PBS (US Public Television) and the producers of the Antiques Roadshow have announced a new reality show/competition series called Market Wars.
In each episode antique dealers will compete against the clock and each other to see who finds the most treasure and then scores big in a final auction segment. The contestants will have a budget and will use it to search for treasures nationwide in the US, including antique shops and flea markets.
The 20-episode series will air summer/fall 2012. If you're in the US, check with your local PBS station for the air dates.
I am a fan of the Antiques Roadshow, both the US version and the original British Antiques Roadshow and will see how PBS does with the reality show competition concept. I'm sure they are hoping to attract a new audience with the show and hope that they check out other PBS programming.