TV preview – Pawn Stars hits South Africa

2014-10-14 18:45

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The second-biggest reality TV show in the US is making its move to South Africa, setting up shop at the Cash Inn Pawn Shop in Hyde Park, Joburg.

Pawn Stars premiered in the US in 2009 and recently aired its 327th episode. Pawn Stars SA has been commissioned for an initial run of 16 half-hour episodes and will begin airing next week.

The series takes place at the Cash Inn Pawn Shop, owned by Roy Peretz and managed by his partners, Eytan Nadler and Liel Rimon.

The shop is situated in the Hyde Park business district and its impressive collection of items range from a rugby jersey signed by all the members of the 1995 World Cup team to what appears to be a surface-to-air missile resting on an old colonial-era table next to a series of old clocks and timepieces.

According to its website, the shop has been specialising in gold, diamonds, fine art, watches and war medals since 1999.

The neat and spotless interior is home to an incredible collection of historical items. Roy Peretz is clearly proud of his business.

Looking at his collection of antique items, and experiencing his smooth and conversational friendliness, it is little wonder that his shop was chosen out of hundreds in South Africa to host the new show.

The first episode will feature a Soviet trainer aeroplane, the backfiring of a bet involving an archery set and, according to a hopeful believer, video footage capturing the existence of aliens.

»?The series will air two episodes every Tuesday until December 2

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