PBS unveiled plans for a 20-episode series that is a companion piece for the show credited with creating the thriving subgenre of antique-oriented reality series, “Antiques Roadshow,” the Associated Press reports.
The new show is “Market Wars,” which features professional antique dealers competing to find bargains and turn their finds into profits. The move follows the success of similar shows such as A&E’s “Storage Wars” and History’s "Pawn Stars" and “American Pickers.”
“Market Wars” comes from the producers of "Antiques Roadshow," who say it will expose the "real, rough and tumble competition" of the antiques business, the story reports. “Wars” is scheduled to be paired on Monday nights with “Roadshow” starting this summer.