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The reality television show, Market Warriors, takes place in flea markets around the country with antiques pickers competing to find the best deals and turning a profit at action. Part game, part reality show, and part antique and history series, Market Warriors is a spin-off of the popular PBS show, Antiques Roadshow. This new show includes a cast of four pickers, market vendors and auction appraisers.

A cast of four pickers, Bob, Kevin, Miller and John, each from a different background within the antiques industry, gather at a well known flea or antique market to complete a variety of challenges and compete for the highest at auction profit. Each episode takes place in a different city, with auctions carried out in several different auction houses around the country. All of the episodes take place in a short period of time, with pickers battling each other and the clock to find items that are valuable and highly prized by collectors.

The two part competitions begin with a target challenge, where the auction owner will select a specific type of antique to be sold at auction. Pickers are given a specific amount of money at the start of the game, and all purchases must be made using only this money. The target challenge is timed and all members have to agree on their competitions purchases meeting all criteria. Penalties are made in the form of an item being withheld from auction along with a cash fine. The second challenge gives pickers free reign to shop the markets and choose no more than two items, of their choosing, to add to the auction.

At the end of the day, the auction house owners are given the chance to go over each purchase and decide if the item is able to be include because of authenticity. All items are placed up for a live auction as each picker competes to out sell the others. Whichever picker is able to gain the most profit on items brought to auction is deemed the winner.

Monday 9:00 PM et/pt on PBS
1 Season, 20 Episodes
July 16, 2012
Cast: Kevin Bruneau
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Market Warriors Full Episode Guide

  • This week, our pickers head to Liberty, NC for early 20th century American wares.

  • Head out to Rochester, MN with our pickers as they search for French antiques!

  • The pickers search the Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days market for toys.

  • This week, our pickers head up the Hudson River to Greenwich, NY to search for military objects.

  • The pickers search for miniature furniture at the D.C. Big Flea in Chantilly, Va. Among their discovers: a crocodile suitcase; a mid-century modern clock; and a Chinese screen.

  • The pickers head to Long Beach, California.

  • The pickers search for metal items in New Milford, CT.

  • The pickers search for items from the '70s in Chicago, IL.

  • Visit the Walnut flea market to find something golden.

  • Join the pickers on their search through New York City's Antiques Garage.

  • Return with the pickers to Canton, Texas, as they search for treasures form the 19th-century.

  • Explore a well-known market at the Burlington Antique Show in Burlington, Kentucky.

  • A search for Mission Oak furniture at the First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas. Items include an antique document box, a Bostrom Brady surveying tool and a pair of Knoll chairs.

  • Head to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, where the pickers search for Native American wares.

  • The pickers search the Springfield Extravaganza in Springfield, Ohio, for cast-iron treasures. Among the items they discover: a Salvador Dali lithograph; a pair of chairs made of skis.

  • The pickers search for valuable items at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Massachusetts.

  • The pickers search for art glass at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Massachusetts. Items discovered include Bohemian art glass, a vintage scale and a handmade dollhouse.

  • The search is on for vintage advertisements at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market near Atlanta. Among the finds: a rare Red Rock Cola piece; a Sterling Card case; and an antique hobbyhorse.

  • The pickers search for valuable items at a Philadelphia flea market and discover jewelry by French costume-jewelry designer Marcel Boucher, a Playboy ice bucket, and a Japanese mixed-metal vase.

  • Market Warriors starts off at a flea market in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with the four expert shoppers in search of treasures they can resell at auctions. They find an Eames chair, a Moss floor lamp and a Tiffany jelly jar.

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