‘America’s Got Talent’ Helps NBC Win The Ratings Night

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Fox’s new antiques offering “Buried Treasure” had trouble rummaging for an audience with its premiere, while CBS’ “Big Brother” and NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” tied for first place, according to preliminary numbers. NBC looks to have edged out the competition to win the night overall. The series premiere […]

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‘Antiques Roadshow’ Breaks Its Own Appraisal Record

Five Chinese carved rhinoceros horn cups have become the highest-appraised items in “Antiques Roadshow” history. The collection, which is believed to be from the 17th or 18th century, is valued at somewhere between $1 million and $1.5 million. The cups were brought to a recent “Roadshow” event in Tulsa, OK by a man who has […]

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It’s a Golden Age for American History on TV

Have you noticed how much American history is on the air right now? First and foremost are all those shows about second-hand stuff – particularly the shows such as “American Pickers” and “Pawn Stars” on History Channel that reveal the histories of the collectible objects they encounter. Then there are all the military history shows, […]

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No End in Sight for TV’s Obsession With Collectibles

Shows about storage units, pawn shops, auctions and artifacts in your attic continue to explode. And we’re proud to say: We told you so! We first noted this rapidly growing, “unscripted” subgenre last March, when we took an inventory and came up with about 20 shows (starting with the granddaddy of them all, “Antiques Roadshow”) […]

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Fox Joins Pawn Craze With ‘Buried Treasure’

By Lacey Rose LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Fox is going antiquing. The network better known for talent competition shows, including “American Idol,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and the upcoming “X Factor,” has greenlit a series about the pawn industry. “Buried Treasure” will follow Leigh and Leslie Keno of “Antiques Roadshow” as they […]

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