U.S. broadcaster Fox has commissioned ITV Studios America to produce Buried Treasure, an antiques show which aims to help ordinary people discover unknown valuable treasure in their homes.
The series marks Fox’s entry into the pawn/antique genre and will be fronted by identical twin brothers Leigh and Leslie Keno (Antiques Roadshow), modern-day treasure hunters who claim to have helped people sell more than US$1 billion worth of collectables, from one-of-a-kind comics to a 300-year-old violin.
In each episode, the Kenos will arrive at participants’ houses and immediately begin their hunt for hidden gems. The duo will reveal the estimated auction values, and in some instances bring the items to the world’s top buyers in an attempt to get them top dollar.
“Right now, a lot of people in America need cash, and we’re helping them find it in their own homes,” said Joe Livecchi, series creator and executive producer. “We’re transforming lives with every treasure we find.”
In addition to Livecchi, the exec producers are Paul Buccieri (Eleventh Hour), Tim Eagan (Hell’s Kitchen), Tim Miller and the Kenos.