Foxtel has commissioned Aussie Pickers, an Australian version of US factual series, American Pickers, which sees two hosts looking for forgotten antique treasures.
A 10-part series will be produced by Shine Australia for the A&E channel.
The series will follow two yet-to-be-announced Australian pickers as they scour the country for hidden gems in junkyards, basements, garages and sheds, meeting quirky characters and hearing their stories.
Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said: “Aussie Pickers is a show with pedigree. American Pickers is one of the most popular shows on our newly launched factual entertainment channel A&E and this local version will undoubtedly capture the interest and imagination of Australian audiences and provide an excellent opportunity to further extend the brand.”
Mark Fennessy, CEO Shine Australia, added, “We’re truly excited to be associated with A&E on this brilliant, authentic series. Aussie Pickers will ignite the national search for lost gems and undiscovered treasures across the country.”
Ellen Lovejoy, from A+E Networks said, “A+E Networks has had a long-standing partnership with Foxtel, and we are thrilled to partner with them for the first international format of American Pickers.
“American Pickers is a proven success not only in the US, but also with our international partners around the world. I am confident that Aussie Pickers will have the same appeal for viewers in Australia.”
It will air in 2013.
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