Reality TV show “Salvage City” to feature St. Louis’ hidden treasures

Posted on: 4:45 pm, December 17, 2013, by , updated on: 04:46pm, December 17, 2013

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Reality TV is no stranger to St. Louis.  Shows like “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” “Funeral Boss” and “Mom Friends Forever” are set in the Gateway to the West.  Now, a show called “Salvage City” premieres on the Discovery Network in December.  The show’s premise: Breaking into abandoned buildings and rescuing historic treasures to sell to collectors.

St. Louis native Sam Coffey and his salvage crew lead camera crews into a burlesque theater, abandoned hospitals, and sand mines.  They will look high and low for anything of value left behind in forgotten corners of the city.

This show is another “Coolfire Original.” The local production company has made a splash on basic cable.  You can watch their shows based in town on the OWN, NickMom, and the Discovery Channel.

Read more:  Discovery Channel to Premiere 3-Part Series SALVAGE CITY, 12/22


  • RETIRED1 says:

    Aren’t they trespassing and engaging in burglaries?!

  • Stephen says:

    A hipster thief, with a tv show. What a self righteous douch. This guy needs a good beating.

  • Rick Willard says:

    This is no different than “Moonshiners” No actual liquor is made on that program, only the means of making it is shown. In the case of “Salvage City”, they have permission to enter, but obviously the producers added the breaking and entering implication to make it “edgier”.

  • Jim says:

    Makes STL appear lawless, this is not a positive… Run down abandoned buildings and thieving….no positives here!

  • chuck fish says:

    The show is so staged that comes off comical at times. Why add the breaking and entering part when anyone knows that it isn’t true. From the beginning it screams fake. The auction portion is the most laughable.

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