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Fox, ITV Studios dig up “Buried Treasure”

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.
June 1, 2011

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.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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