Is the show PAWN STARS staged?

pawn starsThe History Channel’s reality series Pawn Stars is staged but there is no acting involved. The personalities seen in the show are real.

Negotiations between the staff of Las Vegas’ Gold & Silver Pawn Shop and their customers are often edited for length.

When a customer brings in a unique or interesting item, he or she may be asked to return to the shop so that the crew can catch the negotiations on camera.

The series premiered on July 19, 2009, and it just wrapped up airing the finale of its 5th season on February 27, 2012. The show stars Corey Harrison, Rick Harrison, and Richard Harrison.

Updated on Tuesday, March 13 2012 at 03:25AM EDT