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[10/01/13 - 08:55 AM]
Glimpse Inside North Carolina's Barter and Auction Economy in New Discovery Series "Dukes of Haggle"
The 12-part series, from MAK Pictures, launches tonight at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.







DUKES OF HAGGLE (DISCOVERY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/1/13 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (12 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Discovery's press release, October 2013) For many Americans, cash is king, but things work differently along the back roads of the American south. A cash-strapped economy has given rise to a whole new breed of savvy tradesmen who barter for a living. Deep in the heart of Appalachia, these barterers spend their time scouring farms, flea markets, backyards and junkyards for items they can sell at the weekly auction. The series, premiering on Discovery Channel on Tuesday, October 1 at 10PM ET/PT, will take viewers inside the underground barter and auction economy, where one man's trash is truly another man's treasure. In the foothills of Hickory, North Carolina, four rival barter teams leave no stone unturned in order to find the items that will earn them a weekly paycheck. This comical group remains fiercely competitive; their livelihood depends on finding valuable items to flip for big profits at weekly auctions. From Prohibition-era kegerators to Civil War swords, from classic Chevy pick-ups to Colonel Sanders weathervanes, these barter sharks go head to head with every tradesman in town to talk the sellers into the most profitable deals. The best swappers in the south only have a few days to fix up their items and flip them at Neal Auction house every Friday night. On Tuesday, October 1 from 10PM-10:30PM ET/PT and from 10:30PM-11PM ET/PT, Discovery Channel invites viewers to step into the old-fashioned and competitive world of bartering.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Calvin Simmons as EP
· Ed Cunningham as EP
· Joseph Boyle as EP (Discovery)
· Mark Kadin as EP
· Tucia Lyman as EP
· Will Ehbrecht as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· MAK Pictures