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November 2010

TruTV’s ‘Pawn Stars’ knock-off scores big ratings

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Read original copy here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/live-feed/trutvs-pawn-stars-knock-scores-54279

It’s a bittersweet ratings victory when you score record numbers for a show that, let’s face it, isn’t exactly yours.

les gold hardcore pawnjpg 9fb7bc65440c79f9 large 1TruTV’s “Hardcore Pawn” debuted Monday to 2 million viewers, and 1 million in the adult demo — the network’s most-watched series premiere ever.

“Hardcore Pawn” is behind-the-scenes look at working inside “one the country’s largest pawn shops” where “each pawn ticket has a story.”

Imitation is the sincerist form of television and there’s nothing wrong with digging a mine where the gold is being found, but you gotta expect that you’re still gonna take some teasing for it too.