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July 23, 2011
"Storage Wars" has just lifted the door on some record ratings. The A&E reality hit about storage auctions delivered 5.1 million total viewers in its Season 2 premiere at 10:30 Wednesday night, according to the Nielsen Co. That was the second half of back-to-back premiere episodes; the first scored 4.5 million viewers. That makes it the highest-rated series telecast in A&E history. Perhaps more impressive: The hour beat original episodes of NBC's reality dating show "Love in the Wild" (4.6 million)
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April 21, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
Are you psycho for "Bates Motel" but lost without cable? Cheer up, lil' Internet TV viewer. A&E Networks announced on Monday that it has launched A&E, History and Lifetime content on Apple TV. That means more than just "Bates Motel"; it includes popular shows like "Storage Wars," "Project Runway," "Devious Maids" and "Pawn Stars. " Apple TV launched in early 2007 and offered a novel way to watch content from the Internet on a regular HDTV. The latest third-generation model was released in 2013.
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February 27, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
I can count the number of reality shows that I have enjoyed, as a viewer, on one hand ? "Project Runway," "The Amazing Race," "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution," the first three episodes of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" (before the whole Danielle and table-throwing mess), the most recent episodes of "American Idol. " But none of them has made the personal DVR cut, the recorded lineup I watch for my own pleasure. And then came "Storage Wars. " Following the adventures of four professional buyers as they bid on the contents of repossessed storage lockers, "Storage Wars" is a modern-day treasure hunt.
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May 6, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Once upong a time, before A&E had grown into the network that brings us "Hoarders" and "Storage Wars," it was a highbrow cable channel. A&E stood for "arts and entertainment" and showed things like operas and symphonies. In its most nascent form, it was Alpha Repertory Television Service, or ARTS. An evening of ARTS programming in 1981 included "an organ recital from Notre Dame Cathedral; an essay on the painter Edouard Manet; a ballet tribute to the sculptor Alexander Calder; a profile of Ernest Hemingway, narrated by Anthony Burgess, and a short film starring the mime Marcel Marceau.
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December 11, 2012 | By Scott Collins
Yuuup! "Storage Wars" star Dave Hester is suing A&E, claiming its hit reality show is a fake. Hester - whose aggressive bidding call "yuuup!" has become a catch-phrase emblazoned on T-shirts -- filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, claiming that he was fired after he complained that producers were planting exotic and expensive items to pump up drama on the show. "Storage Wars," which premiered in 2010, features Hester and other bidders competing over abandoned storage lockers in public auctions.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Mark Balelo, the flamboyant auctioneer who appeared on A&E's "Storage Wars," was found dead in his car on Monday morning, in what appeared to be a suicide. According to the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office, the 40-year-old Balelo died of asphyxiation from carbon monoxide and exhaust fumes. He was found in a car parked in a garage at his Simi Valley auction house, Balelo Inc. Balelo, known as "Rico Suave" on the series, which follows a team of auctioneers who sell off the contents of reclaimed storage units to buyers, drew interest for the outlandish outfits he wore to auctions and for the large sums of cash he brought to auctions to buy items.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Storage Wars" will be back for a fifth season, but not with all of its stars, according to a report on Radar Online. Citing unnamed sources, the website reports that three members of the A&E reality show's cast, Dan and Laura Dotson and Darrell Sheets, will be featured in a reduced number of episodes in the upcoming season. The reason, the report says, is related to the lawsuit filed against A&E and "Storage Wars" production company Original Productions by fellow cast member Dave Hester, who alleged that large sections of the program are faked after he was dropped from the show.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2012 | By Scott Collins
Hey, Matt Lauer, your slip is showing!  The media are bashing back at the "Today" cohost after he made a joke about Anne Hathaway's recent wardrobe malfunction. When the actor showed up at NBC's morning show Wednesday to promote her new film "Les Miserables," Lauer alluded to an incident Monday when Hathaway climbed out of a limo at the New York premiere wearing a revealing Tom Ford dress -- and no underwear. The upskirt shot quickly made its way around the Web. So Lauer unleashed this witticism on his guest: "Seen a lot of you lately!"
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December 12, 2012 | By Scott Collins
How big are the stars of "Pawn Stars"? Big enough for Hollywood agents to fight over them. Los Angeles talent agency Venture IAB filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming that it guided the careers of Rick Harrison and other workers at the Las Vegas pawn shop featured in the History reality hit. But Harrison, his father ("The Old Man"), his son ("Big Hoss") and staffer Austin Russell ("Chumlee") were later poached by a bigger firm, United Talent Agency. Venture claims that it lost millions of dollars in commission as a result after "Pawn Stars" became one of cable TV's biggest hits.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
Are you psycho for "Bates Motel" but lost without cable? Cheer up, lil' Internet TV viewer. A&E Networks announced on Monday that it has launched A&E, History and Lifetime content on Apple TV. That means more than just "Bates Motel"; it includes popular shows like "Storage Wars," "Project Runway," "Devious Maids" and "Pawn Stars. " Apple TV launched in early 2007 and offered a novel way to watch content from the Internet on a regular HDTV. The latest third-generation model was released in 2013.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Storage Wars" will be back for a fifth season, but not with all of its stars, according to a report on Radar Online. Citing unnamed sources, the website reports that three members of the A&E reality show's cast, Dan and Laura Dotson and Darrell Sheets, will be featured in a reduced number of episodes in the upcoming season. The reason, the report says, is related to the lawsuit filed against A&E and "Storage Wars" production company Original Productions by fellow cast member Dave Hester, who alleged that large sections of the program are faked after he was dropped from the show.
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April 15, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 14 -20, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES The Voice The battle rounds continue. 8 p.m. NBC Hart of Dixie Zoe and George (Rachel Bilson, Scott Porte) try to prove that they don't have feelings for each other in this new episode. 8 p.m. KTLA Hell's Kitchen Chef Martin Yan judges six Chinese dishes.
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February 13, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"The Walking Dead" is a violent TV show, but is it the most violent TV show on the air right now? It is if you include the zombie body count. According to a study conducted by the website Funeralwise.com, "The Walking Dead" was the most violent show on TV in the fall of 2012, with 308 dead (or undead) bodies shown in the eight episodes aired of the show's third season. That works out to about 38 bodies per episode. The second deadliest show on TV is Cinemax's actioner "Strike Back," which aired 10 episodes last year and averaged 26 deaths per episode.
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February 12, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Mark Balelo, the flamboyant auctioneer who appeared on A&E's "Storage Wars," was found dead in his car on Monday morning, in what appeared to be a suicide. According to the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office, the 40-year-old Balelo died of asphyxiation from carbon monoxide and exhaust fumes. He was found in a car parked in a garage at his Simi Valley auction house, Balelo Inc. Balelo, known as "Rico Suave" on the series, which follows a team of auctioneers who sell off the contents of reclaimed storage units to buyers, drew interest for the outlandish outfits he wore to auctions and for the large sums of cash he brought to auctions to buy items.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2012 | By Scott Collins
How big are the stars of "Pawn Stars"? Big enough for Hollywood agents to fight over them. Los Angeles talent agency Venture IAB filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming that it guided the careers of Rick Harrison and other workers at the Las Vegas pawn shop featured in the History reality hit. But Harrison, his father ("The Old Man"), his son ("Big Hoss") and staffer Austin Russell ("Chumlee") were later poached by a bigger firm, United Talent Agency. Venture claims that it lost millions of dollars in commission as a result after "Pawn Stars" became one of cable TV's biggest hits.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2012 | By Scott Collins
Hey, Matt Lauer, your slip is showing!  The media are bashing back at the "Today" cohost after he made a joke about Anne Hathaway's recent wardrobe malfunction. When the actor showed up at NBC's morning show Wednesday to promote her new film "Les Miserables," Lauer alluded to an incident Monday when Hathaway climbed out of a limo at the New York premiere wearing a revealing Tom Ford dress -- and no underwear. The upskirt shot quickly made its way around the Web. So Lauer unleashed this witticism on his guest: "Seen a lot of you lately!"
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2011
UNDERRATED Dean Winters : In the DVR age, commercials are generally best suited to ignoring with extreme prejudice, but there's a playful menace to Winters' recent turn as the personification of "mayhem" that makes something as drab as an insurance spot actually entertaining. Equally memorable in regular stints on "Oz" and as Liz Lemon's dim, beeper-bearing boyfriend on "30 Rock," Winters needs to be wrecking havoc on a more regular basis. House music : It's been easy to dismiss this enduring corner of electronic music as strictly confined to the club scene with its disco roots and dedication to a hypnotic, four-on-the-floor beat.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"The Walking Dead" is a violent TV show, but is it the most violent TV show on the air right now? It is if you include the zombie body count. According to a study conducted by the website Funeralwise.com, "The Walking Dead" was the most violent show on TV in the fall of 2012, with 308 dead (or undead) bodies shown in the eight episodes aired of the show's third season. That works out to about 38 bodies per episode. The second deadliest show on TV is Cinemax's actioner "Strike Back," which aired 10 episodes last year and averaged 26 deaths per episode.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 2012 | By Scott Collins
Yuuup! "Storage Wars" star Dave Hester is suing A&E, claiming its hit reality show is a fake. Hester - whose aggressive bidding call "yuuup!" has become a catch-phrase emblazoned on T-shirts -- filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, claiming that he was fired after he complained that producers were planting exotic and expensive items to pump up drama on the show. "Storage Wars," which premiered in 2010, features Hester and other bidders competing over abandoned storage lockers in public auctions.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2011
UNDERRATED Dean Winters : In the DVR age, commercials are generally best suited to ignoring with extreme prejudice, but there's a playful menace to Winters' recent turn as the personification of "mayhem" that makes something as drab as an insurance spot actually entertaining. Equally memorable in regular stints on "Oz" and as Liz Lemon's dim, beeper-bearing boyfriend on "30 Rock," Winters needs to be wrecking havoc on a more regular basis. House music : It's been easy to dismiss this enduring corner of electronic music as strictly confined to the club scene with its disco roots and dedication to a hypnotic, four-on-the-floor beat.
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