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Are you smarter than Rick, Chumlee and Corey of ‘Pawn Stars’? Then ‘Pawnography’ is for you

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“Pawn Stars” parody “Pawn Shop Live!” officially moved to the Riviera from the Golden Nugget on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Austin “Chumlee” Russell is pictured here posing with fans.

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‘Pawn Shop Live!’ Moves to Riviera

“Pawn Stars” parody “Pawn Shop Live!” officially moved to the Riviera from the Golden Nugget on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Austin “Chumlee” Russell is pictured here posing with fans. Launch slideshow »

Our hometown “Pawn Stars” heroes have won a new TV series commitment from the History Channel, where they are lauded as the cable network’s top-rated show.

With the titillating title of “Pawnography,” the production begins next month here in Las Vegas with a studio audience. Ten half-hour episodes will be taped with the game competition series based on the original docu series.

Cast members of “Pawn Stars” will face off against winning contestants who first compete in their own challenges. There will be three rounds of trivia questions that increase in difficulty before the winners meet the “Pawn Stars” stars.

Then it’s the reality TV stars’ knowledge against the competitors seeking to win money, prizes and other items from the world-famous Gold & Silver Pawn.

The spin-off is being produced by Leftfield Pictures, with Elaine Bryant, Zachery Behr and Russ McCarroll as executive producers. Today’s official green light from the History Channel will be followed with more details later about shoot dates, studio location and how to obtain tickets.

Check out the accompanying photograph for casting-call details. The parody “Pawn Shop Live!” recently moved to the Riviera from the downtown Golden Nugget.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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