'American Pickers' Star Sells Comedy to CBS Deadline
One of the stars of History's hit reality series "American Pickers" is venturing into scripted programming, Deadline.com reports. Mike Wolfe, the creator and star of “Pickers,” has sold a workplace comedy project to CBS, the story reports.
Set in an antiques and collectibles shop, it's the story of a 20-something guy who decides to set off around the country searching for items to sell in the shop.
In other words, it's similar to Wolfe's experience on "American Pickers." Fred Savage ("Wonder Years") will be directing the pilot and Tom Brady will pen the script.
Wolfe said: “The story is based on my life as a picker, sure, but its appeal is that it’s really about everybody who ever looked for a treasure at a yard sale, bought a lottery ticket, rented a metal detector for a day at the beach or just found a curious old thing and wondered where it came from and if it was worth anything. That’s just about everybody I know.”