BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - December 13, 2016) - Everyone loves ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, the iconic reality series entering its 21st season! The enduring appeal of PBS's most-watched ongoing series is the collection of moments that make up each season -- the footnotes to history, the family stories, the astounded reactions. Beginning Monday, January 2 at 8pm an all-new season premieres including this season's top find when an Auguste Rodin bronze is discovered in Fort Worth, Texas.
Along with that masterpiece, more amazing items are revealed in the 14-time Emmy® Award nominated series' new season, including three one-hour episodes produced from each of six cities: Fort Worth, Texas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Palm Springs, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; Virginia Beach, Virginia and Orlando, Florida.
"As Executive Producer, my best moment each year is the start of a new ANTIQUES ROADSHOW season where we unveil a diverse collection of America's hidden treasures," says Marsha Bemko. "As a fan, my most memorable moment from the 2016 summer tour was the chance to try on Archie Bunker's jacket, which was brought to ROADSHOW by a guest in Palm Springs, CA."
Across the 29-episode new season, fans will see memorable appraisals and stories including:
- An unforgettable reaction in Palm Springs when a guest brings in his late husband's 1966 Roy Lichtenstein screenprint and learns he was always right about owning a treasure.
- An incredible family story in Salt Lake City around 1970 Robert Smithson "Spiral Jetty" plans acquired from the owner's father, a contractor who worked with the artist on the project.
- A heartrending history lesson in Orlando from a 1918 peach can label with a letter from a World War I soldier penned on the back.
- A favorite unique item in Indianapolis comprised of autographs from President Nixon's 1972 trip to China brought to ROADSHOW by the AP photographer during Nixon's time in office.
- A new-generation definition of antique in Fort Worth with a rock and roll poster collection, ca. 1968, featuring images promoting Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and more!
- A hidden treasure that was revealed in Virginia Beach after being found in the crawl space of the guest's uncle's home, which turned out to be a rare John Needles games table.
As ANTIQUES ROADSHOW appeals to viewers across generations, interactive ways to experience the 21st season include live tweeting with producers and appraisers Mondays at 8pm ET during new episodes, after-the-show AR Extras Live short-form social broadcasts, bonus footage and more through the weekly AR Extras newsletter and our second-screen Appraise it Yourself play-along game.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, a production of WGBH Boston, puts the reality in reality television! Part adventure, part history lesson and part treasure hunt, the series is seen by an average of 8 million viewers each week in 2016.
About ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt, 14-time Emmy® Award nominated ANTIQUES ROADSHOW begins its 21th broadcast season in 2016 and is the most-watched ongoing primetime PBS series. The series is produced by WGBH Boston for PBS under license from the BBC. The Executive Producer is Marsha Bemko. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Ancestry. Additional funding is provided by public television viewers. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW press materials, including streaming video and downloadable photos, are available at pbs.org/pressroom. For more ANTIQUES ROADSHOW -- including streaming episodes, searchable archive, web-exclusive video, in-depth articles, owner interviews and more -- visit pbs.org/antiques. You can also find ROADSHOW on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr.
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