Ava Zinn's Retail Nightmares

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Retail Nightmares
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Genre Reality television
Created by Ava Zinn
Developed by Jackson Steele
Directed by Tiffani Zinn (season 1–2)
Jay Hunter (season 3–6)
Glenn Taylor (season 6)
Starring Ava Zinn
Narrated by
Opening theme "Image News"
Composer(s) Frank Gari
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 9
Executive producer(s) Ava Zinn
Running time 15 minues
Production company(s)
  • Aeverine Zinn Digital Media Group
  • United Broadcasting
Distributor United Broadcasting
Original channel
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original run June 18, 2018 (2018-06-18) – present
External links
Official website

Retail Nightmares is an American reality television series broadcast on NoSirGifts flagship station and CBS affiliate WTOR (channel 41), in which entrepreuer and webmaster Ava Zinn is invited by the owners to spend a week with a failing retailer in an attempt to revive the business.[1].

The show premiered June 18, 2018 as a 10 episode special. On April 13, 2019, Zinn announced she is renewing the series for a second season.


The show is produced by Aeverine Zinn Digital Media Group [nb 1] with Zinn herself serving as host and executive producer.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 10 June 18, 2018 (2018-06-18) April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30)


Season 1: 2018-19[edit]

The first season primarily focused on abandoned retailers in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

No. in
No. in
Title Location Original air date Production
1 1 Abandoned Walgreens Southgate Plaza in Fort Wayne, Indiana June 18, 2018 (2018-06-18) 101
2 2 Abandoned Low Bob's Discount Tobacco Lafayette Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana March 16, 2019 (2019-03-16) 102
3 3 Abandoned HH Gregg Fort Wayne, Indiana March 31, 2019 (2019-03-31) 103
4 4 Abandoned Summitt Transmission Broadway Fort Wayne, Indiana March 31, 2019 (2019-03-31) 104
5 5 Abandoned Save-A-Lot Goshen Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana March 31, 2019 (2019-03-31) 105
6 6 Abandoned Gas Stations Fort Wayne, Indiana April 8, 2019 (2019-04-08) 106
Clark on Anthony Boulevard and Speedway on Petit Avenue
7 7 Abandoned Target and Ponderosa Anthony Boulevard in Fort Wayne, Indiana April 8, 2019 (2019-04-08) 107
8 8 Abandoned Golden Corrall/Marshall's I-469 and Maysville Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana April 8, 2019 (2019-04-08) 108
9 9 Abandoned Dairy Queen Parnell Avenue in Fort Wayne, Indiana April 8, 2019 (2019-04-08) 109


See also[edit]


  1. in 2017, Ava Zinn split Aeverine Zinn Holdings to two divisions: Retail and Digital Media.


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