“Aussie Pickers” lands on Foxtel’s A&E

A+E Networks' American Pickers (pictured) format has sold into Australia, with Foxtel's A&E set to launch a local version, Aussie Pickers, in 2013.
November 12, 2012

A+E Networks’ American Pickers format (pictured) has been sold into Australia, with Foxtel’s A&E set to launch a local version in 2013.

The 10-episode Aussie Pickers will be produced by Shine Australia, and will follow two Australian pickers as they search the country for junkyard gems.

The original series, produced by Cineflix Productions, airs on History in the U.S., and this sale marks the first international format sale for American Pickers.

American Pickers is a proven success not only in the U.S., but also with our international partners around the world,” said Ellen Lovejoy, VP of international content distribution at A+E Networks. “I am confident that Aussie Pickers will have the same appeal for viewers in Australia.”

Foxtel’s executive director of television Brian Walsh added: “Aussie Pickers is a show with pedigree. American Pickers is one of the most popular shows on our newly launched factual entertainment channel A&E, and this local version will undoubtedly capture the interest and imagination of Australian audiences, and provide an excellent opportunity to further extend the brand.”

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