No End in Sight for TV’s Obsession With Collectibles

Shows about storage units, pawn shops, auctions and artifacts in your attic continue to explode. And we’re proud to say: We told you so! We first noted this rapidly growing, “unscripted” subgenre last March, when we took an inventory and came up with about 20 shows (starting with the granddaddy of them all, “Antiques Roadshow”) […]

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TV News & Notes: ‘The Talk’ Renewed, Diddy To Guest On ‘Hawaii Five-O,’ ‘Pawn Stars’ Sets Record & More

All the TV news you need to know today, with a twist… Renewed: The buzz has been good on and off the screen, and so it’s not surprising to hear CBS has renewed “The Talk” for the 2011-2012 season. The show is hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah […]

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Reality TV Subgenre Mines Junk for Entertainment

BY: Derrik J. Lang LOS ANGELES – Allen Haff has found himself in a precarious position. Armed with a pocket knife and a rechargeable flashlight resembling a space-age ray gun, the lanky 41-year-old is dangerously perched inside a storage unit on the side of a mattress that is teetering against a rickety tower of boxes. […]

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What To Watch: Monday

TOP PICK: ‘American Pickers‘ (9pm on History) Part sleuths, part antiques experts, and part cultural historians – Mike and Frank’s adventures bring them to small towns across the country in search of weird and wonderful Americana. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are once again searching the back roads, junkyards, and filled-to-the-brim barns in America for […]

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