Nellie Andreeva

TruTV has greenlit Hardcore Pawn: Chicago, a spinoff from its flagship reality series Hardcore Pawn. Hardcore Pawn: Chicago, which has received a 10-episode order for a premiere later this year, takes viewers behind the scenes at “the baddest pawn shop in Chicago.” Royal Pawn Shop is owned by Randy and Wayne Cohen, two brothers who  don’t always see eye to eye, except when it comes to finding the best deals for the business. This is the second spinoff from Hardcore Pawn and the first Hardcore Pawn series not to be produced by Zodiak USA which is behind the mothership show, which is TruTV’s top-rated series, and spinoff Combat Pawn, which premiered last month. Hardcore Pawn: Chicago will be produced by Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment (The Catalina), with Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey executive producing.

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