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Discovery Channel brings Reality TV to Branson

Posted by on March 3, 2013

casting_image_26A new TV reality show in the works for the Discovery Channel will bring Branson to the airwaves in a new way.

According to High Noon Entertainment production company, Branson Pawn Shop (the working title for the series) is set to air this summer with eight episodes filmed at Branson Pawn on the corner of Main and Commercial streets in downtown Branson.

According to Lynn Berry with the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, High Noon posted a casting call on its website for the show, which has already filmed in Branson. The production company is expected back in Branson in late March or early April. High Noon Entertainment produces TLC’s Cake Boss and VH1′s Tough Love.

According to High Noon’s website the new series revolves around Branson Pawn Shop  and the hundreds of people and their possessions as they come to the shop. The website states, “The pawn shop personnel not only buy and sell jewelry, electronics and furs — they’ve also been known to take in cars, animals, antiques, currency, appliances, memorabilia, musical instruments and everything in between. Think of it like the History Channel’s Pawn Stars with a twist.”

The unique twist for this reality show is that customers have the chance to earn more money for their item than the pawn shop initially offers. If the customer is confident about the worth of the items they have, they can earn more by competing in a specialized trivia game against the pawn shop’s staff.

Branson has also been featured in episodes of House Hunters and Hotel Impossible among others and the movie “Winter’s Bone” was filmed in the area.

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