BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2008) - It's a fast game when six-time Emmy® Award-nominated ANTIQUES ROADSHOW returns for its thirteenth broadcast season Monday, January 5, 2009 at 8 PM ET, (check local listings) with host Mark L. Walberg and a cast of thousands: collectors from six U.S. cities. At the top of the heap: a guest at the Palm Springs, California, ROADSHOW event who antes up an old housewarming gift only to discover that the 1937 painting, by American Expressionist artist Clyfford Still, is conservatively estimated to be worth $500,000 -- making it the most valuable object every appraised on the series.

ROADSHOW deals up twenty brand new episodes in 2009, including two ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Special Editions.


Palm Springs, California: January 5, 12, 19

Dallas, Texas: January 26, February 2, 9

Wichita, Kansas: February 16, 23, March 23

Chattanooga, Tennessee: March 30, April 6, 13

Grand Rapids, Michigan: April 20, 27, May 4

Hartford, Connecticut: May 11, 18, 25

Special Edition: Big & Little: TBA
(Finds of extraordinary sizes)

Special Edition: Relative Riches: TBA
(Tests family lore)

A sample of jackpot-winning discoveries from ROADSHOW's 2009 season:

--  Palm Springs
    The black dress created for and worn by Marilyn Monroe in the 1959
    movie "Some Like It Hot," valued at $150,000 to $200,000
--  Dallas
    An 1847 oil painting by nineteenth-century artist James Henry Beard
    titled "The Illustrious Guest" -- featuring the American statesman
    Henry Clay at a tavern -- valued at $300,000 - $500,000
--  Wichita
    A 1949 payroll check to major league baseball rookie Mickey Mantle,
    valued at $150,000 - $200,000
--  Chattanooga
    A nineteenth-century diamond, pearl, and platinum necklace, valued
    at $250,000
--  Grand Rapids
    An 1881 painting by artist Jasper Cropsey, bought thirty years ago
    for $7,000 valued today at $300,000
--  Hartford
    A 1760 Chippendale side table, bought at an estate sale,  valued at
    $250,000 - $350,000

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston. Executive producer is Marsha Bemko.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is sponsored by Liberty Mutual and Subaru. Additional funding is provided by public television viewers.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is closed-captioned for viewers who are deaf or hard-of-hearing by The Caption Center at WGBH Boston.

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