Shipping Wars

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For the shipping wars, or tensions, between fans (or shippers) of two or more different character relationships in either canon or fan fiction, see shipping (fandom).
Shipping Wars
Genre Reality
Starring
  • Roy Garber
  • Marc Springer
  • Jennifer Brennan
  • Jarrett Joyce
  • Suzanne & Scott Bawcom
  • Christopher Hanna & Robbie Welsh
  • Dusty Davie
  • Todd & Tamera Sturgis
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 64 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Elaine Frontain Bryant
  • Neil A. Cohen
  • Graham Davidson
  • David McKillop
  • Tom Mireles
  • Jonathan Nowzaradan
Camera setup Ryan Benton Miller
Running time 24 minutes
Production company(s) Megalomedia
Broadcast
Original channel A&E
Original run January 10, 2012 (2012-01-10) – present (present)
External links
Website

Shipping Wars is a reality TV series on A&E that began airing on January 10, 2012.[1] The show follows various independent carriers who have discovered that fortunes can be made transporting items that traditional carriers either cannot or will not haul.[2] They compete for loads in special timed auctions conducted by uShip, the world’s largest online auction house for independent truckers.[3]

Overview[edit]

In a typical episode, the carriers place bids on two jobs listed on uShip, in a reverse auction format. Each client has the option of awarding the job either to the lowest bidder, or to a higher bidder based on feedback from previous clients. Ties are broken in favor of the carrier with the higher average feedback rating. Winners load their cargo and attempt to deliver it intact by the client's deadline. Feedback ratings from clients are displayed as the loads are delivered. At the end of the episode, each carrier's net profit or loss is tallied on-screen, with the expenses (fuel, labor, late-delivery penalties, fines, etc.) subtracted from the bid amount to determine the overall profit or loss. At times, a carrier will arrange to haul one or more additional loads on the same trip, with the extra money figured into his/her tally.

Participants[edit]

     Current Shipper      Previous Shipper      Part Series
Shipper Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 Season 6
Marc Springer ("The Big Rig") [4]
Roy Garber ("The Handyman")
Jennifer Brennan ("The Cowgirl")
Jarrett Joyce ("The Rookie")
Suzanne and Scott Bawcom ("The Veterans") [5]
Christopher Hanna and Robbie Welsh ("The Hotshot Couple")
Dusty Davies ("The Prodigy")
Todd and Tamera Sturgis ("The Double Threat")
Jessica Samko ("The Road Warrior") [6]
Courtney Carter and Chelsea Chirila ("Two Blondes and a Truck")

Death of Roy Garber[edit]

Roy Garber died on Friday, January 17, 2014. According to major news outlets, he suffered a massive heart attack and was rushed to a Texas hospital where he died shortly after. He was 49 years old.[7] He was a main cast member from season 1 to season 5.". He does appear in the first two shows of season six (which were filmed before his death).

Reception[edit]

David Wiegand of the San Francisco Chronicle says the show is "well made and fun to watch".[8] David Knowles of The Hollywood Reporter states, "Though the fast paced editing scheme manages to keep the point and click bidding from feeling as droll as Internet auctions are in real life, the relentlessly quick hits of dialog and action make the proceedings feel like a teaser rather than the actual program".[9] Monica Hesse of The Washington Post states, "Shipping Wars is mostly about the perfectly packed trunk and the ecstasy of having not an inch to spare".[10]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2012)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 1 "Shipping Wars (Pilot)" January 10, 2012 (2012-01-10) 101 / 01 3.084[11]
2 2 "Double Down and Bean Town" January 10, 2012 (2012-01-10) 102 / 02 2.957[11]
3 3 "Bullship" January 17, 2012 (2012-01-17) 104 / 04 2.272[12]
4 4 "Cash for Tanks" January 17, 2012 (2012-01-17) 103 / 03 2.435[12]
5 5 "Pain in the Caboose" January 24, 2012 (2012-01-24) 105 / 05 2.587[13]
6 6 "Camel in Tow" January 24, 2012 (2012-01-24) 106 / 06 2.396[13]
7 7 "Tavern on the Greenbacks" January 31, 2012 (2012-01-31) 107 / 07 2.175[14]
8 8 "Jennifer's Arch" January 31, 2012 (2012-01-31) 108 / 08 2.393[14]
9 9 "Baja or Bust" February 7, 2012 (2012-02-07) 109 / 09 1.919[15]
10 10 "May the Ship be With You" February 7, 2012 (2012-02-07) 110 / 10 1.946[15]

Season 2 (2012)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11 1 "Two Halves of the Same Willie" August 7, 2012 (2012-08-07) 202 / 12 1.862[16]
12 2 "The King and His Axe" August 7, 2012 (2012-08-07) 203 / 13 2.011[16]
13 3 "Love at First Flight" August 14, 2012 (2012-08-14) 204 / 14 1.529[17]
14 4 "One Crystal Short of a Geode" August 14, 2012 (2012-08-14) 201 / 11 1.970[17]
15 5 "From Sphere to Infinity & Beyond" August 21, 2012 (2012-08-21) 206 / 16 1.666[18]
16 6 "Chicken Ship" August 21, 2012 (2012-08-21) 205 / 15 1.952[18]
17 7 "Mud Bug Boogie" August 28, 2012 (2012-08-28) 207 / 17 1.940[19]
18 8 "Not with a Whimper but a Bang" August 28, 2012 (2012-08-28) 208 / 18 2.043[19]
19 9 "Planes, Pains, and a Spire of Flames" September 11, 2012 (2012-09-11) 209 / 19 1.722[20]
20 10 "Flux Capacity" September 11, 2012 (2012-09-11) 210 / 20 1.784[20]
21 11 "Wheels of Misfortune" September 18, 2012 (2012-09-18) 211 / 21 1.837[21]
22 12 "Wings, A Prayer, and a Know-It-All" September 18, 2012 (2012-09-18) 212 / 22 1.821[21]
23 13 "Cruisin' for a Bruisin'" October 2, 2012 (2012-10-02) 213 / 23 1.630[22]
24 14 "Big Idea, Bad Idea" October 2, 2012 (2012-10-02) 214 / 24 1.487[22]

Season 3 (2012–13)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
25 1 "More Bullship" December 12, 2012 (2012-12-12) 302 / 26 1.732[23]
26 2 "Safari So Good" December 12, 2012 (2012-12-12) 301 / 25 1.721[23]
27 3 "Geometrically Challenged" December 19, 2012 (2012-12-19) 304 / 28 1.840[24]
28 4 "Return to Send-Arrrggghhh!" December 19, 2012 (2012-12-19) 303 / 27 1.800[24]
29 5 "The Carney Code" December 26, 2012 (2012-12-26) 305 / 29 1.593[25]
30 6 "Frankenship Horrors" January 9, 2013 (2013-01-09) 306 / 30 2.077[26]
31 7 "Damaged Goods" January 9, 2013 (2013-01-09) 307 / 31 2.111[26]
32 8 "Candy, Karma, and Catastrophes" January 16, 2013 (2013-01-16) 308 / 32 1.742[27]
33 9 "Rock 'em, Sock 'em, Ride 'em, Drop 'em" January 16, 2013 (2013-01-16) 309 / 33 1.808[27]
34 10 "The Good, The Bad, and The Evel" January 23, 2013 (2013-01-23) 310 / 34 1.645[28]
35 11 "Wearheads and Gearheads" January 23, 2013 (2013-01-23) 311 / 35 1.565[28]
36 12 "Tyrannosaurus Hex" January 30, 2013 (2013-01-30) 312 / 36 1.660[29]

Season 4 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
37 1 "Monkey Business" June 11, 2013 (2013-06-11) 403 / 39 1.771[30]
38 2 "Dysfunction Junction" June 11, 2013 (2013-06-11) 404 / 40 1.464[30]
39 3 "Manners Meltdown and Minor Mishaps" June 18, 2013 (2013-06-18) 401 / 37 1.585[31]
40 4 "If the Boat's a Rockin'..." June 18, 2013 (2013-06-18) 402 / 38 1.624[31]
41 5 "A Fairy Tale Disaster" June 25, 2013 (2013-06-25) 405 / 41 1.744[32]
42 6 "Crypto-Prank-ology" June 25, 2013 (2013-06-25) 406 / 42 1.861[32]
43 7 "Punch Drunk Love" July 2, 2013 (2013-07-02) 407 / 43 1.763[33]
44 8 "Broken Down and Busted" July 2, 2013 (2013-07-02) 408 / 44 1.923[33]
45 9 "High Tech Rednecks" July 9, 2013 (2013-07-09) 409 / 45 1.646[34]
46 10 "Old Man and The Sea Life" July 16, 2013 (2013-07-16) 410 / 46 1.665[35]
47 11 "Bidder Bee-ware!" July 23, 2013 (2013-07-23) 411 / 47 1.645[36]
48 12 "Ready, Set... Pedal!" July 30, 2013 (2013-07-30) 412 / 48 1.332[37]

Season 5 (2013–14)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
49 1 "A Whole Bunch of Cluck-Ups" December 3, 2013 (2013-12-03) 501 / 49 1.309[38]
50 2 "Guys and Dolls" December 3, 2013 (2013-12-03) 502 / 50 1.275[38]
51 3 "Buggin' Out" December 10, 2013 (2013-12-10) 504 / 52 1.364[39]
52 4 "Flight of the Giant Baby Head" December 10, 2013 (2013-12-10) 503 / 51 1.272[39]
53 5 "We Come in Pieces!" December 17, 2013 (2013-12-17) 505 / 53 1.363[40]
54 6 "Chivalry's Dead... Roy Killed It" December 17, 2013 (2013-12-17) 506 / 54 1.231[40]
55 7 "War of the Roses" December 24, 2013 (2013-12-24) 508 / 56 1.539[41]
56 8 "Pop, the Tragic Dragon" December 24, 2013 (2013-12-24) 507 / 55 1.625[41]
57 9 "Drilling & Probing" January 7, 2014 (2014-01-07) 557 / 57 1.533[42]
58 10 "What NOT to Expect When You're Expecting Jarrett" January 7, 2014 (2014-01-07) 509 / 57 1.530[42]
59 11 "Jack Pots & Cheap Shots" January 14, 2014 (2014-01-14) 511 / 59 1.398[43]
60 12 "It's My Party & I'll Shoot You If I Want To" January 14, 2014 (2014-01-14) 514 / 62 1.507[43]

Season 6 (2014)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
61 1 "Giant Pains in the Ass"[44] June 3, 2014 (2014-06-03) 602 / 61
62 2 "Who You Gonna Call!? ...Not Two Blondes and a Truck"[44] June 3, 2014 (2014-06-03) 601 / 60
63 3 "Highway to the Stranger Zone"[44] June 10, 2014 (2014-06-10) 63
64 4 "Three Horses and a Funeral"[44] June 10, 2014 (2014-06-10) 64
65 5 "A Tactical Disaster"[44] June 17, 2014 (2014-06-17) 65
66 6 "Head Today, Gong Tomorrow"[44] June 17, 2014 (2014-06-17) 66
67 7 "Spaced Invaders"[44] June 24, 2014 (2014-06-24) 67
68 8 "I Can't Believe It's Not Better"[44] June 24, 2014 (2014-06-24) 68
69 9 "Fiberglass, Steel, and Iron Wills"[44] July 1, 2014 (2014-07-01) 69
70 10 "Perfect like Roy"[44] July 1, 2014 (2014-07-01) 70
71 11 "Hernias and Hissy Fits"[44] July 8, 2014 (2014-07-08) 71
72 12 "Punk-Drunk Love"[44] July 8, 2014 (2014-07-08) 72
73 13 "Do No Bodily Harm"[44] July 15, 2014 (2014-07-15) 73
74 14 "Hummers and Bummers"[44] July 15, 2014 (2014-07-15) 74

International broadcasts[edit]

In the UK, Shipping Wars is broadcast on the History, H2 and More 4 TV channels.

The series made its debut in Canada on OLN; it currently airs on CMT Canada. [45]

Shipping Wars UK[edit]

On 5 January 2014, Channel 4 aired the pilot of the UK version of Shipping Wars titled Shipping Wars UK. The format closely follows the US version. The pilot received over a million viewers and, on 9 April 2014, it was announced that 20 episodes had been commissioned. Each episode will run to 45 minutes and will be produced by Megalomedia.[46]

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