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OLN Announces Start of Production on Original Reality Series

OLN has announced cast and production details for the highly anticipated original reality series Storage Wars Canada. With principal filming on the 36-episode, half-hour series now underway in Ontario, the cast features a seasoned auctioneer and six determined professional bidders, each with the same amount of motivation, but all with their own unique strategy. Commissioned by OLN’s original programming team, produced by Proper Television, and licensed by FremantleMedia, Storage Wars Canada is slated to premiere on OLN this summer. Full broadcast details to be announced at a later date.

“OLN consistently delivers outrageous real life stories loaded with uncensored, unapologetic, and off-the-cuff characters,” said Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media. “In Storage Wars Canada, viewers can expect to see a group of fiercely competitive players with distinct personalities, ready to battle it out for the next locker.”

Storage Wars Canada is a modern-day treasure hunt, as professional bidders use their combined knowledge, expertise, and wit to bid on the contents of abandoned, repossessed, and forgotten storage containers. Second-generation auctioneer Don Reinhart is joined by six fierce bidders, including: Roy Dirnbeck – “The Instigator”; Cindy Hayden and Rick Coffill – “The Veterans”; Ursula Stolf – “The Knock Out”; and father-and-son duo Paul and Bogart Kenny – “High Roller and The Kid.”

“We were surprised at the number of high-calibre candidates who applied for Storage Wars Canada,” said Guy O’Sullivan, President, Proper Television. “From veterans to beginners, I honestly didn’t think we would have this many great contenders to choose from. The cast members really impressed us and we can’t wait to watch them go into battle and score big.”

Coming together with different levels of experience and knowledge, these buyers only have one thing in common: they will do anything to get what they want, and what they want is to find the next big deal.