A&E Renews ‘Storage Wars’ and Its Franchises

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By Kimberly Potts

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – A lot of junk will be purchased and hauled across the country on A&E this summer, as the network has ordered new, 26-episode seasons of its hit reality shows “Storage Wars,” “Storage Wars: Texas” and “Shipping Wars.”

All three shows will premiere their latest seasons this summer.

“Storage Wars,” which debuted in 2010 and has become the cable network’s highest-rated series, follows the adventures of a group of auction hunters. The new season will be the show’s fourth.

Meanwhile, a spin-off series, “Storage Wars: Texas,” premiered in December. Another spin-off, based in New York, is in development at the network.

A&E’s latest “Wars” franchise — “Shipping Wars” — debuted on the network in January to three million viewers.

“America is at a crossroads where people are finding new ways to make money and earn a living,” said David McKillop, executive vice president of programming for A&E. “We’re holding a mirror up to this trend in our programming, and it’s proven to be incredibly relatable to our viewers, yet remain highly entertaining.”

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