Pawn Stars is an American reality television series, shown on History, and produced by Leftfield Pictures. The series is filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada, where it chronicles the daily activities at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, a 24-hour family business operated by patriarch Richard 'Old Man' Harrison, his son Rick Harrison, who opened the shop with his father in 1988, Rick's son Corey 'Big Hoss' Harrison, who has worked there since childhood, and Corey's childhood friend, Austin 'Chumlee' Russell. The show, which became the network's highest rated show, and the No. 2 reality show behind Jersey Shore, debuted on July 26, 2009. Reruns can be seen on History as well as its sister network Lifetime, which added the show in December 2010.
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