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PBS launches new series - MARKET WARRIORS

June 25, 2012

MARKET WARRIORS brings the bustle, energy and competition of a live flea market to the screen.

From the producers of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW - the hit PBS series and the forerunner of television's popular antiques and collectibles genre - comes a new adventure for treasure seekers: MARKET WARRIORS.

The series will premiere on Monday, July 16, at 8:00 p.m. on MPTV 10.1 and 36.2 HD.

MARKET WARRIORS follows antiques pickers--Bob, John, Kevin, and Miller--on a nationwide treasure hunt, scouring flea markets for antiques and vintage valuables with an eye toward selling their finds for profit at auction. Over the course of 20 one-hour episodes, viewers will get to know the pickers, enjoy an up-close look at the fierce competition in each episode and obstacles they face in the marketplace each week, and make their best guesses about who will come out ahead at the end of each episode.

MARKET WARRIORS will be followed by ANTIQUES ROADSHOW on Mondays at 9:00 p.m. "MARKET WARRIORS is a perfect complement to ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, building on our audience's passion for history and antiques. Together they offer an addictive two hours of flea markets, antiques and unique finds," said John F. Wilson, Senior Vice President & Chief TV Programming Executive for PBS.

For more information about MARKET WARRIORS, please visit MARKET WARRIORS is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston and sponsored through the support of public television viewers.

About MPTV

Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two traditional television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services. The MPTV stations are the area's only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials. The station is watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

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