‘Hardcore Pawn’ Episode Guide (Aug. 6): Karen Tries to Make Peace Between Seth and Ashley

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‘Hardcore Pawn’ Episode Guide (Aug. 6): Karen Tries to Make Peace Between Seth and Ashley

“Karen in the Middle” (08/06/14) – When an argument with Seth leaves Ashley in tears, Karen attempts to broker a peace deal. Seth refuses, but Karen’s gesture brings her and Ashley closer together. Plus, Bobby J takes a joyride on two-story tractor, and a watch snob finds himself on Seth’s bad side.

TruTV’s “Hardcore Pawn” takes viewers behind the scenes of the immense American Jewelry & Loan, a family business owned by third-generation pawnbroker Les Gold. Working with Les are his son, Seth, who is being groomed to eventually take over the store, and daughter, Ashley, who thinks Seth isn’t ready for the top job.

In season eight, Les will be at his all-time best as master negotiator and changes are in store. The Dec. 17 premiere will pick up where the previous season’s shocking finale left off. After a devastated Les discovers Seth has been working in another pawnshop behind his back, the question on everyone’s mind is: “Will Seth turn his back on the family business for good?” Also in the season opener, Ashley gets spooked by a skeleton rock band; Bobby J. tosses the pigskin for a big win; and a vintage watch leads to a very surprising offer from Les.

“Hardcore Pawn” has averaged 2.7 million total viewers in 2013, ranking as basic cable’s #1 unscripted series in the Tuesday 9 p.m. timeslot. truTV has ordered 13 episodes in this latest round, bringing the season eight total to 26.

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