There's Yet Another Reality Series Set Here to Debut This Fall -- A&E's Storage Wars: Dallas

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Well, at least this one isn't about wealthy singles who like to mingle.

A&E Network has just announced that coming to a small screen this fall is the local spin-off of its what's-behind-door-No.-1 hit series in which treasure hunters risk small fortunes in the hopes of digging up big rewards hidden in storage units. Or something. From the release, courtesy The Hollywood Reporter:
Storage Wars: Dallas - Premieres 3Q 2011

A&E's top-rated nonfiction franchise is heading to Dallas, Texas where the units, bankrolls, and buyers are bigger. Following four Dallas storage unit hunters, this series has all the intrigue of the original Storage Wars in a landscape chock-full of cowboys and oil tycoons.
Who keeps storage units? Nevertheless, interested.

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Poop
Poop

Dallas Chock Full of Cowboys and Oil Tycoons?? HAHAHA Maybe the Oil Tycoons.....

SuperStorage
SuperStorage

Maybe they can stop by Paloma Creek on highway 380. Little Elm decided it would give a big f you to the neighborhood by letting a 4 story tall storage complex be built in front of it. Storage Wars could spend a week in there.

LaceyB
LaceyB

Think we'll see any good Dallas memorabilia on this POS "reality" show?

LaceyB
LaceyB

I keep a hell of a lot in my storage unit up in the P-lano. Pretty amazing stuff. Wouldn't you love to know? What's behind your big, steel doors (anyone, anyone?)

gabbahey
gabbahey

So they have a show dedicated to guys rummaging thru abandoned storage units that they paid $50 to clean out?

Truly riveting television. What a joke. I guess the joke's on me if I ever watch it....

Coleman
Coleman

I know a guy who has two storage units filled to the the roof with boxes of paper...personally, I can't wait to see what other crazy shit is hidden in town.

G_David
G_David

I guess if they can get the masses to watch guys run a pawn shop, they figure we're bored enough to watch just about anything. Apparently many of us are. Sigh.....

not so much
not so much

this shit or the trader joe cheerleaders or whatever, between the carpetbaggers and the new york/california monkey do's, dallas is one motherfucking embarrassing place. oh, and when locals DO toot the ole horn, it's almost exclusively the cowboys, or the ewing's, or jfk, or bubba culture. and that's because if you go out of the state, or abroad, that's what people who aren't from here reference. and they are laughing pretty fucking hard when they do, let me tell you.

Craig
Craig

Storage Unit drama in the North American apartment rental capital surely makes sense.

The $30K/year millionaires are hiding some good stuff in storage.

pak152
pak152

I love this show.does this mean that Dave, Barry and the others are headed to Big D? or will their be a new group?

Montemalone
Montemalone

How did they know I have a big unit?

Guest
Guest

When I first saw the commercial for "Storage Wars" before it debuted, I thought, "We've hit the bottom of the barrel now. This is the worst idea for a TV show ever."

Somehow, I got sucked in, though, and have watched every episode.

Downtown_worker
Downtown_worker

I wonder if this renewed interest in Dallas can be attributed to the Super Bowl? Not that these reality TV producers have any interest in promoting Dallas as a cool city or anything like that, but that maybe in the search for an "interesting location" that hasn't been filmed to death (like Alaska in the last round), Dallas has caught the attention of some people because of Super Bowl XLV and possibly accelerated by the momentum of TNT's DALLAS and the other reality shows starting to film here.

dertymindz
dertymindz

Maybe the second gun that shot JFK?

md
md

It's as riveting as the Antiques Roadshow.

They open the door to the unit, the potential buyers survey it without stepping inside, and then bid against one another. The final bid price can be hundreds or thousands of dollars. There's some strategy involved in the bidding as someone may try to bluff as if they're disinterested or a richer bidder may try to drive the price up so the other bidders have less to spend on other units.

Once they've claimed their unit, the show follows them as they dig through it and look for potential treasures. They sometimes take items to experts to have them appraised. Sometimes they win, sometimes they lose. At the end, they total up the expenditures and potential revenue of each featured character to determine a winner for that week's show.

Here's the experience someone who wasn't actually on the show had:

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"There were 3 units up for sale, there were 14 people there as I was counting so that I could size up the competition. My adrenaline was flowing freely! lol. They started the bid at 10 bucks and it went all the way to 160 bucks which I paid. The only thing in there were 16 boxes and a little baby crib. All of the boxes were numbered and sealed with packing tape. They were numbered as such: 19pcs. I paid for the unit and purchased a lock at the place because I was going to have to make a few trips to fit the boxes in my Saab. So I went back to the unit and opened it up, looked into the boxes and guess what I find: All of the boxes were full of Dell D610 Laptops bubble wrapped. Other boxes had the chargers. I gave the baby crib or changing table whatever it was to some dude who was mad that I bid him out on. Well I sold all of those laptops in ONE week. One guy that owns a computer store bought 40 of them from the the second day after the auction. I made over 6k in one week."

Coleman
Coleman

oh my god you are such a whiner.

Two Cents Worth
Two Cents Worth

My best guess is that one of the buyers wears cowboy boots and hat and provides down home witticisms with a slow drawl, one is a big hair endless yap type, one is a Dale Gribble and one is a Latino to capture that considerable viewing demographic. One of these has a significant other so that they can extend the bickering couple angle evident in the first offering in this series.

julierox
julierox

You haven't seen Parking Wars, or the one where you have to answer trivia to get your car out of impound, have you? Never think we've hit bottom. The hole is infinite.

I can't watch either of those, but danged if we won't watch hour after hour of the storage locker shows.

JonnyLyn
JonnyLyn

They are filming in Dallas now. They have an all new cast right from here in Dallas, and a Dallas Auctioneer. All cowboys right out of the Wild West. They are filming every week in different locations in Dallas.

Craig
Craig

Could be, but that Super Bowl was nothing but bad press. Really bad, even those most was weather realted, nobody came away thinking Dallas is the new NYC.

LaceyB
LaceyB

I was thinking more along the lines of the stuff that we see in Unfair items about stuff that's valuable but on ebay. However, I'm quite positive there'll be a lot of old heat up in thurr.

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