Storage Wars

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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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    By Stephanie Harper
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    By Leila Kozma
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  • Ivy Calvin
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  • Dan and Laura Dotson
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    'Storage Wars' Auctioneer Dan Dotson Knows His Craft Well

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    By Chrissy Bobic
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  • Jarrod Schulz from 'Storage Wars'
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    By Leila Kozma
  • Barry Weiss
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    '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 2021?
    By Anna Quintana
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    Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz Recently Ran Into Each Other and Things Got Ugly

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    By Leila Kozma
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    Jarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante are no longer together on 'Storage Wars' and haven't been for a while, so who is his new girlfriend?
    By Chrissy Bobic
  • Brandi Passante

    Brandi Passante Has Been Busy Since Season 12 of 'Storage Wars' Ended (EXCLUSIVE)

    What happened to Brandi from 'Storage Wars'? She was a fixture on the A&E auction-centric reality series. Details on if she's still with Jarrod.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Brandi Passante

    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.
    By Sara Belcher
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    By Mustafa Gatollari
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    Shannon From 'Storage Wars' Is Living Her Best Life Now, in Case You Wondered

    If 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.
    By Gina Vaynshteyn
  • storage wars fight dave and jarrod
    Reality TV

    Fans Are Still Talking About This ‘Storage Wars’ Fight Between Dave and Jarrod

    A 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.
    By Dan Clarendon
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    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?
    By Chrissy Bobic
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    Barry Weiss From 'Storage Wars' Is Living a Quiet Life in California

    Is Barry from 'Storage Wars' still alive? The collector and former reality star nearly died in a motorcycle accident last year.
    By Distractify Staff
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    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?
    By Mustafa Gatollari
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    It Seems Like Cops Have Found the Person Who Shot This 'Storage Wars' Star's Son

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    By Mustafa Gatollari
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