9:45am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Spike TV Renews 'Auction Hunters' for Fifth Season
Auction Hunters has won its bid for another season.
Spike TV announced Friday that it has renewed the reality series for a 20-episode fifth season.
The series, produced by Duck Dynasty's Gurney Productions, ranks as the male-skewing network's longest-running nonscripted original series.
In announcing the pickup, Spike noted that the series has helped the cable network broaden and expand the network's reach. The current fourth season, which wrapped April 5, averaged 1.5 million total viewers on Saturdays at 9 p.m. -- up 25 percent among adults 18-34.
Season five will go into production this summer for a fall debut that will see stars Allen Haff and Ton Jones expand beyond storage unit auctions. The pair will now travel the country in search of deals from cattle auctions to police auctions and the standard storage units with the same goal: finding fortune.
"We are thrilled to bring back another season of Auction Hunters which after four years, continues to resonate with our growing gender-balanced audience," said Spike TV exec vp original series Sharon Levy.