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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