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 buyers return to Montebello, where Darrell has had some of his biggest scores. Will he repeat or crash and burn? Meanwhile, Brandi learns that Jarrod is facing a problem that affects more than just their business.
Rene and Casey take on rival couple Jarrod and Brandi; Darrell wins an intriguing locker after dodging a bullet; Ivy encounters a furry friend.
Ivy tries to continue his winning streak; Rene and Darrell play mind games; Jarrod and Brandi visit a crime scene and travel back in time.
Brandi is ready to close the Long Beach store, but Jarrod is determined to save it by scoring more lockers. Ivy tries to intimidate other buyers while Darrell gets the shock treatment. Will Rene's cockiness get the best of him?
Brandi and Jarrod split up; Ivy hires a new employee to take care of the shop; Darrell finds success again; Rene learns how to strip.
Ivy pranks the competition; Rene and Casey space out; Jarrod and Brandi may have to close their Long Beach store if they can't score a major profit.
Ivy races against time to win a locker and get home; Rene outspends the competition, but Darrell and Brandon manage to come out ahead.
Rene and Casey plan to spare no expense in order to fill up their truck; Jarrod and Brandi's Long Beach store becomes the subject of gossip; Ivy's latest score could affect his career.
The buyers seek to school Rene on his home turf; Darrell hopes to blast the competition; Jarrod and Brandi try to break out of their slump.
Rene is groomed to vanquish the competition; Ivy learns an important locker lesson; Darrell spends the most money of his career.
Darrell's warehouse is just a stone's throw away from the auction, so he and Brandon plan to sweep up the units while Ivy and Rene team up in an attempt to shut them out. Jarrod and Brandi go on a date and fall back in love... with storage buying!
Rene and Casey make a statement by bringing a caravan of trucks, but will they buy big enough to fill them or go home with an empty caravan of trucks? Darrell comes armed with donuts in an attempt to distract the competition with a sugar rush, while Jarrod and Brandi plan a four-year anniversary party for their Orange Store.
Rene's superstitious attitude could prove to be a hindrance; Ivy trusts his gut; Jarrod and Brandi manage to get the last laugh on their rivals.
Darrell hopes to humiliate Ivy in his own backyard; Jarrod and Brandi are surrounded by pigs; Rene purchases a 'crappy' locker.
Ivy is on the hunt for high-end in Moreno Valley, and Jarrod reveals to Brandi an alter ego known as MAX PROFIT! Darrell is forced to attend the auction alone--can the Gambler win without his side bet? Meanwhile, Rene's locker-buying addiction results in a close encounter with death.
Casey attempts to keep a rein on Rene's spending habits; Darrell and Brandon use their intuition to soar above their competitors; Ivy tries to secretly learn Jarrod and Brandi's purchasing strategy.
Ivy is revved up and looking for high-end lockers, Rene and Casey are at odds over what to buy, and things get a little hairy for Jarrod and Brandi. Meanwhile, Darrell tries to distract the competition with some old-fashioned pranks-- who will be the brunt of the joke?
The pressure is on for Darrell and Brandon to dial up some merchandise for their website. Ivy's exhaustion forces him to switch into robot mode, and Rene dresses for success. Jarrod and Brandi have a "nice" new strategy... but will it work?
It's spring break and Jarrod and Brandi decide to bring their kids to the auction. Will they be a help or a hindrance? Rene and Casey are back working as a team. Ivy hopes to stock up for his upcoming store auction and Darrel puts his "Gambler" nickname to the ultimate test.
Jarrod and Brandi are all about having fun as they try to dunk the competition. Darrell and Brandon hope to be on par with a victory, while Casey tries her hand at bidding. Ivy transforms his store into an auction house... but will he flip a profit?
Everyone is shocked to see Dave Hester return to the auctions with a vengeance, but even the Mogul can't stop the buyers from scoring great units in Huntington Beach. Darrell tries to get Brandon in "top-tip" shape, an injury forces Ivy to change up his game, and Jarrod and Brandi score a unit that leads to a wild ride.
At an auction in Montclair, Ivy rakes in the dollar bills while Darrell keeps things old school and finds something that will launch him to new heights. Brandi worries Jarrod's hangover will get in the way of buying. And despite his fight with Laura, Dave just won't stay away and ends up hacking the competition.
Jarrod and Brandi are determined not to let Dave distract them from a good score while Darrell wants to find out more about the elusive Mogul. Dave shows up with with even more bluster and Ivy uncovers a treasure that promises adventure on the high seas.
Darrell and Brandon are excited to return to West Covina as it is a hidden honeypot for the tank-topped duo. While it's off the beaten path, Jarrod and Brandi decide to follow Darrel's lead deep into the Inland Empire. Ivy makes the trek in search of low level merchandise and Dave has a first class find.
The buyers have a surprise visitor from the Lone Star state at an auction in Upland, CA. Jarrod and Brandi are determined to make big money from small finds. Darrell and Brandon discover a piece of history that takes them to the airwaves and Ivy's bad day ends with a bang.
Dan and Laura Dotson find themselves in a life or death crisis. Unaware, the buyers get down to business in Hemet, CA. Ivy sorts through the competition, while Brandi has trouble just keeping Jarrod focused on buying. And Mary Padian encounters something that could be "a little" out of this world.
The buyers are back in Moreno Valley, CA where Darrell and Brandon discover the sweet taste of success. Mary Padian's looking for love...and nice units. And the sequel to Jarrod and Brandi's last trip to Moreno Valley, "The Adventures of Max Profit" quickly turns into..."The Education of Miss Profit."
Dan Dotson returns to the auctions in Costa Mesa, where the buyers have their sights set on Dave Hester in his home turf. Darrell and Brandon take the auction over the top. And Jarrod and Brandi discover something that takes them to a place where no bidder has gone before.
The buyers head to the hills of Murietta for an auction that has tensions and prices running high. Dave angers Darrell so much that it leads to the Gambler doing something drastic. Ivy uses brains over brawn to score a locker while Jarrod and Brandi struggle to land a unit.