Is Auction Hunters scripted?

While this has never been confirmed, the general public does believe that Auction Hunters was scripted and entirely fake.

Antique and artefact restoration reality format shows have garnered popularity in recent years.

Many shows, such as American Pickers, Storage Wars, and Storage Hunters have garnered popularity because of their credibility in terms of the personalities that front them.

However, some shows have fallen into disrepute during their run due to the belief that they were scripted and largely staged for reality television purposes.

One such show was the 2010s antique and artefacts treasure hunting show, Auction Hunters, which was largely criticised by the general public for being scripted due to its premise and the personalities who fronted the series.

Has Auction Hunters been cancelled?

Auction Hunters premiered on Spike TV in 2010 and it was premised on hosts Allen Haff and Clinton “Ton” Jones, who travelled across the US bidding on unclaimed storage units in the hopes that they would contain hidden treasures with high price values as a result of their historical sentimentality.

The series ran for four successful seasons before the rift between Allen and Ton became apparent, even on screen.

Therefore, it came as no surprise when Spike TV announced that the show was not renewed after its fifth season aired in 2014. Spike TV never shared word about the reason, which has caused the public to speculate.

Is Auction Hunters scripted?

Considering that Auction Hunters is cancelled, the show no longer needs to address the matter.

But even during its five season run, the show never addressed the matter of whether it was scripted or not. Therefore, part of the show’s legacy is the continuous suggestions that it was in fact scripted.

One of the biggest factors that continues to affirm this belief amongst the general public is in the disclaimer that the show shared at the beginning of its episodes.

The disclaimer reads, “Each year Allen Haff and Ton Jones dig through hundreds of unclaimed storage units hunting for discarded treasures. These are the stories of their most rare and valued discoveries.”

The suggestion that these were “stories of their most rare and valued discoveries” was the first suggestion that the show is most likely a re-enactment of events that happened in the past.

This lends to the idea that the show was scripted, which would mean that the producers worked to create scenarios that represented real-life experiences for the purpose of reality television.

Secondly, unlike other antique and artefact restoration reality format shows, which are fronted by experts and leaders in the field, Auction Hunters was fronted by two actors who seemingly did not have any previous experience in antique and artefact restoration or reselling.

This is evident in the fact that Allen Haff and Clinton “Ton” Jones only created their thrift store during later seasons of the show as they did not already have one, which is common for most antique and artefact experts who front similar shows.

Is Auction Hunters’ Allen Haff an actor?

Before landing his role as one of the two front men for Auction Hunters, Allen Haff had more credits as an actor than he did as an expert in antiques and artefacts.

His first acting credit was in 2000 where he played the cameo role of the arresting officer on the series Just Shoot Me!

His last acting credit was in 2009, a year before he joined Auction Hunters, where he played Police Officer no.1 on the television movie, Washington Field.

Is Ton from Auction Hunters an actor?

Before Auction Hunters, Clinton “Ton” Jones dabbled in a number of other entertainment professions. He does have small-time acting credits from as early as 2006 playing a security guard on CSI: NY.

Moreover, he was also part of a few other reality format documentaries where he was credited as an animal wrangler on I Was Bitten and a snake handler on Venom in Vegas.

This was before he struck gold with the success of Auction Hunters in 2010. Since then, Ton has veered off from television cameos and reality television stints.

What are the Auction Hunters doing now?

It is unclear what Auction Hunters’ Allen Haff and Clinton “Ton” Jones are doing now professionally.

But Allen remains active on his Instagram page, and whatever the split was between them during the Auction Hunters days seems to be resolved as his YouTube channel featured Ton.

Similarly, Ton, has shifted his public image as his own YouTube channel shares snippets of his private life with his family, along with the many meals that he makes and bakes from scratch.