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The Great Big American Auction

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

"Junk" brings big cash -- and big emotions.

TV ABC Reality TV 2011
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The series offers a lively look at the unique items that people have in their homes. Some of the stories behind them are very interesting, too. But many of these people are also parting with beloved items for economic reasons, and watching them struggle through the process can be a little difficult to watch.

The likability of the people featured here makes it easy to root for them as the bids get started -- or feel bad for them when they're told that their prized possessions are forgeries, fakes, or have little cash value. You might also be inclined to look at the stuff around your own home and wonder if it's worth a lot of green.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: December 8, 2011
  • Cast: Ty Pennington
  • Network: ABC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: September 19, 2019

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