Watch Hardcore Pawn: Chicago

Hardcore Pawn: Chicago takes viewers behind the scenes at "the baddest pawn shop in Chicago." One of the city's largest and oldest establishments in the pawn and gold-buying business, Royal Pawn Shop is owned by Randy and Wayne Cohen, two brothers who d on't always see eye to eye, except when it comes to finding the best deals for the business. These over-the-top siblings will wheel and deal with just about anyone, from a sweet kindergarten teacher to an intimidating mob boss.

Tuesday 9:30 PM et/pt on truTV
1 Season, 18 Episodes
January 1, 2013
Reality
4.0/10
Cast: Elyse Cohen, Nathan Cohen, Randy Cohen, Wayne Cohen
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Hardcore Pawn: Chicago Full Episode Guide

  • Randy and Wayne venture out of the shop to spend the day at a flea market, performing free appraisals, selling some items and even shopping for bargains themselves.? There, someone brings them a painting that may be a museum-quality treasure.? But they must quickly call in an expert to determine whether the artwork is real or just a well-done fake.

  • A Russian tycoon wants to team up with the brothers, bringing them the biggest deal of their lives.

  • When a customer tries to sell her son's classic comic books, Wayne calls in an appraiser and sets up the shop for a double-cross. Then, a vintage fire truck ignites Randy's interest to make a deal. And later, will Wayne be able to save Royal from the appraiser's dirty dealing?

  • A customer tries to sell Royal a bag full of valuable diamonds. Wayne thinks they may be connected to the legendary "Marlborough Diamond" heist pulled off by the Chicago mob.?If the story proves true, the brothers could collect a huge reward...or find themselves in big trouble.

  • After Wayne buys an old hot dog cart, his fast-talking friend Steve DiGrazzi convinces him to sell hotdogs on the streets of Chicago.? But will the money-making idea come back to bite him? And later, a rare 1970's muscle car has Randy jumping to close the deal.

  • An unusual piece of Chicago mob history arrives at Royal, and Wayne wonders if it's worth big bucks. Meanwhile, when a security guard skips work, the brothers scramble to cover for him before trouble hits. And later, Wayne annoys Randy by trying to buy a hot dog cart.

  • A gambler needs quick cash for a horseracing bet, and Wayne wants in on the action. But after he tells a friend with a shady past about the hot tip, Randy thinks Wayne's headed for trouble.

  • Wayne's pleased with a stereo-system deal, but Randy is doubtful; a customer loses his pawn ticket; Charles Manson memorabilia is brought in.

  • When a family heirloom is accidentally sold, Randy and Wayne plot to get it back. But Randy's strategy doesn't go as planned and the brothers find themselves in over their heads.

  • Treasure seeking Wayne hits a major snag trying to open an old safe.? A shady couple brings in a collection of high-end handbags that could be a major score for the shop, but are they real?

  • When Wayne buys an old safe thinking it might have hidden treasure, it threatens to put Randy over the edge. Wayne puts his faith in a safecracker to prove his point.

  • Wayne purchases an old safe, so they hire a safecracker to break into it. Meanwhile, an irate customer who wants his jewelry back confronts Elyse; and the brothers square off over a rare, custom-made muscle car.

  • An unusual item could lead to a killer payday; and soft-touch Wayne falls for a woman's sob story, which leads to a fraternal fracas. Meanwhile, a perturbed ex-con poses a threat to the shop.

  • With Wayne and Randy away on a road trip, Nate and Elyse assume responsibility of the shop in an attempt to prove themselves.

  • Randy and Wayne have a game of blame and search the store when an $80,000 ring goes missing, Whoever finds the ring would save the day, but it could cost the brothers their business if they can't find it. Also, an angry customer goes over Elyse's head when she doesn't get what she wants. And a man brings in signed astronaut photos, Hymie is determined to their authenticity.

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