‘Hardcore Pawn’ Episode Guide (Aug. 20): Les Purchases the Store’s Biggest Deal Ever

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‘Hardcore Pawn’ Episode Guide (Aug. 20): Les Purchases the Store’s Biggest Deal Ever

“Million Dollar Deal Part 2” (08/20/14) – The Golds’ investigation into the million dollar art deal takes more twists and turns, but eventually, Les shakes hands on the single biggest purchase in store history. Then, a shocking phone call reveals the art dealers may be fraudsters and the mega-deal is in jeopardy.

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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