Antiques Roadshow, PBS’s highest-rated ongoing prime time series, has announced its summer 2013 tour and that it is increasing the tour by two cities and the overall number of new episodes in its 18th season to 35.
“By adding more cities to this year’s tour, Roadshow’s fans will get their fill, as we’re producing more Roadshowthan ever before,” said executive producer Marsha Bemko. “We’ve expanded to include two additional stops, which means meeting an additional 10,000 guests this summer. With an eight-city tour, we’ll be treated to even more discoveries of America’s stories.”
Programs taped during the 2013 summer tour will make up Roadshow’s 18th broadcast season on PBS, premiering in January 2014.
Antiques Roadshow’s 2013 stops and dates include: Detroit, Michigan, June 1; Jacksonville, Florida, June 8; Anaheim, California, June 22; Boise, Idaho, June 29; Knoxville, Tennessee, July 13; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 27; Kansas City, Missouri, August 10; and Richmond, Virginia, August 17.
Admission to Antiques Roadshow events is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. Ticket applications and complete ticketing rules will be available on line (www.pbs.org/antiques) or by calling (888) 762-3749. A limited number of ticket recipients will be selected at random from all eligible entries. Ticket holders are invited to bring two items for a free verbal approximation of value by experts from auction houses, independent appraisers, auctioneers, and dealers. All ticket holders are guaranteed an appraisal.
In addition, “The Roadshow Furniture Roundup” is looking for large pieces of furniture within 50 miles of each tour location. Complete furniture submission rules are available on line (www.pbs.org/antiques) or by phone (888) 762-3749.
Originally published in the February 2013 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2013 Maine Antique Digest