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The adventurer inside almost everyone has that secret wish to unearth a priceless item and acquire untold wealth, and the TV series Storage Wars calls to that hidden adventurer. The show follows a regular cast of characters who actually are living this treasure hunting dream.

For the most part, Storage Wars takes place in a variety of storage units across the state of California. According to the established rules, if three months pass without rental payments on a unit, the owners of the establishment may put its contents up for auction. Dan and Laura Dotson, a couple who travel from unit to unit, are the auctioneers who are in control of the auction process. The guidelines for each auction are the same. Bidders are allowed a five minute visual inspection from the doorway of the unit, without touching any of the contents. At that time the auction begins in earnest.

The regular bidders in the show include Dave Hester, a somewhat arrogant and savvy dealer; Darrel Sheets, an aggressive player with a kind heart, sometimes accompanied by his son, Brandon; Jarrod Schultz and Brandi Passante, relatively new to the field and trying to establish a successful enterprise; and Barry Weiss, an eccentric and avid collector of anything unusual or valuable. Viewers find themselves choosing a favorite person and rooting for them through episode after episode.

The TV audience watches and learns as the different bidders look for clues that may indicate the value of each unit's contents. At the end of the auction, the wisdom or folly of their judgment is decided as they explore and search for items of value.

The show is a Siren call that appeals to a wide range of viewers. It has appeal for those who enjoy the thrill of second hand purchases, those who have an interest in antiques and collectibles, those interested in human nature at its best and worst, and more. One episode offers a clear understanding of the dynamics interactions of the spotlighted individuals and entices viewers to come back for more.

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Wednesdays at 10:00 pm et/pt on A&E
6 Seasons, 186 Episodes - Currently Airing
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Storage Wars Full Episode Guide

  • What's it worth? Featuring what really counts - the appraisals.

  • Moreno Valley, CA, is a bit out of the way, but any auction has the possibility of housing a treasure that keeps the buyers coming back.

  • The buyers head to a first class auction in Arcadia, CA. Dave targets Jarrod and Brandi and the situation becomes intense.

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'Storage Wars' Auctioneer Mark Balelo Dies in Apparent Suicide

Sad news for “Storage Wars” today. Mark Balelo, a regular on the show, was found dead Monday at his auction house in Simi Valley, California. While few details are being released on the manner of his death, the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office said that Balelo was found dead in his car, with the motor running. An autopsy is to be completed today to determine whether it was a suicide, or some other means that killed 40-year-old Balelo. It is believed, however, at this time, that the death was caused by the carbon monoxide poisoning.

Watch the Most Ridiculous Trailer for 'Storage Wars' Season 3 [Video]

Those who are familiar with A&E's wildly addictive reality show "Storage Wars" are well aware of the theatrics that some of the show's stars are prone to exhibiting. Brandi and Jarrod rib each other, Darrell fuels a feud with Dave, who has practically built a brand around his "yeeeeeep," and Barry... well, Barry is the essence of theatricality. But even with all that, the new trailer for "Storage Wars" season three is easily the most overdramatic thing to ever hit the show.

Fall 2011 TV Preview: A&E Premiere Schedule

A&E has made a name for itself in the documentary/reality show niche as viewers find themselves addicted to the drama of shows like "Intervention" and "Hoarders." While neither of those shows are set to return until later, the Fall 2011 slate for A&E is still packed with some fun reality fare to hold you over. New Shows: "Storage Wars: Dallas" - Wednesday, September 14th at 10:30pm ET/PT More of a spinoff than a brand-new show, "Storage Wars: Dallas" takes the tradition of the original "Storage Wars" and plops it in a new city.

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