BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2013) - ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, PBS's most-watched primetime series, returns for Season 18 with its signature cross-country treasure hunt and more episodes than ever!

Host Mark L. Walberg welcomes viewers to join ROADSHOW in 35 new hours of discovering America's hidden treasures, starting Monday, January 6 at 8/7C on PBS.

ROADSHOW's first Season 18 stop is Boise, revealing one of the high-values for the season: an oil painting by Hudson River Artist Sanford Robinson Gifford that appraised for $300,000.

Boise, Idaho   January 6, 13, 20
Detroit, Michigan   January 27, February 3, 10
Baton Rouge, Louisiana   February 17, 24, March 24
Kansas City, Missouri   March 31, April 7, 14
Anaheim, California   April 21, 28, May 5
Richmond, Virginia   May 12, 19, 26
Jacksonville, Florida   Fall 2014
Knoxville, Tennessee   Fall 2014

A sample of ROADSHOW's 2014 season:

  • In Detroit, a working script for The Wizard of Oz that belonged to Bert Lahr, who played the "Cowardly Lion," was valued at $150,000.
  • In Baton Rouge, a guest brought in a book that appraised for $8,000 to $10,000 due to the inscription from his college roommate... Jim Morrison of "The Doors."
  • In Kansas City, a Roy Lichtenstein pop art print purchased at a local store in the mid-1960s was valued at $300,000.
  • In Anaheim, ROADSHOW switched from pop art to pop music when a guest brought in Michael Jackson's tenth-grade sketches, which appraised for $5,000 to $10,000.
  • In Richmond, a signed basketball, used when University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill won the 1982 championship, was appraised for $10,000. Notable signatures include James Worthy, Sam Perkins, Patrick Ewing and Michael Jordan.

Part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt, 11-time Emmy® Award nominated ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is about to begin its 18th broadcast season and is the top-rated ongoing primetime PBS series. The series is produced for by WGBH for PBS under license from the BBC. The Executive Producer is Marsha Bemko. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Subaru. Additional funding is provided by public television viewers.

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