History’s “Pawn Stars” go Cajun

History is spinning off its hit series Pawn Stars with a new show from Leftfield Pictures, Cajun Pawn Stars, which will premiere on the U.S. network on January 8.
December 15, 2011

History is spinning off its hit series Pawn Stars with a new show from Leftfield Pictures, Cajun Pawn Stars.

Premiering on January 8 at 10 p.m. EST, the 14-episode, 30-minute series goes inside the world of Silver Dollar Pawn & Jewelry Center in Alexandria, Louisiana, owned and operated by Jimmie DeRamus and his family.

Jimmie, a.k.a. “Big Daddy,” has more than 27 years of experience buying and selling everything from a vintage 1936 Ford flathead V8 to a herd of donkeys and Jerry Lee Lewis’s first recording. The Silver Dollar Pawn is one of the biggest shops in the south, measuring 20,000 square feet and housing more than 100,000 artifacts.

Each episode will focus on both the interesting items brought in by local characters and the family dynamic of Jimmie, his daughter Tammie and his younger brother Johnnie, and their circle of expert appraisers and buyers from the area.

Cajun Pawn Stars is produced for History by Pawn Stars producers Leftfield. Executive producers for History are Paul Cabana and Mary Donahue, while Leftfield’s Brent Montgomery and David George are exec producers for the indie. Joel Patterson serves as showrunner for Leftfield.

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