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Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow

  • Premiered: 
    January 9, 1997
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  • Network: PBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the British series Antiques Roadshow 
  • Subject Matter:
  • Tags: collecting, antiques

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Plot Synopsis

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW travels the country to capture tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-lost items salvaged from attics and basements, while expert appraisers reveal the fascinating truths and values about these finds.

This series returned for its 18th season on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8pm ET/PT on PBS (check local listings because day and time may vary). In the season opener, Walberg and appraiser Peter J. Shemonsky took a trip to the Egyptian Theatre in Boise, where they evaluated a first edition of the "Book of Mormon" that has been passed down through the guest's family since 1833; a 1955 Madoura plate designed by Picasso that previously hung above the stove, collecting grease; and one of the top finds of the season -- an 1858 oil painting by important Hudson River artist Sanford Robinson Gifford, valued at $300,000.

PBS premiered the 19th season of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 8pm (check local listings), as host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Eric Silver make a treasure-filled visit to New York City and its largest sports memorabilia find ever. They take a trip to the New-York Historical Society to discuss Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Statue of Liberty statuettes. Highlights include an unpublished Art Spiegelman book proposal, ca. 1974, that was positioned to become a sequel to his quotation book Whole Grains; a headboard from the set of The Godfather, Part II that was purchased for under $25; and an archive of rare photographic baseball cards with a handwritten letter from the 1871-1872 Boston Red Stockings, appraised at $1,000,000.

Season 20 of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW premiered on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 8pm (check local listings). The season opener, "Spokane (Hour One)," celebrates the show's 20th anniversary with treasures like a 1919 Belmont Stakes trophy, 1963 "The Avengers" comics and two Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso oil paintings. Which find is worth $200,000 to $300,000?

The twenty-first season of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW premiered on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 8pm on PBS (check local listings). Season 21 premieres with the first of three episodes from Fort Worth, Texas, where the show finds treasures like a rock & roll poster collection from around 1968, a Delaware Tribe beaded baldric and an Auguste Rodin "Eternal Spring" bronze that could have the highest value of the season. But is it authentic?

Season 22 premiered on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 8pm on PBS (check local listings). In the season opener, "Harrisburg (Hour One)," ANTIQUES ROADSHOW makes its first visit to Harrisburg, where treasures include a Pennsylvania Dutch coffeepot, an 1892 H. F. Farny painting, and a Rene Lalique necklace. Which iteam is valued at $200,000-$300,000 during an emotional appraisal?

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW returned for its twenty-third season on Monday, January 7, 2019 on PBS at 8pm (check local listings), with veteran television personality Mark L. Walberg returning as series host. The new season invites viewers onto the grounds of iconic destinations -- including a picturesque horse racing track steeped in tradition, a hotel favored by U.S Presidents and old Hollywood alike, a Gilded Age mansion celebrating the success of "the greatest show on Earth," and more -- while still experiencing the familiar treasure hunt that America has loved for generations. The first 15 episodes of the new season include stops in these cities: Rochester, MI (January 7, 14, and 21); Sarasota, FL (January 28, February 4 and 11); San Diego, CA (February 18 and 25, and April 1); Tulsa, OK (April 8, 15 and 22); Louisville, KY (May 6, 13 and 20).
On Monday, January 6, 2020 at 8pm (check local listings), PBS premiered ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's 24th season. The series visits five distinctive locations across the country to discover an all-new season of fascinating finds and the sublime stories that accompany them. A selection of surprises from the 25-episode season include:

In Winterthur, Delaware, ROADSHOW visits the state for the first time with a stop at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library for a heartwarming appraisal of a 1923 Frank Schoonover oil painting that the owner's mother bought for his father by secretly saving $5 of their food money every week for two years. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library episodes air January 6, 13, and 20.

In West Fargo, North Dakota, ROADSHOW travels to the Midwest -- and back in time -- at pioneer town Bonanzaville for the stunning and season-topping $500,000-$700,000 appraisal that, for the first time ever, causes the guest to fall to the ground in astonishment. Bonanzaville episodes air January 27, February 3 and 10

In Sacramento, California, ROADSHOW finds an iconic piece of film history at Crocker Art Museum with an appraisal of the prototype Ark of the Covenant prop featured in 1981's RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. Crocker Art Museum episodes air February 17 and 24, and March 16.

In Phoenix, Arizona, ROADSHOW uncovers an oasis of contemporary celebrity and modern art at the Desert Botanical Garden with an appraisal of a Kanye West artwork portfolio from around 1995, brought by the husband of the artist's first cousin. Desert Botanical Garden episodes air March 23 and 30, and April 13.

In San Antonio Texas, ROADSHOW remembers the Alamo at McNay Art Museum with an appraisal of a carved folk art cane made locally in 1897 that depicts the famous Mission among other intricate vignettes of the time. McNay Art Museum episodes air April 20 and 27, and May 4.