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Why the Show Storage Wars Has Lasted 11 Seasons

With the 11th season premiere now history (it aired on November 8th) the A&E series Storage Wars has earned an 83% approval rating from Google users and a 7.8 rating from TV.com. For those who have not seen the show, the basic format is to get a group of people together who bid on abandoned or repossessed storage units. It is similar to a garage sale with a few exceptions, and though it seems this simple concept should become boring or monotonous, the ratings show that quite the opposite is true. So what makes this show so popular, or dare

Why the Show Storage Wars Has Lasted 11 Seasons
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5 Strange, Spooky, and Totally True Stories About the Ouija Board

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The Ouija board still holds our imaginations more than 100 years after its creation. First advertised as "Ouija, the Wonderful Talking Board," in 1891, it sold for just $1.50. The simplicity of its design - an alphabet board accompanied by a planchette - belied the long-running fascination people would come to have with the game. The board has been many things throughout its history: a slumber-party staple, a target for religious groups who believe it channels the evil and occult, and a seemingly endless source of inspiration for horror movies and plotlines on TV shows. With movies like Ouija: Origin of Evil earning a place in pop culture, we took a deep dive into the history of the board game and dug up more than a few interesting - and sometimes creepy - stories about Ouija's origins and legacy. It Launched a Famous Author . . . From Beyond the Grave Patience Worth was a prominent writer in the early 1900s,
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TV Trends: 15 Network Chiefs On What Fall Show They’d Steal, Predicting Their Next Hit and What Worries Them

TV Trends: 15 Network Chiefs On What Fall Show They’d Steal, Predicting Their Next Hit and What Worries Them
Watch your back, Hulu. IndieWire surveyed 15 network toppers this summer on a range of questions, including the show they’d most like to steal from a rival. The top show they coveted was easily Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the timely story of a totalitarian dystopia that is on track to potentially win the Outstanding Drama Series Emmy this month.

Execs also raved about a variety of other recent series, including the HBO documentary “The Defiant Ones,” about the relationship between billionaire music moguls Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. And the network honchos were given a chance to single out an upcoming (or recently aired) show that they believe is destined to become a surprise hit. As the industry prepares for another fall season, here’s some insight into what TV’s top executives are thinking, and what’s concerning them most.

Read More:All of IndieWire’s Fall TV Coverage Dana Walden,
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TV Trends: 15 Network Chiefs On What Fall Show They’d Steal, Predicting Their Next Hit and What Worries Them

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TV Trends: 15 Network Chiefs On What Fall Show They’d Steal, Predicting Their Next Hit and What Worries Them
Watch your back, Hulu. IndieWire surveyed 15 network toppers this summer on a range of questions, including the show they’d most like to steal from a rival. The top show they coveted was easily Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the timely story of a totalitarian dystopia that is on track to potentially win the Outstanding Drama Series Emmy this month.

Execs also raved about a variety of other recent series, including the HBO documentary “The Defiant Ones,” about the relationship between billionaire music moguls Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. And the network honchos were given a chance to single out an upcoming (or recently aired) show that they believe is destined to become a surprise hit. As the industry prepares for another fall season, here’s some insight into what TV’s top executives are thinking, and what’s concerning them most.

Read More:All of IndieWire’s Fall TV Coverage Dana Walden,
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'Get Shorty': How Elmore Leonard's Showbiz Satire Became a Small-Screen Gem

'Get Shorty': How Elmore Leonard's Showbiz Satire Became a Small-Screen Gem
When the legendary screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz got to Hollywood, he sent a telegram to his friend Ben Hecht back home in New York: "Millions are to be grabbed out here and your only competition is idiots." That's been a fantasy for hustlers ever since – the idea of Hollywood as a motherlode of suckers waiting to be fleeced by the right guy with the right scheme.

On Get Shorty, Miles Daly wants to be that right guy – a Nevada gangster with an Irish accent, bluffing his way into the movie business.
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Storage Wars Secrets the Cast Doesn’t Want You To Know

Storage Wars has been an entertaining and highly amusing show now for years. It’s featured some truly controversial episodes and run through an entire gamut of emotions that the audience has gotten to see their favorite stars go through from time to time. Yet for all that we have to remember that it’s just a show. Whatever goes on with this series is highly suspect when it comes to “reality”. It might make us laugh and even pump our fist in triumph when our favorite characters get one up on the supposed villain (cough, Hester, cough) but really and truly

Storage Wars Secrets the Cast Doesn’t Want You To Know
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Horror Highlights: Funko’s Mr. Hyde and Bugs Bunny Pop! Vinyl 2-Pack, Devil’S Domain, A Night Of Horror: Volume 1

Funko's Mr. Hyde and Bugs Bunny 2-pack is a must-have for Looney Tunes fans at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and in today's Horror Highlights, we also have home media release details for Devil's Domain and A Night of Horror: Volume 1.

Funko's Looney Tunes Sdcc 2017 Exclusive: Included in Funko's San Diego Comic-Con 2017 exclusives, the Mr. Hyde and Bugs Bunny Looney Tunes Pop! vinyl figure 2-pack will be available at Funko's booth on the show floor. To learn more about Funko's Sdcc exclusives, visit Funko online.

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Devil's Domain Blu-ray / DVD: Cleopatra Entertainment has announced the home video release of Devil's Domain, starring Michael Madsen, Sticky Fingers, Fred Rose, Rene Nezhola (Storage Wars) and featuring the music of Iggy Pop, Dmx, The Onyx, and more. The film is currently available on all VOD platforms, and will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray July 11th.

Devil's Domain is a new-age horror film
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Every 2017 4th of July TV Marathon, Ranked by Watchability

Every 2017 4th of July TV Marathon, Ranked by Watchability
And so we’ve arrived at an ultra-rare Tuesday national holiday in the States. For some, that means an extra-long holiday weekend. Others might be taking advantage of the day off by watching the Coney Island hot dog-eating contest and then departing from the living room for the remainder of the day.

But for those who will remain glued to the couch on this July 4th, the world of TV has once again provided a treasure trove of non-stop programming. By our count, 36 networks are devoting significant amounts of their Independence Day airtime to a single series. In the spirit of comprehensiveness and giving everyone an equal chance to join in on the fun, here’s a list of this year’s TV marathons, arranged by how well they’ll add to the quality of your holiday.

36. Discovery Life – “Body Bizarre”

Starting at 3 p.m.

There is an episode called
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Every 2017 4th of July TV Marathon, Ranked by Watchability

Every 2017 4th of July TV Marathon, Ranked by Watchability
And so we’ve arrived at an ultra-rare Tuesday national holiday in the States. For some, that means an extra-long holiday weekend. Others might be taking advantage of the day off by watching the Coney Island hot dog-eating contest and then departing from the living room for the remainder of the day.

But for those who will remain glued to the couch on this July 4th, the world of TV has once again provided a treasure trove of non-stop programming. By our count, 36 networks are devoting significant amounts of their Independence Day airtime to a single series. In the spirit of comprehensiveness and giving everyone an equal chance to join in on the fun, here’s a list of this year’s TV marathons, arranged by how well they’ll add to the quality of your holiday.

36. Discovery Life – “Body Bizarre”

Starting at 3 p.m.

There is an episode called
See full article at Indiewire Television »

Rob Lowe Comes Face-to-Face With Bigfoot in New Reality Series, “The Lowe Files”

Rob Lowe Comes Face-to-Face With Bigfoot in New Reality Series, “The Lowe Files”
I think we all know that most, if not all of reality shows are staged. Sure, it’s not scripted but the conflict is laid out. Shows like “Storage Wars” allegedly pepper the discoveries while the actors in “Ghost Hunters” can just pretend to see something the camera doesn’t. It’s all in the form of entertainment. […]
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Darrell Sheets

Darrell Sheets is one of the cast members on Storage Wars. In particular, he is famous for being the Gambler, meaning that he prefers to take big risks so as to secure big profits instead of seeking a constant stream of smaller but steadier profits. As a result, an argument can be made that he is an important part of what makes Storage Wars well worth watching. Regardless, it is interesting to note that Sheets is now working with his son, meaning that it seems probable his more than three decades in his chosen profession will translate into a family

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Darrell Sheets
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Here are Some Potential Storage Wars Spin-off Show Ideas

Twenty years ago if someone has said that there would ever be a reality show based on folks bidding on abandoned storage units, no one would have believed it. The show “Storage Wars” has become quite a valuable property on the A&E lineup. This is partly because the voyeur in us loves to get a peek at other people’s stuff and mainly because of the cast of auctioneers and wheeler-dealers who often make a tidy profit off of buying and reselling these goods. Now that the show has hit its stride, a spin-off or two might come about as it

Here are Some Potential Storage Wars Spin-off Show Ideas
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Five Life Lessons the Show Storage Wars Teaches Us

Storage Wars is an American reality TV show that has been running on the A&E Network since 2010. In brief, the state of California has a law that when the rent on a storage locker has not been paid for three months, its contents can be auctioned off as a single lot for cash. As a result, Storage Wars is centered around a core cast of bidders who compete for these lots, whose interactions can teach viewers a number of important life lessons. Here are five life lessons that Storage Wars teaches us: Risk Is a Constant There are times

Five Life Lessons the Show Storage Wars Teaches Us
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Exclusive Clip from Devil’S Domain Features Close Encounters with a Chainsaw

Being kidnapped, tied up, and taunted by a satanic figure is scary in itself, but throw in a revved-up chainsaw and you really have a nightmarish situation on your hands, as evidenced in our exclusive clip from Devil's Domain.

Cleopatra Entertainment provided us with the exclusive Devil's Domain clip that you can watch below, and be sure to keep an eye out for the film's theatrical release on May 19th.

From the Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA (May 4, 2017) – Cleopatra Entertainment has announced that they have set May 19th, 2017 for the theatrical debut of the feature film Devil’S Domain, starring Michael Madsen, Sticky Fingers, Fred Rose, Rene Nezhola (“Storage Wars”) and featuring the music of Iggy Pop, Dmx, The Onyx and more. The film will also be released to all VOD platforms on May 30th, and on Blu-Ray on July 17th.

Devil’S Domain is a new-age horror film centered
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Five Things That You Didn’t Know About Brandi Passante

Brandi Passante may not be a name that everyone knows, but if you are a fan of the A&E series, “Storage Wars,” you know exactly who she is. If you have not seen the show, Brandi is a key member of the show, and she is also the reasonable one in a series that takes pride in presenting loud, colorful and ridiculous personalities. For those of you who are aware of who Brandi is, as always, there is a side of the star that the fans are unaware of. There is always something that even the most intense fanatic just

Five Things That You Didn’t Know About Brandi Passante
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Horror Highlights: Devil’S Domain, Aaron’S Blood, Happy Endings Are A Rarity

In today's Horror Highlights, we have release details and trailers for the satanic Devil's Domain, the vampiric Aaron's Blood, and the haunted house thriller Happy Endings Are a Rarity.

Devil's Domain Release Details & Trailer: Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (May 4, 2017) – Cleopatra Entertainment has announced that they have set May 19th, 2017 for the theatrical debut of the feature film Devil’S Domain, starring Michael Madsen, Sticky Fingers, Fred Rose, Rene Nezhola (“Storage Wars”) and featuring the music of Iggy Pop, Dmx, The Onyx and more. The film will also be released to all VOD platforms on May 30th, and on Blu-Ray on July 17th.

Devil’S Domain is a new-age horror film centered on a cyber-bullying incident at a fictional high school that goes terribly wrong. The victim then seeks her own unique form of revenge, albeit with some super-natural help along the way.

Devil’S Domain was written and directed by Jared Cohn (The Horde,
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Obama at A+E Networks Event: "I Still Have Not Driven a Car"

Former President Barack Obama appeared at an A+E Networks event on Thursday (April 27) in Manhattan, one of his first public appearances since leaving office last January. The former president posed for pictures with attendees of the "History Makers" lunch at The Pierre Hotel on the Upper East Side. He delivered remarks about the need to do the "hard work" of reconciliation instead of taking the "easy" route toward the politics of exclusion and "nationalism."

He also joked that he has a backlog of A+E series Pawn Stars and Storage Wars on his DVR.

He then sat for a 90-minute discussion with presidential historian Doris...
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Philip Segal to Depart FremantleMedia Original Productions CEO Post

Philip Segal will step down from his role as CEO of FremantleMedia North America Original Productions, the company announced Wednesday. Original productions COO and business affairs exec VP Ernie Avila and development and programming exec VP Sarah Whalen will take over management of the organization after Segal departs at the end of his contract this spring. Avila and Whalen will report to FremantleMedia North America co-ceo Jennifer Mullin.

“Philip has been an incredibly respected member of our team, leading Op and successfully managing key long-running and award-winning franchises including ‘Deadliest Catch,’ ‘Ice Road Truckers,’ ‘Bering Sea Gold,’ ‘Storage Wars’ and ‘Jay Leno’s Garage,'” Mullin said. “We wish Philip all the best in his new endeavors and we look forward to Ernie and Sarah lending their expertise across the business during this transition.”

Segal took over original production in 2012.

“It has been such a privilege to be at the helm of Original where we have built
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Philip Segal To Step Down As CEO Of Fmna’s Original Productions

Updated: Philip Segal, CEO of the FremanteMedia North America-owned Original Productions, will be departing at the end of his contract this spring. Taking over his duties on an interim basis will be Ernie Avila, Original Prods.' COO & Evp Business Affairs, and Sarah Whalen, the company's Evp Development and Programming. Both will report into Jennifer Mullin, Co-ceo of FremantleMedia North America. Segal took the reins of Deadliest Catch and Storage Wars producer Original…
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Premiere Date & Key Art for Starz Series American Gods

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Based on Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name, the Starz series American Gods will premiere on Sunday, April 30th (following its world premiere at SXSW) and is teased in new key art.

Press Release (via TheFutonCritic): Beverly Hills, Calif. - February 23, 2017 - Starz announced today that the highly-anticipated eight-episode first season of FremantleMedia North America produced Starz Original Series "American Gods," adapted from Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, will make its network premiere on Sunday, April 30th at 9Pm Et/Pt.

Starz also debuted the U.S. key art. Both announcements come ahead of the World Premiere and extended Q&A of the series at SXSW in March. The series will debut publicly at the festival on March 11 at 11 Am Ct at the Vimeo Theater in the Austin Convention Center followed by an extended Q&A moderated by Kcrw's Elvis Mitchell. Showrunners and cast in attendance will include Bryan Fuller,
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