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‘Storage Wars’ coming to Canada

Buyers prepare to bid on the contents of a storage locker in this still from 'Storage Wars.' ROGERS MEDIA.

American reality show Storage Wars is coming to Canada and producers are looking for Ontario’s best treasure hunters, auctioneers and appraisers.

Storage Wars Canada will follow four professional buyers as they scour abandoned or repossessed storage lockers for possible loot.

The bargain hunters won’t be allowed in the units — they’ll have to look on from the outside, having only a matter of minutes before bidding begins.

Competitors will use their knowledge and expertise to judge the contents of the storage containers.

Storage Wars Canada will allow Canadians to take part in one of television’s most successful franchises and we are very happy to be working with OLN on this amazing project,” Guy O’Sullivan, president of Proper Television, said in a statement.

If you’re interested, send a resume, photo, and brief description of to: storagetv@propertelevision.com.

Filming of the Proper Television-produced series will begin in Ontario in May and 36 episodes of the half-hour series will air on OLN later in the year.

Las Vegas couple Laura and Dan Dotson, stars of the American version, are in Toronto on Tuesday to promote the series and stopped by Breakfast Television.

“This is really exciting,” Laura Dotson said.

“My husband, being a third-generation auctioneer, I just wanted to catch his legacy on film,” she added.

Dan Dotson started overseeing auctions when he was 11 years old and he told Breakfast Television his story eventually inspired the franchise.

“You never know what’s going to be in storage; you never know what you’re going to find,” he said.

According to their website, the Dotsons oversee more than 3,000 storage centre auctions every year.

Rogers Media, the parent company of OLN, Citytv and CityNews.ca, commissioned the series.