When “Pawn Stars” first aired on July 26, 2009, it was years within the making. For one factor, Richard Benjamin Harrison opened the store means again in 1988. On the time, he most likely did not financial institution on turning the enterprise right into a actuality TV present, however his drive to assist the enterprise succeed set the stage for the Harrisons’ future in leisure.
Like most actuality TV stars, the “Pawn Stars” forged is not made up of skilled actors who needed to hone their craft earlier than snagging their very own present, however they did need to earn their display time. A method they did that was by touchdown a type of prequel to “Pawn Stars.”
It began when the store was the main target of a PBS documentary in 2001. Enterprise boomed after the present aired, and Rick noticed a possibility to maneuver in a brand new path by making a actuality present. “For lack of a greater time period, I used to be all the time only a media whore, and every time I acquired nationwide press, it was good for enterprise,” he advised 8 Information Now Las Vegas. Regardless that the Harrison’s skilled elevated curiosity of their store after the PBS documentary aired, that wasn’t the top of Gold & Silver’s appearances on TV.