Pawn Stars (2009– )

TV Series  |  TV-PG  |   |  Reality-TV
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 11,639 users  
Reviews: 56 user | 14 critic

Rick Harrison and his family own and run a pawn shop on the Las Vegas strip. They buy, sell, and appraise items of historical value.

0Check in

Watch Now

on Amazon Video


Fall TV: 15 Returning TV Shows Worth Binge Watching

Which returning shows do we recommend binging on? We've picked out 15 great options for you. Read this and more lists in our Fall TV section.

Read our list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
a list of 21 titles
created 22 May 2013
a list of 28 titles
created 01 Aug 2013
a list of 50 titles
created 11 months ago
list image
a list of 47 titles
created 3 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Pawn Stars" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Pawn Stars (2009– )

Pawn Stars (2009– ) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Pawn Stars.

User Polls




15   14   11   10   9   8   … See all »
2015   2014   2013   2012   … See all »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Storage Wars (TV Series 2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Four professional buyers and their teams as they scour repossessed storage units in search of hidden treasure. these seasoned veterans have found everything from coffins to the world's most... See full summary »

Stars: Brandi Passante, Jarrod Schulz, Laura Dotson
American Restoration (TV Series 2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Rick Dale and his crew are restoring American historical items and made them look just the way it before.

Stars: Rick Dale, Tyler Dale, Kowboy
Counting Cars (TV Series 2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Danny aka "The Count" and his skilled staff restores and modifies classic automobiles and motorcycles.

Stars: Ryan Evans, Danny Koker, Rick Harrison
American Pickers (TV Series 2010)
Documentary | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mike and Frank are pickers that travel the country and literally would go anywhere just for the prospects of finding antique gold. With the assistance of Danielle they often find themselves in a comedic pickle.

Stars: Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, Danielle Colby-Cushman
Pawnography (TV Series 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Pawn Stars personalities Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison and Austin "Chumlee" Russell are panelists as contestants answer questions for a chance to win cash and items for sale from the Gold ... See full summary »

Stars: Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison, Austin 'Chumlee' Russell
Hardcore Pawn (TV Series 2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Pawnbroker Les Gold and his two children, Seth and Ashley, operate Detroit's largest pawnshop.

Stars: Les Gold, Seth Gold, Ashley Broad
Storage Wars: Texas (TV Series 2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Professional buyers go head to head to buy storage. The catch is they do not know what their profit will be.

Stars: Walt Cade, Ricky Smith, Bubba Smith
Auction Hunters (TV Series 2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Auction Hunters, Allen Haff and Ton Jones, travel America bidding on unclaimed storage units they think will contain the most hidden treasure - worth big cash - the better the history the higher the price.

Stars: Allen Lee Haff, Clinton 'Ton' Jones, Laura Soares
Man v. Food (TV Series 2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Host Adam Richman travels around the U.S., taking on a variety of local eating challenges involving meal size, spiciness and other daunting factors.

Stars: Adam Richman, Joey Chestnut, Gladys Knight
Cajun Pawn Stars (TV Series 2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Series follows Jimmie DeRamus and his team at Alexandria, Louisiana's famed Silver Dollar Pawn and Jewelry Center.

Stars: Johnnie DeRamus, Jimmie DeRamus, Mocean Melvin
Baggage Battles (TV Series 2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Follows three teams of auction specialists who pick up unclaimed and lost personal property in a bid to turn a profit.

Stars: Laurence Martin, Sally Martin, William Leroy
Shipping Wars (TV Series 2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Show revolves around teams of independent heavy-duty moving companies bidding for the chance to transport unshipable items, from oversized loads to bulky packages and bizarre items.

Stars: Marc Springer, Jennifer Brennan, Jarrett Joyce


Series cast summary:
Rick Harrison ...
 Himself / ... (411 episodes, 2009-2015)
Corey Harrison ...
 Himself / ... (351 episodes, 2009-2015)
Richard Harrison ...
 Himself - The Old Man / ... (272 episodes, 2009-2015)
Austin 'Chumlee' Russell ...
 Himself / ... (272 episodes, 2009-2015)


Pawn Stars takes you inside the colorful world of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Watch as three generations of the Harrison Family jointly run the business and experience clashing and camaraderie. They're the experts at wheeling and dealing, with a keen eye for authentic goods. With unforgettable characters and fascinating items, Pawn Stars presents an addictively entertaining television innovation.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

19 July 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Affari di famiglia  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


The working title for the series was "Pawning History", but the network opted to change it to something catchier. See more »


When a man was selling some antique Red Comet Fire Grenades, Rick mistook the clear liquid enclosed in the glass bulbs as water but it's really carbon tetrachloride which is very toxic but far more effective for putting out fires. See more »


[new opening narration, beginning 30 May 2013]
Himself - 'The Spotter': At my shop, family comes first, and money comes second, depending on who ya ask. But the best part: You never know what's gonna come through that door. This is "Pawn Stars."
See more »

Crazy Credits

Seasons from 2009-2013 feature the "original" intro sequence, which shows members of the Harrison family around the shop, showing off and handling a number of items the shop carries (including Confederate money.) This intro is noteworthy in that it does not at all feature Chumlee (as it is unlikely the crew knew how popular he would become at the time.) Starting mid 2013, a new intro sequence began airing, with an instrumental by Lynyrd Skynyrd serving as the theme music. It features the 4 main cast members (including Chumlee) walking down a Vegas street together, and ends with them standing on the Pawn Shop roof. See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.84 (2013) See more »


Winning Isn't Everything
Written by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Highly entertaining show
26 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To comment on classicalsteve from Oakland, CA's post. The most important point was, as with ANY business situation. : Do your homework on current market values! I don't think in the case of Pawn stars that these guys necessarily make an offer based on what YOU think you should get for it, but rather, what they think or know they can get for the item. No different than any other wholesale to retail business.

Although there are similarities to antique roadshow, these guys are offering INSTANT CASH in most cases. When they are unsure of an items value, they bring in experts in their field, and they do it while the customer is there. It is funny when the expert says an item is worth 3000 retail and then the customer expects 3000. As Rick says over and over, I can't stay in business paying retail.

As to Steve's comments on collectibles; I don't think they are making 10x what an item is worth. Anyone that stupid to sell so cheaply deserves to get hammered in my opinion. If you are a collector, then you should be doing your own homework on channels to sell through, and there are plenty of them. If you feel your best option is to sell to a pawn broker, then what would you be expecting? Steve, I'd like to know in your opinion, what exactly the value of "culture" is, as you state in your post. They are pawn brokers. That's what the show is about. Your post suggests that the SELLERS of the items are not interested in the money, which is clearly not the case. Every single person is most interested in what they can get for their item. And I also don't agree with your assessment of "the poor seller at their mercy due to lack of knowledge." Knowledge is something that can be acquired, and sellers should obviously have acquired some concerning their items value before entering the arena of buying and selling. Also how could they tell the buyer what they intend to resell the item for when they really never KNOW what they're going to get. Market forces are constantly at work. Personally I think you paint a picture here that these guys are crooks, when in reality, this is business as usual. Buy low, sell high. You are clearly not a businessman. The interaction between the characters is highly entertaining, and somewhat informative as well.


40 of 54 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Stupidity of sellers bbnj62
Chum singlehandedly killing show; he is unwatchable!!!! ctraugh13
The 'Beard of Knowledge', Mark Hall-Patton... mrnocal
The show's gotten so bad even the FTP scene groups stopped releasing it matej-oz
Who is in the picture behind Rick's desk? neo_jenner
coin trivia error answer is wrong!!!!!!!!! underwood222
Discuss Pawn Stars (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page