National Geographic Channel Announces New Series "Bid & Destroy" From the Producers of "Pawn Stars"
12-Part Series from Leftfield Pictures to Premiere Later This Year
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2012 -- National Geographic Channel today announced the start of production on the new series Bid & Destroy from Leftfield Pictures, the producers of Pawn Stars.
Bid & Destroy gives viewers an unprecedented look into the cutthroat, rough and demanding world of demolition, by following the crew of New Hampshire's "Danley Demo" as they bid to take on jobs throughout New England.
Every day is a huge gamble as the company "blind bids" on residential and commercial jobs; whether they make or lose money depends on the treasures they find inside the structures.
Once they win a bid, the entire Danley team races against the clock to knock the property to the ground by their deadline. Jobs may range from small homes and old warehouses to shopping malls and abandoned mansions. But before they raze a structure, they must scour the property for valuables that can potentially bring in big money. This may include strategically removing thousands of dollars worth of industrial equipment from an abandoned factory just before teardown, or raiding a Victorian mansion with antique firearms left in the attic.
"This greenlight is part of an exciting new slate driven by fascinating characters and their compelling stories," said Michael Cascio, executive vice president of production for the National Geographic Channels. "By partnering with great storytellers, like Leftfield Pictures, we're committed to weaving a narrative that's innovative, authentic and fun. Bid & Destroy does just that with memorable characters who share an unfiltered and unique look into the high-pressure world of demolition."
Executive Producer Brent Montgomery said, "Bid & Destroy combines the excitement of a race against time with the 'hidden treasures' genre of television which continues to fascinate viewers - all told through the eyes of the dynamic and quirky team that makes up 'Danley Demo.' We're excited to be bringing this intense and fun series to NatGeo."
Bid & Destroy is executive-produced by Leftfield Pictures' Montgomery and David George. For National Geographic Channel, executive producer is Michael Welsh, vice president of production and development is Kevin Mohs, and executive vice president of programming is Michael Cascio.
About Leftfield Pictures
Leftfield Pictures produces a wide array of unscripted television for both cable and broadcast networks. In addition to Bid & Destroy, Leftfield produces the mega-hit Pawn Stars and the franchise's spin-off, Cajun Pawn Stars as well as American Restoration for History; Oddities and Oddities: San Francisco for Science; Fashion Hunters for Bravo; Monster In-Laws for A&E; Truck Stop USA for Travel; and Ball Boys for ABC, which launched in March 2012.
National Geographic Channels
Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channels US are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education with smart, innovative programming and profits that directly support its mission. Launched in January 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) celebrated its fifth anniversary with the debut of NGC HD. In 2010, the wildlife and natural history cable channel Nat Geo WILD was launched, and in 2011, the Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation's major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with NGC currently available in over 83 million U.S. homes. Globally, National Geographic Channel is available in 435 million homes in 173 countries and 37 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com.