History announced today that it is moving forward with the series "Pawnography," for a summer 2014 premiere. The cable channel picked up 10 episodes of the game show from Leftfield Pictures.
Elaine Frontain Bryant, Senior Vice President, Programming and Development, made the announcement.
“We are thrilled to work with Leftfield Pictures on this exciting and challenging new game show that combines the two elements that make ‘Pawn Stars’ an absolute fan favorite — history and the fun, family-dynamic between the Harrisons and Chumlee,” Frontain Bryant said. “This show gives viewers the chance to go head-to-head with the man who knows a little bit about everything, Rick Harrison, and take home treasurable items from the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawnshop.”
The show will be a half-hour format, taped live in front of a studio audience. Production begins in Las Vegas next month.
"In each episode of 'Pawnography,' contestants will compete against each other and ‘The Pawn Stars’ in three rounds of trivia style questions — that escalate in difficulty as the rounds advance — to win money and coveted items from the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawnshop," the network said in its announcement. "Rick, Corey and Chumlee are featured in each episode as they vigorously defend their treasured items from confident and brainy contestants. The cherished items up for grabs are from Rick’s personal collection and he doesn’t want to give them up — this is the only game show that doesn’t want the contestants to win!"
Russ McCarroll, Zachary Behr and Elaine Frontain Bryant are executive producers for History, with Brent Montgomery, David George, Shawn Witt and Michael Binkow executive producing for Leftfield Pictures.