Storage Wars: Texas

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Storage Wars: Texas
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GenreReality
StarringWalt Cade
Ricky Smith
Clinton "Bubba" Smith
Mary Padian (Season 2-Present)
Jenny Grumbles (Season 2-Present)
Lesa Lewis and Jerry Simpson (main Season 1; occasionally Season 2)
Narrated byThom Beers
Theme music composerAndy Kubiszewski
Opening theme"Money Owns This Town"
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes78 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Robert Sharenow, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Thom Beers, and Philip D. Segal
Producer(s)Steve Robillard
Running time21–22 minutes
Production company(s)Original Productions
Broadcast
Original channelA&E
Original runDecember 6, 2011 (2011-12-06) – present
External links
Website
 
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Storage Wars: Texas
Storage Wars Texas.png
GenreReality
StarringWalt Cade
Ricky Smith
Clinton "Bubba" Smith
Mary Padian (Season 2-Present)
Jenny Grumbles (Season 2-Present)
Lesa Lewis and Jerry Simpson (main Season 1; occasionally Season 2)
Narrated byThom Beers
Theme music composerAndy Kubiszewski
Opening theme"Money Owns This Town"
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes78 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Robert Sharenow, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Thom Beers, and Philip D. Segal
Producer(s)Steve Robillard
Running time21–22 minutes
Production company(s)Original Productions
Broadcast
Original channelA&E
Original runDecember 6, 2011 (2011-12-06) – present
External links
Website

Storage Wars: Texas (Originally Storage Wars Dallas[1]) is a reality television series on the A&E Network that premiered in 2011. It is a regionalized spin-off of the highly-popular series Storage Wars.

As of the latter portion of Season 3, the show features auctioneer Walt Cade, as well as auction hunters Ricky and Bubba Smith, Jenny Grumbles, and Mary Padian, with other buyers being included on some episodes, notably Lesa Lewis and her assistant Jerry Simpson (who were regulars on Season 1).

The premise is essentially the same as the parent show: when rent is not paid on a storage locker in Texas,[2] the contents are sold by an auctioneer as a single lot of items. The show follows professional buyers who bid on the contents (usually for the purpose of reselling for profit should they purchase a locker) based only on a five-minute inspection and what they can see only from the door when it is opened. The episodes feature the winning buyers inspecting the contents (providing their estimate of their value), with one specific (and often unusual) item from each buyer featured being appraised to determine its worth.

Sixteen episodes were filmed for the first season, debuting on A&E on Tuesday December 6, 2011.[3] The premiere episode garnered 4.1 million viewers, making it the most watched series launch in the network's history.[4] Viewers got a glimpse of Storage Wars: Texas on the first Storage Wars: Unlocked special, when Ricky and Bubba appeared to present a teaser clip. It was revealed that the show was to have been originally called Storage Wars: Dallas.[1] It was later revealed that Storage Wars: Texas and its parent series Storage Wars had both been renewed for another twenty-six episode season respectively, with the second season of Texas premiering on August 15, 2012.[5] Storage Wars: Texas can be seen internationally as well, as AETN International has sold the series to several channels in Canada, United Kingdom, Finland, and the Netherlands.[6] Between and during seasons, some buyers chose not to return to the show, or have done so only on certain episodes and not as regulars.

Participants[edit]

Main buyers[edit]

Other buyers and participants[edit]

Former buyers[edit]

Other cast members[edit]

Show opening[edit]

Every show opens with announcer Thom Beers setting the scene for the series: "When storage units are abandoned, in the great state of Texas, the treasures within are put up for auction."

The opening titles features a sequence of cast members, which has continually changed during the show's run (the only consistency is that Ricky and Bubba are shown first, while Walt is shown last):

The theme song "Money Owns This Town" (which was written and recorded specifically for the original Storage Wars) plays over the opening titles (in a slightly remixed, Western style form).

Episodes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "A&E Network Drives "Real Life. Drama." Brand With Expanded Industry-Leading Original Programming Slate". The Futon Critic. May 4, 2011. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ Section 59 of the Texas Property Code governs sales of unpaid self-storage units in Texas. See http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/PR/htm/PR.59.htm
  3. ^ "A&E’s ‘Storage Wars’ Returns with New Episodes on a New Night Beginning Tuesday, November 15 - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  4. ^ "Storage Wars Texas delivers record number of viewers on A&E". channelguidemag.com. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  5. ^ April 12, 2012 by Lesley Goldberg (2012-04-12). "A&E Renews 'Storage Wars,' 'Storage Wars: Texas,' 'Shipping Wars'". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  6. ^ "A&E Networks Inks International Broadcast Deals Ahead Of MIPTV For Several Of U.S. Cable's Top-Rated Entertainment & Crime Franchises". AETN International. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Jenny Grumbles". AETV. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Mary Padian". AETV. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 

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