‘Pawn Stars’: Rick Harrison Thinks He Could Still Be Hosting Show 20 Years from Now

by Keeli Parkey
(Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for ACM)

For more than a decade, the reality show “Pawn Stars” has taken viewers into the goings-on of the famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, Nevada. And as viewers are aware, one of the key figures during the long run of the series on the History Channel is Rick Harrison.

Rick is keeping the family’s pawnshop business alive. It was a business he took over from his father, the late Richard “Old Man” Harrison. Rick is also passing on the legacy. His son, Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison, is also part of the show – and the family business. Austin “Chumlee” Russell is also part of the business.

According to IMDb, “Pawn Stars” had its television debut in 2009. Twelve years later, Rick Harrison said he feels like the show can keep going for two more decades. And he said he wants to be part of that future. He talked about what the future could hold for “Pawn Stars” during a January 2020 interview with Fox News.

According to what Harrison had to say at the time involved the amount of joy he experienced from the reality television series.

“As long as it’s fun and I still have a blast,” Harrison said of how long he could continue making “Pawn Stars.”

Rick Harrison Said ‘Pawn Stars’ Series ‘Continues to Be Interesting’

The unique items that often come into his store keep Harrison and company on their toes. This also prevents their jobs from becoming dull.

“One of the greatest things about my show is that it continues to be interesting. It continues to surprise me,” Harrison also explained.

Rick Harrison then shared some of the more unique items he has encountered. These items, he said, keep things interesting for him and his Gold & Silver Pawn Shop team.

“We can come across an 1890s personal printing press one day or a Viking bracelet on another day. I’ve dealt with coins that are 3,000 years old and then lunch boxes from the ’70s,” Harrison explained.

The “Pawn Stars” star also said that showing viewers pieces that have “historical” significance is a priority for him. This is also a factor in keeping the show interesting for its cast and viewers.

“It continues to be fun for me and it’s still a highly rated show on television. Maybe 20 years from now I might be too old to continue doing it (laughs) but right now it’s brings everything that I love together. The chance to highlight these historical artifacts keeps me going,” Rick Harrison also said.

While his job at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop is usually fun for Harrison, it isn’t without its share of drama. See, when Rick Harrison and his team refuse to purchase an item off of someone who comes into their shop, the result isn’t always positive.

“I’ve been yelled at so many times,” Harrison also said.