TLC orders 'Pawn Queens' series -- EXCLUSIVE

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The ladies of pawning are getting their own series on TLC.

The network has given a series order to Pawn Queens after trying out the concept in a special that aired back in November.

The special drew 1.2 million viewers, enough to land Queens an eight-episode series order. Now, like Extreme Couponing a few weeks back, the show is getting its own series.

Located right outside Chicago, businesswomen Minda and Nikki run the city’s pawn shop that caters to women. This boutique specializes in jewelry, vintage Barbie dolls, and one-of-a-kind antiques. Each episode of the Varuna TV-produced show has the women selling anything in order to help their fledgling company stay afloat.

Pawn Queens will premiere Thursday, May 5 at 10 p.m.

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  • Jef from Jersey; yes New Jerseyf

    First a pawn show in Vegas. Then a gritty pawn show in Detroit. Now we are getting a specialize one for Chicago. What*s next? A pawn series about the rich and famous in Palm Springs? (Apologies to Palm Springs.)

    • whereisit

      Thet have nice racks in that store:)

      • John

        Heavenly racks indeed!

  • Bob

    hahahahahaha OMG ur so funny jeff

  • Matt W

    I love all these Pawn shows that gives hundreds and thousands of dollars away to people. Try getting 50 bucks out of a “real” one.

    • Richie Rich

      Try getting a job, fatso

      • Ben

        Try getting pretty, fugly.

    • john doetree

      your right,in my town to get $50.00 you will have to pawn a 50 inch flat screen and they dont want to pay that,all pawn shops should be banned and illegal they take advantage of the poor.

      • Rick

        Yea good comment. Pawn shops are the oldest form of people being able to get loans based on collateral and, the reason pawn shops only give 25 to 50 % of what items are worth is otherwise people wouldn’t pay back the loans. There not retail stores. Its the fastest and easiest way to get money when someone is in need of fast money. Foe rent food gas and, if they didn’t exist some people who don’t have credit or piles of money wouldn’t be able to get by. How about you do some research before making stupid comments. Don’t take offense to this its your opinion and your entitled but your wrong. Suck it Marshall

      • brad

        Have you ever seen anyone being forced to go into a pawn shop? I haven’t.

    • joyce davis

      yes that is what i would like to how they can pay so much for things and go to a shop around town and you might get 10.00 if you lucky

  • Lorenzo Von Matterhorn

    I like Pawn Stars and just started watching Hardcore Pawn which I like more than Stars. Well the reason they are making other pawning shows is because of the smash ratings they get and they are cheap to produce. I rather see 10 Pawn shows than Jersey Shore and half of the garbage that is spewed out.

  • Matt

    How can this show work? Once they’re on TV and getting paid for the show. not to mention getting the “celebrity” exposure for the shop, they probably won’t have a struggling company anymore, right?

  • Ben

    Obviously, the racks got them the series because the episodes themselves were pretty stupid. Cmon, what pawn shop “loses” an expensive diamond ring and has no money to replace it or to pay for items they buy on a given day from customers. If you don’t have a bankroll, you can’t be a pawn shop. This isn’t like the Bailey Building and Loan running on 2 one dollar bills…

  • Pat

    This entire show is a fake. I talked with a pawn shop just down the road (less than half a mile) and the actual operators are males. The two ladies are actresses running off a script.

  • larry

    I’m glad they are giving this show a spot. At least as good as pawn stars.

    • George

      Not even close….

  • Aimee Neal

    I am a female pawnbroker in Northern California, I have 8 locations I oversee. While shows like PawnStars has been AWESOME for the pawn industry as a whole, it is NOTHING like the real deal. It will be interesting to see if these ladies are ‘faking it’ or not!

  • Ken

    OMG! this show is so fake! The worst acting ever. Makes “The Hills” look real. The lost ring and everyone’s reaction to it, including the owner of the ring. Fake fake fake! The “store” doesn’t even look real, hardly anything in it. How the show got picked up I have no idea. I won’t watch.

  • Jane Morrison

    I give this one 3or4episodes and it’s gone unless Obama has hand in it. You are stooping to an all time low with this one,give us a break.

    • Rick

      I got a g says pawn queens gets picked up for another season hot chicks that run a pawn shop is good tv period. Suck it Marshall

  • Jay

    I agree they do have nice full racks.

    • John

      The fullest.

  • Holly

    Watched this show for 5 mins…. HATED IT!!! This show is a joke… Good luck getting people to watch.

  • roseperson48

    show sucks, be more like pawn queens. besides, jeff should make a gutar & things shop!!!!

    • Rick

      Guitar what computer doesn’t have spell check. Suck it Marshall

  • mike

    This show is a total ripoff of pawn stars

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