A&E presents the new original real-life series "Storage Wars," which follows four professional buyers and their teams as they scour repossessed storage units in search of hidden treasure. Part gamblers, part detectives, these auction pros have found everything from coffins to the world's most valuable comic book collection, paying as little as ten dollars for items valued in the millions. The 12-episode half-hour series premieres on A&E, Wednesday, December 1 at 10PM ET/PT. Each episode of "Storage Wars" follows a group of bidders as they get a quick peek inside the units, aided only by the beam of a flashlight. They then must assess on the spot if the unit is worth a bid and how high they will actually go to grasp the gold. The high-stakes fun begins as we see if the resulting buy is full of mostly trash... or true treasure. Driven by Dan Dotson, one of the most successful and outrageous auctioneers in the country, the cast of buyers is as colorful and varied as the treasures they uncover.
The oldest facility in Los Angeles is where the newest buyers make their debut. Brandi and Jarrod try to piece together a win and Ivy tries to hoard most of the units all to himself.
The buyers hit up Dan's home town and the Vegas Ladies' locker really takes off. Kenny's purchase sets his wallet alight. Meanwhile Brandi and Jarrod put their vacation funds on the line.
In Victorville, Jarrod and Brandi's mischievous sides emerge. Ivy grabs a lock that no one else can tolerate and Mary puts the new guy in his place.
Ivy takes it to the house in nearby Lancaster, while Dave takes advantage of being so close to Ivy. Meanwhile, Justin has hit a nerve with Rene and comes out ahead.
It's the hottest day ever in Riverside and Kenny starts to see things. Ivy gives Mary a boost, while Shana and Edwina stumble across their own paradise.
The ladies from Vegas meet Dave, who promptly takes their locker away, leaving them only scraps; Kenny uses Mary as a Dave shield, and the two find their way to a decent unit of their own.
In Placentia, the Ladies from Vegas try out their own bidding style. Brandi and Jarrod try to phone it in, while Kenny and his brother show everyone that family comes second.
Rene steals some units in Rancho Palos Verdes. Mary's locker reveals a sticky past and Justin shows that he can turn a small investment into a big return.
Emily is faced with an all male day in Paramount. Justin seeks Ivy's guidance with his vintage Cadillac parts. Meanwhile Kenny regrets speaking up during the auction.
Back in Adelanto, Ivy records a hefty find. Brandi and Jarrod test the waters and it pays off big for them. Mary cranks up her profit to the sweet sound of success.
Back in Orange, Kenny takes a trip down memory lane. Brandi and Jarrod get to work on a tool locker, while Darrell and his granddaughter find a creepy item in their locker.
The buyers are losing their minds in West Covina. Kenny hunts for cougars, but finds a portable pulpit instead. Ivy shows the ladies how to dress for success.
The auction heads back to Moreno Valley where Justin's congeniality earns him Rene's goodwill and the chance to level up. Darrell's tubular locker tests out OK.
In Riverside, Kenny gets baited into bidding on a massive locker. Rene and Casey grab a small unit and churn a few bucks. Later, Shana and Edwina find out their mystery box is mislabeled.
In Hawaiian Gardens, Darrell breaks in the new guy. Brandi and Jarrod detect something mysterious in their unit and Justin paws his way through a decent locker.
Back in Santa Ana, the buyers face ten vaults all belonging to the same owner. Dave grabs almost half of them and Ivy gets a nice profit out of his. In the end, Mary and Kenny end up doing all the heavy lifting.
In Stanton, Dave finds that sometimes making profit is like pulling teeth. Mary grinds to make some money, while Ivy's locker ends up sucking and blowing.
Once again in Riverside, Shana and Edwina bring their "Golden Girls Chic" but end up phoning it in. Dave sets his eyes on a messy unit. Rene isn't suppose to be buying, so he sells instead.
Back in Torrance, Mary dabbles with Dave's dark arts, while Kenny takes some excavation lessons. Brandi and Jarrod quit horsing around long enough to stumble across a wartime oddity.
The buyers try to get away from it all, heading out to Lake Arrowhead, where Ivy puts economies of scale to the test. Justin almost hits the bullseye on his locker, while Darrell and Chad's fortunes are found on the farm.
Dave brings his mentor with him to Rancho Cucamonga, but has little to show for it. Brandi and Jarrod go all in on a hunch. Kenny tries to downsize his strategy and Ivy shows a skeptical Emily how he pulls a win out of a locker.
It's nine stories of treasures in Koreatown and the Vegas Ladies discover that one of them has some Texas flair. Kenny lucks out looking for lady stuff and Mary gets the spring back in her step.
Out in West Covina, Rene brings Gunther along for moral support but gets annoyed when the older German won't take sides. Darrell stumbles over what may be a diamond in the rough. Brandi and Jarrod discover a different national pastime.
It's "Bring Your Brother to Work Day" in Thousand Valleys. Justin sinks his money into a unit with an interesting pair. Dave pushes Mary to the breaking point and Kenny finds the time to make a nice profit... piece by piece.
In Huntington Beach, Darrel's inside information amplifies his investment considerably. Mary's find cooks up some oversized accoutrements. Kenny takes advantage of the other buyers' missteps to grab a unit.
This time, Darrell might be at risk of losing his title of "The King of Montebello." Brandi and Jarrod find their way back to the auction with the help of some pocket tech. Casey bails herself out despite being confined with an infectious German and Ivy scoops up finds after finds.
The parking lot is tiny in Van Nuys and Mary needs help managing it. Ivy is on the prowl for a bike--ANY bike. Dave picks up a locker that turns out to be therapeutic, while Justin tries to show the rest of them how you make the most out of a unit.
It's "prison" hugs all around in the city of Orange. Brandi and Jarrod bring an old friend to do all the heavy lifting. Ivy finds his fun in little things. Amidst all the water damage, Mary discovers where her bread is really buttered. Shana and Edwina crack themselves up with some snappy accessories.
Rolling into Buena Park with their crew, Brandi and Jarrod pick up what may be the best of the worst. Kenny and his cousin glide through a locker that's only half decent. Ivy comes to the auction dressed to kill and Mary tries to turn up the volume.