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Storage Wars

Storage Wars

  • Premiered: 
    December 1, 2010
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  • Network: A&E
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Workplace
  • Tags: auction, collectibles

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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Professional buyers and their teams scour repossessed storage units in search of hidden treasure. These guys are part gamblers, part detectives, and all auction professionals. They've found everything from coffins to the world's most valuable comic book collection, sometimes paying as little as ten dollars for items valued in the millions. In each 30-minute episode, a group of bidders gets a quick peek inside the units, aided only by the beam of a flashlight. They must quickly assess if the unit is worth a bid and how high they'll actually go at auction. Will their purchase be mostly trash or a true treasure?

Season 4 debuted on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT, with back-to-back new episodes featuring auctions in Stanton, CA and Huntington Beach, CA, but the new season started without Dave Hester, who did not return after failing to negotiate a contract. Three months later, STORAGE WARS celebrated its 100th episode on Tuesday, June 18 at 9:30pm ET/PT.

Season 5 of STORAGE WARS premiered on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT, as A&E aired back-to-back new episodes. After Barry Weiss retired from the storage-unit business, STORAGE WARS welcomed back Ivy Calvin and Rene Nezhodah and his wife Casey as more frequent buyers in the fifth season. In the Season 5 opener, Darrell hoped to repeat past successes at lockers in Montebello, CA, while Brandi learned that Jarrod was facing an important problem. On Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT, STORAGE WARS returned for its Season 5 Summer premiere, as A&E showed back-to-back new episodes. After a month-long break, STORAGE WARS returned with additional new episodes for the summer on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT as A&E welcomed back Dave Hester in back-to-back episodes. In the night's first episode, "The Man in Black is Back... In Black," everyone is shocked to see Dave return to the auctions with a vengeance, but even the Mogul can't stop the buyers from scoring great units in Huntington Beach. Meanwhile, Darrell tries to get Brandon in shape, an injury forces Ivy to change up his game, and Jarrod and Brandi score a unit that leads to a wild ride. Then, in the night's second episode, "The Return of the Mogul's Return!," Dave just won't stay away despite his fight with Laura, and he ends up hacking the competition at an auction in Montclair. Meanwhie, Ivy rakes in the dollar bills, Darrell keeps things old school, and Brandi worries Jarrod's hangover will get in the way of buying.

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT, A&E premiered the sixth season of STORAGE WARS, showing back-to-back new episodes. In the season opener, "Auction Boogaloo," the buyers welcome Rene and Casey back to the auctions with a healthy dose of badgering and competition. Dave heats things up and finds a piece of board game history. Jarrod and Brandi continue to struggle to get a locker and Darrell and Brandon show their moves outside of the auctions. Then, in the night's second episode, "My Little Brony," the buyers head south to Oceanside, CA. It's Rene's backyard and he intends to make the competition pay for coming to his territory. Darrell and Brandon fight for a unit that has a piece of cinematic history while Jarrod and Brandi discover that friendship can be magic -- and profitable.

On Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 9:30pm ET/PT, A&E premiered the eighth season of STORAGE WARS. In the Season 8 opener, "They'll Always Have Perris," the valley of Perris, CA hosts an early morning auction that has the buyers waking up early and watching their bids. Jarrod and Brandi start the day in high spirits, but things get tense as Dave shows up with more bluster than usual. Mary tries not to let the other buyers get her down and Ivy remains sharp and ready for a great score. After a six-week break, STORAGE WARS returned with new episodes on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 9-10pm ET/PT, as A&E premiered back-to-back episodes immediately following a five-hour marathon (4-9pm) of encore episodes. In the mid-season premiere (9pm), "Palm Springs Throwdown," the buyers head to Palm Springs where more than the prices get hot under the desert sun. Ivy brings his game with his sights set on a high roller locker, while Rene tries to play it cool despite the high temperatures. Mary holds her own against the competition and the desert heat gets the better of Dan and Dave as tempers flare. Then at 9:30pm, "Young Gun, Old Tricks," an auction in Santa Ana has the buyers hoping for a high-class score among high-end vaults. Jarrod and Ivy battle between buying sprees leaving the other buyers reeling from the action. Mary finds help of a metaphysical nature and Rene waits until the last moment to strike, but will it be too late for a score?

Season 9 of STORAGE WARS premiered on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 10-11pm ET/PT, as A&E premiered back-to-back new episodes. In the season opener (10pm), "Mexican Grand Off," the buyers head for San Diego in hopes of finding some south of the border treasure. Rene and Casey step up to defend their home turf against Darrell and Brandon. Mary hopes to score with a high end household unit and Ivy enlists help and brings two extra Calvins to the auctions. Then, in the night's second new episode (10:30pm), "From Dust 'Til Dawn," the desert country of Mojave, CA hosts a rough auction where the buyers have to dig deep to find value. Dave hits the action hard despite his dislike of the area, while Mary struggles through a locker hoping it will not land in the toilet. Rene battles for treasure and Ivy is on the hunt for fun off-road finds.

Season 10 of STORAGE WARS premieres on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 9-10pm ET/PT, as A&E debuted back-to-back new episodes immediately following a nine-hour marathon (Noon-9pm) of encore episodes. Auctioneer Emily Wears joins the series for nine episodes of the new season. In the season opener (9pm), "Stakes, Buys and Video Games," the buyers squeeze the City of Orange for some amazing lockers. Ivy gets a hole-in-one with an unusual landscaping tool; Darrell's eye for upscale furniture leads him to a high-end hoard; Rene maxes out on a video game cache; while Mary's fortunes leave her... leaving empty-handed. Then, in the night's second new episode (9:30pm), "Goodness, Gracious, Great Coats of Fire," Moreno Valley gives Darrell a chance to school his friend in Daredevil-ing; Dave's fortunes go up in flames; Brandi and Jarrod dive back in... only they hit the bottom.

A&E premiered the eleventh season of STORAGE WARS on November 8, 2017, debuting back-to-back new episodes from 9-10pm ET/PT.

The twelfth season debuted on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 10-11pm ET/PT on A&E.

Season 13 of STORAGE WARS premieres on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 9-10pm ET/PT, as A&E debuts back-to-back new episodes, immediately following an all-day marathon (7am-9pm) of encore episodes. California. Fan-favorite auctioneers and buyers including Dan and Laura Dotson, Brandi Passante, Jarrod Schultz, Darrell Sheets, Kenny Crossley, Rene and Casey Nezhoda, as well as Ivy Calvin and his sons return to the lockers in search of the next big find. This season, viewers will join the thrill of the hunt at the fast-paced auctions for a look into the exhilarating, high-stakes world of storage auctions. Buyers go to the storage facilities, willing to risk it all, to bid on the contents of lockers and if they're lucky, find treasure not just trash.

On Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 9-10pm ET/PT, A&E premiered back-to-back STORAGE WARS specials: "Welcome Back Barry: Older and Weiss-er" (9pm) and "Welcome Back Barry: Pearls of Weiss-dom" (9:30pm). Barry Weiss and Kenny sit down with STORAGE WARS friends to relive old times, discover what they've been up to, learn a few new tricks, and plan their return to the auction game.

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 9-10pm ET/PT on A&E, STORAGE WARS returned for a new season. Iconic auctioneers Dan and Laura Dotson once again lead our buyers through unit after unit filled with all kinds of surprises... As for the buyers, Brandi Passante has focused her attention on home staging and storage lockers have a way of offering her all kinds of furniture and knick-knacks. Darrell Sheets is lured out of a cozy retirement, being simply unable to resist the pull of auctions. Ivy Calvin has added his son to the family business, bringing along Ivy Jr with him to increase his chances of success. Rene Nezhoda finds himself re-arranging his business, potentially moving his storefront to a location closer to the other buyers. And let's not forget Kenny Crossley, who's still trying to get the hang of buying treasure-filled units (without having to spend a fortune), all while keeping everyone in stitches. But perhaps the biggest development this season is the long-anticipated return of Barry Weiss. Adopting a strict new buying regimen and working with an internationally-recognized bidding coach, Barry is intent on getting back in the game and playing for keeps this time.

STORAGE WARS returned for its fourteenth season on A&E with back-to-back new episodes on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 9-10pm ET/PT. In the season opener, "You Can Lead a Horse to a Locker, but You Can't Make Him Bid" (9pm), it's just another Riverside auction, until Barry and Kenny show up in their alternative fuel vehicle; Lisa does her best to break the curse of the bad locker and Ivy finds some curious denominations. Then, in the night's second episode, "Piles To Go Before I Keep" (9:30pm), Laura takes the reigns alone in Fullerton, and proceeds to outsell Dan; Brandi gets assaulted by her locker but ultimately drives home a winner; Rene postpones a daydate in favor of a "work date"; Darrell stumbles across and unexpected collection.
On Tuesday, June 6, 2023 from 10-11pm ET/PT on A&E, Season 15 of STORAGE WARS debuted with back-to-back new episodes. In the season opener, "All Hail, King Brandi: The Rule-her of West Covina" (10pm), in West Covina, Brandi makes a serious land grab and it pays off handsomely; Rene can't resist the mystery of a good safe; Kenny can't seem to satisfy his hunger, while Barry takes an opportunity to poach from the competition. Then, in the night's second episode, "YOLO Bolo!" (10:30pm), the doctor is in... in Riverside; Rene goes big; Ivy scores a packed locker and stumbles across an antique of unusual origin; Darrell grabs a smaller unit but finds that good things do, indeed, come in petite packages sometimes.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Original Productions