30pm), "From Dust 'Til Dawn," the desert country of Mojave, CA hosts a rough auction where the buyers have to dig deep to find value. Dave hits the action hard despite his dislike of the area, while Mary struggles through a locker hoping it will not land in the toilet. Rene battles for treasure and Ivy is on the hunt for fun off-road finds. Season 10 of STORAGE WARS premieres on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 9-10pm ET/PT, as A&E debuted back-to-back new episodes immediately following a nine-hour marathon (Noon-9pm) of encore episodes. Auctioneer Emily Wears joins the series for nine episodes of the new season. In the season opener (9pm), "Stakes, Buys and Video Games," the buyers squeeze the City of Orange for some amazing lockers. Ivy gets a hole-in-one with an unusual landscaping tool; Darrell's eye for upscale furniture leads him to a high-end hoard; Rene maxes out on a video game cache; while Mary's fortunes leave her... leaving empty-handed. Then, in the night's second new episode (9:30pm), "Goodness, Gracious, Great Coats of Fire," Moreno Valley gives Darrell a chance to school his friend in Daredevil-ing; Dave's fortunes go up in flames; Brandi and Jarrod dive back in... only they hit the bottom. A&E premiered the eleventh season of STORAGE WARS on November 8, 2017, debuting back-to-back new episodes from 9-10pm ET/PT. Season 12 premiered on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 10-11pm ET/PT on A&E.
On Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 10-11pm ET/PT, A&E premiered the Season 12 finale of STORAGE WARS, debuting back-to-back new episodes:

"Nowhere to Formaldehyde" (10pm): Back in Hawaiian Gardens, Emily's husband Cody misses a bid and stirs up trouble. Brandi and Jarrod put their faith in the cowboy and end up facing their mortality. The Vegas Ladies struggle to be seen before they find their stones, while Ivy revisits some of his glory days... in a way.

"Drama in the LBC" (10:30pm): North Long Beach doesn't really bring out the best in the buyers, though they do manage to make a charitable contribution. Darrell and Dave wager on who got the better sister... locker, that is. Brandi and Jarrod spend way too much but see their treasure soar.

Earlier, A&E airs a seven-hour marathon (3-10pm) of encore episodes.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Original Productions