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‘Antiques Roadshow’ Team Launch Spin-Off Podcast ‘Detours’ Following Items After The Show

‘Antiques Roadshow’ Team Launch Spin-Off Podcast ‘Detours’ Following Items After The Show
Exclusive: The mystery of what happens to the items profiled on Wgbh’s Antiques Roadshow after the cameras leave town is set to be solved in a spin-off podcast.

The team behind the long-running quaint PBS format, which has been airing since 1997, is launching Detours on September 14.

The six-part series, produced by Wgbh and Prx, will pick up where the appraisals left off, revealing the stories, secrets, and surprises of TV treasures that go beyond the screen.

Longtime Antiques Roadshow producer Adam Monahan is creator and host of the podcast and will interview show guests, appraisers, historians, and experts, as well as discuss and analyze each story’s journey with Antiques Roadshow exec producer Marsha Bemko.

Some of the stories include a young man who claims his great-grandfather possessed the flag from JFK’s Navy boat, the Pt-109. With the help of a chemistry professor, a reporter, an author, and a museum curator,
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Reality Check: Among Treasure Programs, ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Tosses The Script

Diane Haithman contributes to Deadline’s TV coverage. Reality Check is a Deadline feature series covering the players, programs and trends in reality television. Instead of Emmy love, PBS stalwart Antiques Roadshow has met with 11 long years of Emmy “like”. During the last 12 of its 18 years on the air, Antiques Roadshow has been nominated 11 times in the Outstanding Reality Program Category (including “reality” TV’s former Emmy categories, Non-Fiction Program/Series). The exception was 2004: the year the Outstanding Reality Program category was introduced, Roadshow was a no-show on the nominees list. (Another sedate PBS series, Colonial House, made the list then, and the win went to Queer Eye). In 2014, could Roadshow finally find an Emmy in its attic? Marsha Bemko, series executive producer since 1999, hopes so. “We’re the granddaddy of a genre,” she tells Deadline. “I sort of feel like Cinderella”. But Bemko adds it’s better to
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‘Antiques Roadshow’ Stars Appraise ‘Storage Wars’ – the Antique Knives Come Out

‘Antiques Roadshow’ Stars Appraise ‘Storage Wars’ – the Antique Knives Come Out
The appraisers of “Antiques Roadshow” were asked Tuesday to appraise some of the shows that have borrowed from their format. Ever seen them gently break the news that grandma’s wedding ring is worthless? It was kind of like that. Series executive producer Marsha Bemko and appraisers Laura Woolley and Wes Cowan were asked at the Television Critics Association winter press tour Tuesday what they thought of shows like “Storage Wars” and “Pawn Stars,” in which people present forgotten items that they hope will pay off their mortgages. Also read: ‘Storage Wars’ Lawsuit: A&E Strikes Back at Claims Show Is Fake Bemko started.
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Viewers Can't Quit 'Antiques Roadshow'

Viewers Can't Quit 'Antiques Roadshow'
Anaheim, Calif. -- The items arrive by the thousands, borne on furniture dollies, in Radio Flyer wagons or nestled carefully in owners' arms. The hodge-podge parade consists of paintings, teapots, firearms, mannequins decked out in military uniforms and more. Much more.

Grade-schoolers have show-and-tell for their treasures. The adult counterpart is PBS' "Antiques Roadshow," which has become an institution as it approaches its 18th season and holds fast as public television's highest-rated series.

That's right: It's No. 1. Not glamorous, romantic "Downton Abbey," but homespun and earnest "Antiques Roadshow," where Civil War firearms, Tiffany lamps and autographed baseball cards are the stars. Even Kevin Bacon watches it, which he admits in an on-air PBS promo.

As the show hopscotches from U.S. city to city, each stop draws some 6,000 people and the one or two possessions they believe are – or, wishful thinking, might be – worth a few minutes of TV airtime and a lot of money.
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'Market Warriors' takes antiquing to the next competitive level

We tend to learn by watching others. That's why television is such a powerful tool. And while some networks are famous for teaching us what not to do (hi, Snooki!), PBS has a history of giving us all sorts of knowledge we didn't even know we needed. (Did you know that 18th-century furniture-making German immigrants in Pennsylvania had a penchant for painting tulips on their white pine pieces?) We'll learn even more when "Market Warriors" premieres Monday, July 16 (check local listings).

Though its DNA is decidedly "Antiques Roadshow" -- not surprising, since it comes from the same producers -- "Market Warriors" pits four expert pickers against one another in a friendly challenge to get the best deal. They'll scour flea markets across the country looking for vintage goodies in predetermined categories (costume jewelry, floor lamps, etc.), each with the same amount of cash. At the end they sell their treasures
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