[10/04/10 - 02:15 PM]
Discovery Channel's All New Series, "Auction Kings," Proves That One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure
The newcomer, formerly known as "Bidder Rivals," will premiere Tuesday, October 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from Discovery]


Series to Premiere Tuesday, October 26 at 10 PM

October 4, 2010

(Silver Spring, Md.) - From 19th century vampire hunting kits to softball-sized meteorites to jewel encrusted gold pencils, Discovery Channel's all new series AUCTION KINGS reveals to viewers a rare look at timeless items that take the audience back to historical moments, while giving them insight to the long-standing tradition of auctioning. The show captures the emotional journey of discovering one-of-a-kind riches - or disappointing rags - on Tuesdays at 10 PM ET/PT, starting October 26.

AUCTION KINGS showcases one of the country's most storied auction houses, Gallery 63. Paul Brown is the owner. He grew up in Atlanta and worked for 20 years at Red Baron's, his dad's antique store and auction house, learning the art of selling and how to tell trash from treasure. Today, Gallery 63 is known for bizarre, high-end items. Paul has made a name for himself as the go-to guy for bidders looking for those one-of-a-kind pieces that can only be found inside his doors.

Paul simultaneously manages his feisty staff, eager buyers and rare items like a circus under the big top. The bidders and sellers come from all walks of life, looking to make money, buy a unique piece or simply enjoy the excitement of winning. When bidding starts, the gloves come off and it's every buyer for himself. AUCTION KINGS is a roller coaster ride filled with thrills and distress, and you never know if it's the buyer or the seller who will get the deal.

In the world premiere episode, a seller comes into Gallery 63 with a softball-sized meteorite from outer space. While he hopes to win enough money to take a second honeymoon to Paris, office manager Cindy hopes it isn't radioactive. Then a weapons collector brings in a vampire hunting kit from the 19th century that could go for big bucks - if it's legit. And Jon, the newest employee, is tasked with sifting through a house jam-packed with junk to find "auction gold." He locates a signed copy of Gone with the Wind and a genuine Nazi handbook from World War II. Or are they?

AUCTION KINGS is produced for Discovery Channel by Authentic Entertainment, Inc. John Moffet is executive producer. For Discovery Channel, Chris Rantamaki is executive producer.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.1 million U.S. homes, can be seen in over 180 countries, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery, Planet Green and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

  [october 2010]  


[10/10/15 - 09:01 AM]
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[10/10/15 - 08:43 AM]
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[10/10/15 - 08:35 AM]
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[10/10/15 - 08:28 AM]
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[10/10/15 - 08:27 AM]
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[10/09/15 - 04:00 PM]
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[10/09/15 - 03:50 PM]
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[10/09/15 - 02:35 PM]
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[10/09/15 - 01:27 PM]
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[10/09/15 - 12:51 PM]
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[10/09/15 - 12:24 PM]
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[10/09/15 - 10:55 AM]
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[10/09/15 - 10:41 AM]
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[10/09/15 - 10:18 AM]
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