reality TV

St. Louis on the Air
5:31 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

St. Louis' 'Trash' Makes National Television Debut

Sam Coffey, Salvage King, is featured in the new, "Salvage City."
Credit Coolfire Originals

Like many cities in the Midwest, St. Louis' factory and warehousing industries have declined since their prominence in the early to mid-twentieth century.  Calling St. Louis a "Rust Belt boneyard," entrepreneurs from South City's Cherokee Street are featured in a new locally produced reality cable show, "Salvage City," where they turn so-called junk into a goldmine.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:37 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Why Are So Many Reality Television Shows Based In St. Louis?

Sue McCarthy with her daughters. They own Women's Closet Exchange in South County and starred in Resale Royalty on the Style Network.
(Courtesy: Coolfire Originals)

Resale Royalty. Welcome to Sweetie Pies. Funeral Boss. Salvage City. If you are a fan of reality-based TV, these shows may be familiar to you.

All of them take place in St. Louis. And all of them were produced by St. Louis-based television production companies Coolfire Originals and NoCoast Originals, who often work in partnership to create what they call "unscripted" shows.

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