PBS is giving the genteel “Antiques Roadshow” a fierce partner with “Market Wars” that will be an antiques hunt reality competition show.
On Wednesday, PBS announced that the 20-episode series from the producers of “Antiques Roadshow” will send professional antiques dealers in a nationwide hunt for the best vintage bargain. The auction will be won by the dealer whose item snares the biggest profit.
The show will expose the “real, rough and tumble competition” in the antiques marketplace, the producers of “Market Wars” promise. The series will start next summer, teaming on Monday nights with “Antiques Roadshow.” Viewers need not worry that PBS will be overtaken by reality shows, PBS chief Paula Kerger told the Television Critics Association.