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Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media
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Behind-the-scenes peek at auctions doesn't appraise well.

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Positive Messages

No major takeaways here. The show does emphasize money-making techniques (one auctioneer says, "For me, it's all about the money.") and people's personal reasons for wanting to sell their items.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The auctioneers are all professionals and they do have a certain passion for their work (driven largely by money, for some). Some customers demonstrate immature behavior.


Occasional bleeped language, and one angry person flips a blurred out bird.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parent need to know that not everyone featured in this reality show about making money as an auctioneer behaves maturely. Expect some occasional language or bratty behavior mixed in with the respectful and professional stuff.

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What's the story?

Basically a day in the life docuseries, this reality show looks at the world of auction sales through the eyes of Phoenix-based Auction Systems, a company that takes items on consignment, then auctions them off to buyers. The show looks at how items are appraised and then what happens at the auction itself.

Is it any good?

Anyone who has ever been mesmerised by the fast patter chant of an auctioneer will find this show interesting. At least, for one episode. Unfortunately, you don't hear enough about the auctioneers themselves and why they do what they do to make this more interesting. For a peek into an unfamiliar world, AUCTIONEER$ can be fun, but it wears thing quickly.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how real the show is. Parents can ask their children if they think the people on TV are acting the way they are because they're on camera.

  • How much do viewers learn about the art of auction sales?

  • Talk about money and buying things. Does this show encourage too much interest in buying stuff? What are the attitudes of the auctioneers toward money? What are your family's values around money?

TV details

  • Premiere date: October 9, 2010
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: September 20, 2019

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