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One man’s trash is another’s treasure — and big ratings

One man’s trash is another’s treasure — and big ratings

NEW YORK POST At least, that’s what we’re being led to believe by the spate of trash-to-treasure TV shows now sprinkled across cable channels. From History’s “American Pickers” to Spike’s “American Digger,” it seems as if there’s a copy of the Bill of Rights hidden behind every Whitman’s sampler and a Chippendale chair waiting to be exhumed in every basement, crawl space and shed in this country. You just have to know where to look. We now have a host of television shows that help us...
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Gurney Productions Adds Two Industry Veterans to its Burgeoning Team

Gurney Productions Adds Two Industry Veterans to its Burgeoning Team

U.S. indie Gurney Productions has hired Brandon Killion (pictured), whose credits include Original Productions’ series Ice Road Truckers and Ax Men, to be its VP of production. Killion will oversee Gurney’s current slate, which includes titles such as Auction Hunters, American Guns, Haunted Collector, American Digger and Duck Dynasty, and will work closely with company principles Scott and Deirdre Gurney to further expand the Gurney brand. Prior to joining the company, Killion worked as producer on...
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A guide to trash TV – Which trip to the junkyard is right for you?

COURTESY NEW YORK POST Auction Hunters Debut: November 2010 Wednesday, 10 p.m., Spike Much like “Storage Wars,” although this show premiered one month earlier, “Auction Hunters” follows Allen Haff and Ton Jones around the country as they bid on unclaimed storage units and look for hidden treasure within. Storage Wars Debut: December 2010 Tuesday, 10 p.m., A&E The Thom Beers-produced “Storage Wars” follows four sets of buyers as they bid on abandoned storage units in California. The show...
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‘Shark Week’ at 25: Evolution of an event

‘Shark Week’ at 25: Evolution of An Event

As Discovery Channel continues its 25th annual ‘Shark Week,’ executive producer Brooke Runnette (pictured) reflects on how the show has changed over a quarter of a century. This year’s ‘Shark Week’ is offering up more programming than ever before, with 10 premieres, including Sharkzilla and How Jaws Changed the World, as U.S. net Discovery Channel celebrates 25 years of shark fascination. Brooke Runnette, ‘Shark Week’ executive producer, tells realscreen the reason why audiences have been...
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Spike TV Renews ‘Auction Hunters’ And ‘American Digger’

Spike TV Renews ‘Auction Hunters’ And ‘American Digger’

EXCLUSIVE: Spike TV has renewed two of its highest-rated non-scripted series. The network has picked up a 26-episode fourth season of Auction Hunters, which follows prospectors Allen Haff and Ton Jones in their quest to win auctions, dig for abandoned historical treasure and sell them for a profit. The network also has ordered 13 episodes of American Digger, starring the American Savage team, led by former professional wrestler-turned-modern-day relic hunter Ric Savage. Auction Hunters and American Digger,...
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