A&E's Storage Wars premiered in 2010 and followed professional buyers in California as they attempted to outbid each other at abandoned storage unit auctions, led by auctioneers Dan and Laura Dotson.
While most of the storage units featured on the show were not worth the trouble, there were a few finds with big profits. The series proved to wildly popular and led to a handful of spinoffs on the network including Storage Wars: Texas, Storage Wars: Miami, Storage Wars: New York, and Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job.
As of 2019, there have been 269 episodes of Storage Wars.
Storage Wars cast:
- Dave Hester (Season 1 — 3, Season 5 —)
- Darrell Sheets (Season 1 —)
- Brandon Sheets (Season 1 — 9)
- Jarod Schultz and Brandi Passante (Season 1 —)
- Barry Weiss (Season 1 — 4)
- Ivy Calvin (Season 5 —)
- Rene Nezhoda and Casey Lloyd (Season 5 —)
- Mary Padian (Season 5 —)
- Kenny Crosley (Season 10 —)
- Shana Dahan and Edwina Registre (Season 11 —)
- Justin Bryant (Season 11 —)
Is Storage Wars real?
While there are plenty of "treasure hunters" who buy abandoned storage units every day, star Dave Hester claims that the A&E series is all staged.
According to Dave, Storage Wars is not real at all, and in his lawsuit against the network, he alleges that all the "buyers" on the show are prepaid. David even says that a lot of the "surprise finds" in the lockers are actually planted there by the production companies.
"Nearly every aspect of the series is faked, even down to the plastic surgery that one of the female cast members underwent in order to create more 'sex appeal' for the show," he said.
What happened Barry on Storage Wars?
Despite rumors, Barry is very much alive, and in fact, he left the show in 2015 because he wanted to get back to his original job of "professional slacker."
"I had a blast," he said in an interview about his time on Storage Wars. "It was fun, but I had enough and I kind of wanted to leave while it was still popular."
However, he did get his own spinoff, Barry'd Treasure, before quitting.
Is Storage Wars still on?
If you are hoping for a Season 13 of Storage Wars in 2020, you might be waing for a while. Stars Rene and Casey recently revealed that "the network has moved on from Storage Wars."
So, it looks like after 12 seasons, Storage Wars has come to an end... until the next spinoff.
Latest Storage Wars News and Updates
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Brandi Passante Is Back on 'Storage Wars,' Baby!Brandi Passante, an OG from 'Storage Wars' is back for Season 15 baby! Let's check in with her to see what she's been up to and where she is now!
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Brandi Passante Is Back on 'Storage Wars' — and Dating Someone NewWhat happened to Brandi from 'Storage Wars'? She is back for Season 15 of the A&E reality series, but no longer with her partner Jarrod Schulz.
'Storage Wars' Star Jarrod Has Moved on From the Show — and His Ex BrandiWhat happened to Jarrod Schulz on 'Storage Wars'? He was charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic violence battery in May 2021. Where is he now?
Here's Why Barry Weiss Left Storage Wars...And Why He Is Returning to the Show'Storage Wars' star Barry Weiss was one of the program's most beloved faces for years. So, what happened to him, and what is he up to in 2023?
Why did Mary Padian Disappear From 'Storage Wars'?What happened to Mary on 'Storage Wars'? Fans are wondering where the reality star is. We're here with the information you need.
'Storage Wars' Star Gunter Nezhoda Has Died at 67'Storage Wars' star Gunter Nezhoda has died, as confirmed by his son and co-star Rene Nezhoda. What was Gunter's cause of death?
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Are Rene and Casey From 'Storage Wars' Still Married? They're Back for Season 14Did Rene and Casey from 'Storage Wars' get a divorce? The owners of Bargain Hunters Thrift Store have certainly been busy since the show ended.
The 'Storage Wars' Cast Members Have Sizable Net Worths — Here's How They RankHow wealthy are the 'Storage Wars' cast members? They're always hunting for treasure! Here’s how they rank in terms of net worth.
Dave Hester Started His Own Business Venture After Leaving 'Storage Wars'What happened to Dave Hester? The most controversial cast member of 'Storage Wars' filed a lawsuit against A&E in 2012, which resulted in his firing.
Meet 'Storage Wars' Star Ivy Calvin's Wife WendyIt’s interesting to learn details about Ivy Calvin's life outside of 'Storage Wars' –– including who his wife is and where his net worth stands today.
'Storage Wars' Auctioneer Dan Dotson Knows His Craft WellDan Dotson has been the main 'Storage Wars' auctioneer since the beginning of the series, but is that his job outside of the show too?
Here's How Buying and Selling Works on 'Storage Wars''Storage Wars' follows people who bid on and purchase old storage units, but can you buy them yourself if you're not part of the cast?
'Storage Wars' Alum Nabila Haniss Scored Quite a Few Bargains Over the YearsBefore appearing on 'Storage Wars,' Nabila Haniss made the headlines by selling a storage unit once owned by Paris Hilton. Read on to find out more.
Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz Recently Ran Into Each Other and Things Got UglyWhat happened to Jarrod and Brandi on 'Storage Wars'? The stars said that their relationship was over in the Season 13 premiere of 'Storage Wars.'
Jarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante Have Moved on After Their 'Storage Wars' SplitJarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante are no longer together on 'Storage Wars' and haven't been for a while, so who is his new girlfriend?
Brandi Passante Reveals Just How Real 'Storage Wars' Is (EXCLUSIVE)Ahead of the Season 13 premiere of 'Storage Wars,' Brandi Passante talked with 'Distractify' about how real the show is and if items are planted.
Auctioneers Talk Quickly for a Psychological Reason That Helps Money FlowIf you've ever watched a live auction and wondered why the auctioneers talk so fast, you're not alone. Keep reading for the reason.
Shannon From 'Storage Wars' Is Living Her Best Life Now, in Case You WonderedIf you watched 'Storage Wars' you might remember Shannon and Artie. They didn't spend a lot of time on the show, but they made an impact.
Fans Are Still Talking About This ‘Storage Wars’ Fight Between Dave and JarrodA 2012 clip of a ‘Storage Wars’ fight between Dave Hester and Jarrod Schulz still has fans of the A&E series talking, all these years later.
Mary and Moe Were a Solid Team on 'Storage Wars: Texas'Mary Padian and Moe Prigoff were a force to be reckoned with on 'Storage Wars: Texas,' but what was the nature of their relationship?
Barry Weiss From 'Storage Wars' Is Living a Quiet Life in CaliforniaIs Barry from 'Storage Wars' still alive? The collector and former reality star nearly died in a motorcycle accident last year.
This 'Storage Wars' Haul Is the Biggest Profit Ever Made in the Show's History'Storage Wars' bidders have managed to secure some sizable profits over the years, but what was the biggest haul anyone's ever gotten?
It Seems Like Cops Have Found the Person Who Shot This 'Storage Wars' Star's SonDan Dotson, the longtime 'Storage Wars' star, was met with some horrific news when he learned his son was shot in the chest. Find out more.