[04/01/13 - 08:18 AM] Video: truTV's Hit Series "Hardcore Pawn" Celebrates 100th Episode Milestone April 16 Watch a sneak preview of the show's anniversary installment.
[via press release from truTV]
truTV's Hit Series "Hardcore Pawn" Celebrates 100th Episode Milestone April 16
After three outrageous years of family feuding, jaw-dropping confrontations and incredible one-of-a-kind pawn items, truTV's breakout hit Hardcore Pawn celebrates its 100th episode with no signs of slowing down. The series, an eye-opening look at one of the country's largest pawnshops and the family that runs it, ranks as truTV's most popular show. The 100th episode of Hardcore Pawn is set to air Tuesday, April 16, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).
truTV's Hardcore Pawn takes viewers behind the scenes of the immense American Jewelry & Loan, a family business owned by third-generation pawnbroker Les Gold. Working with Les are his son, Seth, who is being groomed to eventually take over the store, and daughter, Ashley, who thinks Seth isn't ready for the top job.
In Hardcore Pawn's 100th episode - entitled "Tipped Off" - trouble in the pawn line reveals that an employee may be playing favorites, and Ashley vows to get to the bottom of things. Les and Seth brush off her conspiracy theory until another blowup on the floor forces them to pay attention.
So far this year, Hardcore Pawn has averaged a spectacular 3.3 million viewers, with 1.6 million adults 18-49 and more than 900,000 men 18-49. The series regularly ranks as one of the top programs in its timeslot.
Hardcore Pawn comes to truTV from Zodiak New York, with Mike Gamson and Richard Dominick serving as executive producers.
About Zodiak New York
Based in New York and led by Chief Creative Officer Mike Gamson, Zodiak New York focuses on character-based reality programming for east coast networks. Zodiak New York's credits include over 100 episodes of the critically acclaimed series Wife Swap for ABC as well as truTV's two highest rated series Hardcore Pawn and Lizard Lick Towing. Zodiak New York is part of Zodiak Americas, the North, Central and South American operation for Zodiak Media. Zodiak Media consists of 45 production companies with a presence in 20 countries including the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia and Russia. Zodiak Rights, the international rights business of Zodiak Media, boasts a growing catalog of over 15,000 hours of content.
truTV, one of cable's fastest growing brands, offers a wildly entertaining look at the real world through outrageous characters, unpredictable situations and irreverent storytelling. Currently seen in 92 million U.S. households, truTV features such popular original series as Hardcore Pawn, Hardcore Pawn: Chicago, Impractical Jokers, Upload with Shaquille O'Neal, Killer Karaoke, Lizard Lick Towing, Full Throttle Saloon, Storage Hunters, Operation Repo, South Beach Tow and truTV Presents: World's Dumbest..., as well as the acquired hit Wipeout. In addition, truTV is a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.