Antiques Roadshow
Created byBBC Television
Developed byWGBH Boston
Directed by
  • John Boyle III (current)
  • Bill Francis (current)
  • Susan Conover
  • Phillip Gay
Presented byCoral Peña
Theme music composerTom Phillips
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons27
Executive producers
  • Marsha Bemko
  • Aida Moreno (1996–2001)
  • Peter Cook (2001–2003)
  • Sam Farrell
  • Sarah Elliott
Production locationsList of locations
CinematographyChas Norton
  • Jeff Cronenberg
  • Kelsey Bresnahan
  • Sharon Singer
  • Shady Hartshorne
Camera setupMultiple
Running timeca. 52:30
Production companyWGBH-TV
Original release
ReleaseJanuary 9, 1997 (1997-01-09) –
Antiques Roadshow appraises thousands of items in any given taping, with the public ticketed for time slots between 8 am and 5 pm local time; this image shows a portion of the public entering a July 2009 roadshow in Madison, Wisconsin, at noon.
Before people enter the main appraisal/recording area, general appraisers quickly categorize and give tickets to specific appraisers (e.g. "Asian Art", "Metal Work", etc.).

Antiques Roadshow is an American television program broadcast on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Public television stations. The program features local antiques owners who bring in items to be appraised by experts. Provenance, history, and value of the items are discussed. Based on the original British Antiques Roadshow, which premiered in 1979, the American version first aired in 1997. When taping locations are decided, they are announced on the program's website raising the profile of various small to mid-size cities, such as Billings, Montana; Biloxi, Mississippi; Bismarck, North Dakota; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Hot Springs, Arkansas; and Rapid City, South Dakota. Antiques Roadshow has been nominated 16 times for a Primetime Emmy.

During 2005, the American version of Antiques Roadshow produced its own spin-off called Antiques Roadshow FYI, a half-hour program that followed the fate of items appraised in the parent show and provided additional information on antiques and collecting.


Creation and premiere

Antiques Roadshow is the American version of the British Broadcasting Corporation program of the same name, which premiered as a special in 1977[1] and began airing as a regular series in the United Kingdom in 1979.[1] The public television station in Boston, Massachusetts, WGBH-TV, created the American version in 1996 under a license from the BBC.[1] The first American episodes were taped in 1996 and broadcast on PBS in 1997. WGBH-TV produces the show.[2]

In 2001, PBS began airing the original BBC version of Antiques Roadshow in the United States. In the United States, the BBC version is titled Antiques Roadshow UK to differentiate it from the American version.


The first host of the American version of Antiques Roadshow was antiques expert Chris Jussel. He hosted the program from 1997 to 2000 (Seasons 1 through 4). He was followed by contemporary art expert Dan Elias, who took over after Jussel's departure and hosted the program from 2001 to 2003 (Seasons 5 through 7). Good Morning America correspondent Lara Spencer replaced Elias as the host, and she hosted from 2004 to 2005 (Seasons 8 and 9). Actor, television personality, and game show host Mark L. Walberg hosted the program from 2006 to 2019 (Seasons 10 through 23). Coral Peña, billed as the narrator rather than host, has narrated the show since Season 24, which was broadcast in 2020.


Seasons 1–19

During the first 19 seasons (1997–2015), each episode began with an on-camera introduction by the host (Chris Jussel, Dan Elias, Lara Spencer, and Mark L. Walberg) followed by footage of the taping location while the host identified the location — a hotel ballroom, convention center, civic arena, or similar facility — in a voiceover. The taping in each city was split into three one-hour episodes, e.g., "Boise Hour 1," "Chattanooga Hour 2," or "Raleigh Hour 3." Various two-to four-minute-long segments[2] of people talking about their item(s) and their appraisers talking about the provenance, history, and value of the item(s) followed, interspersed with several brief informal appraisals, lasting about a minute or so and called "over-the-shoulder appraisals."

In a several-minute "field segment" about halfway through each episode, the host joined one of the show's appraisers to tour a museum or historic site near the episode's taping location, where the appraiser discussed antiques at the site with the host and estimated their value. Each episode ended with the host wrapping things up on camera. In the show's early seasons, the episodes ended with the Antiques Roadshow crew getting ready to turn the studio lights off, and take down the set. In later seasons, the closing credits featuring the crew taking down the set was discontinued, and was replaced by a "Feedback Booth," a series of clips of people talking about their experience at Antiques Roadshow that rolls during the credits. A "Hidden Treasures" segment consisting of two additional appraisals followed the credits.

Seasons 20-22

In Season 20, which aired in 2016, a format change occurred. Although the conventional and "over-the-shoulder" appraisals and the Feedback Booth continued as before, the show adopted a new logo, new graphics for its opening and closing credits, and a new set, and the role of the host was reduced significantly. Segments in which the host appeared on camera were discontinued, and instead the host introduced and closed each episode in a voiceover.[3] The mid-show field segment featuring the host and an appraiser at a local museum or historic site was dropped.[3] In addition, each episode included several quick "snapshot" appraisals;[3] in this new type of appraisal, no appraiser appeared on camera, and instead a guest quickly described his or her object to the camera and a still image of the object followed that included a graphic of the object's appraised value. The Feedback booth survived,[3] but the post-episode "Hidden Treasures" segment disappeared for a time, although it later returned. The taping in each city continued to be split into three one-hour episodes.

In 2016, Antiques Roadshow executive producer Marsha Bemko explained the reasons for the Season 20 changes.[3] The old set, in use since the filming of Season 9 in 2004, had reached the end of its useful life and employed what she viewed as outdated graphics generated using outdated technology, so she used the design and construction of a new set to allow the show to incorporate more modern graphics.[3] The new logo employed the new set's graphics as did the opening credits, which also were changed to reflect a feeling of Antiques Roadshow traveling along a road, in contrast to the old credit sequence's static depiction of objects in an attic.[3] Antiques Roadshow had found that its viewers tended to tune out during the mid-show field segment and preferred to watch appraisals,[3][2] and dropping the field segment and adding "snapshot" appraisals kept viewers watching and allowed them to see about a dozen additional appraisals per episode.[3]

Season 23 to present

The last three episodes of Season 22 (taped in 2017 and televised in 2018) unveiled another format change which became the standard format for all episodes beginning with Season 23, televised in 2019. As the British version of the show had done over a decade earlier,[1][2] Antiques Roadshow moved from taping episodes in convention centers and ballrooms to taping them at historic sites, such as mansions, including the first outdoor segments ever recorded for the show.[2][1] Interspersed among the standard, over-the-shoulder, and snapshot appraisals were brief vignettes describing the history and features of the historic site or discussing people who had once lived in or had founded or funded the site. Although the host (Mark Walberg during Seasons 22 and 23) remained entirely off camera throughout each episode, he served as a narrator for these segments in addition to opening and closing each episode. The Feedback Booth continued to air at the end of each episode, and taping at each site was still split into three one-hour episodes.

Although it remained popular[2] — drawing a cumulative audience of 8 million per week[2] — and enjoyed significant support among PBS donors,[2] the show's viewership measured in terms of household season average had declined 5 percent from the 2016–2017 television season to the 2017–2018 season[2] and 21 percent since the 2012–2013 season,[1][2] probably because its long-running format was beginning to become stale.[2] Bemko explained in 2018 that the new format, in combination with the changes made for Season 20 three years earlier, was designed to refresh the show and improve its pacing.[2]

Walberg left the show after Season 23 aired in 2019. Coral Peña took over the job of performing each episode's voiceovers in Season 24, broadcast in 2020, and she was billed as the show's narrator rather than its host. With the premiere of Season 24, new half-hour Recut episodes were added (which are edited reruns of previous episodes from the series); these episodes served as one of the replacement programs for Nightly Business Report, which aired its final episode in December 2019.

The 2020 tour, which would have been filmed for new episodes to air in 2021, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4][5] Instead, Antiques Roadshow appraisers visited various celebrities during 2020 to discuss and appraise their antiques, resulting in four new episodes with this format. With no other new footage available, Season 25, which aired in 2021, otherwise consisted entirely of specials made up of clips from earlier seasons.

The 2021 tour, filmed for broadcast in 2022, returned to appraisals of the antiques of everyday people, but not to appraisal segments filmed during crowded events. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, guests at each tour stop were invited to have their appraisals filmed on a closed set.[6] The "Feedback Booth" — which previously featured guests who had not appeared on camera during the tour stop — returned, but consisted solely of guests whose appraisals had appeared in the episode.

Antiques Roadshow FYI

During 2005, PBS broadcast Antiques Roadshow FYI, a short-lived spinoff of Antiques Roadshow. The weekly half-hour show, hosted by then-Antiques Roadshow host Lara Spencer, provided information on items shown on previous episodes of Antiques Roadshow, as well as additional information on antiques and collecting provided by Antiques Roadshow appraisers.


Each spring and summer — except in 2020, when COVID-19 pandemic forced its cancellation — the Antiques Roadshow production team and appraisers make an annual tour, visiting various cities in the United States. (In 1999 the tour made its only foreign stop, visiting Canada to film in Toronto, Ontario.) The local PBS station usually serves as host for each tour stop.[2] Taping in each location lasts one day,[1][2] and episodes drawn from that day are broadcast the following year.

During the first 21 seasons and for most of the 22nd season, production followed a routine, predictable pattern, with all taping occurring indoors in a convention center, hotel ballroom, or similar venue. The production team selected cities for the annual tour based on several factors, including the requirement of a minimum of 80,000 square feet (7,400 m2) of space to accommodate the tour event. Most filming in these venues could be accomplished by placing cameras in a central location and simply spinning them around to capture various appraisals.[1]

In 2017, when during the 22nd season the show moved to taping at historic sites and began recording outdoor appraisals for the first time, production became more complicated.[2] The venues were far more variable than convention centers and ballrooms and cameras, rather than operating mostly from a central location, were required to roam the venue to capture appraisals at various locations around the property.[1] The move to outdoor appraisals required contingency planning in case of bad weather.[2] Preproduction work also became more extensive and demanding.[2] Producers had a large database of convention centers and ballrooms suitable for Antiques Roadshow that they had accumulated in earlier years, but had no familiarity with historic sites or their availability or suitability for an Antiques Roadshow tour stop,[1] and negotiations with owners and proprietors of taping sites also sometimes were more complicated than those with convention centers or ballroom venues.[1] Executive producer Marsha Bemko credited the producers of the BBC version of the show, which had been taping at historic sites and outdoors for over a decade by the time the American show began to do it, for playing an important role as advisers to her team as the American show switched to the new format.[2]

Tickets to attend each tour stop are free, but are provided only to preselected people and on a random basis. Tickets are not available at the tour venue on the day of event. To request tickets, prospective appraisees must fill out a form on the show's official website. Each visitor is guaranteed a free appraisal, whether or not his or her appraisal is recorded for television.[1] During the years of visiting convention centers and ballrooms, Antiques Roadshow distributed 5,000 tickets at each tour stop.[1] During the first tour visiting historic sites, the number of tickets was cut back to 2,500 per tour stop, although visitors were allowed to bring two items each so that the number of appraisals did not drop.[1] In later years, the number of tickets per stop increased again.[1]

Upon arrival on filming day, each visitor checks in at a designated time and is directed to a line to wait in to see an appraiser who can assess his or her object.[1] At each tour stop, about 150 of the 5,000 appraisals are filmed,[1] and of these about 30 eventually appear on television.[1] If an appraiser chooses an object for filming, the visitor may wait between 30 minutes and two hours before his or her segment is filmed.[1]

Regardless of whether taping occurs indoors at convention centers or outdoors at historic sites, the number of new episodes broadcast the following season depends on the number of locations visited on the annual tour.[2] A five-location tour usually results in 24 to 26 new episodes the following season.[2]


About 70 appraisers work at each tour stop.[1] They are volunteers; Antiques Roadshow does not pay them for their services, nor does it compensate them for any of their travel expenses, providing them only with a free breakfast and lunch on each filming day.[1] Appraisers neither buy nor sell items during an Antiques Roadshow tour stop.[1]

Only three producers are on site for any tour stop,[1] and although they circulate to identify items that may be of interest on the show, seeking objects which probably will be the most entertaining to air on the program regardless of their assessed value,[2] they rely heavily on the appraisers to find interesting objects and pitch them to the producers as worthy of filming.[2][1] Appraisers thus play a vital role in determining which objects are filmed for potential use in an Antiques Roadshow episode.[1] Given the amount of money they spend on travel to participate in an Antiques Roashow tour — often over $10,000 — and the lack of compensation for them by the show, the appraisers have an incentive to get a return on their investment by finding television-worthy objects and getting on camera in the hope of benefiting from the resulting national exposure.[1] Typically, an appraiser gives his or her initial appraisal of an object to the visitor based on knowledge he or she already has, but appraisers usually take advantage of the delay between identifying an object of interest for television and the filming of a segment on it to conduct further research to find additional interesting information on the object and to make sure he or she has the details about it right for the filmed appraisal.[1]

2001 fraud incident

In 1999, a jury awarded a descendant of Confederate Army General George Pickett a US$800,000 judgment against military artifacts dealer Russ Pritchard III, who appeared on Antiques Roadshow as an appraiser, for fraudulently undervaluing Pickett memorabilia, purchasing the items, and then reselling them at a large profit.[7] At the time, Antiques Roadshow producers decided to keep Pritchard on the show, believing that the jury award did not have an impact on his ability to appraise items on Antiques Roadshow.[7] In March 2000, however, revelations that both Pritchard and George Juno — another military artifacts dealer and Antiques Roadshow appraiser and Pritchard's business partner at the company American Ordnance Preservation Association — had staged a fraudulent appraisal in 1997 led the show to sever ties with them.[7][8] In March 2001, the two men were accused of using their Antiques Roadshow appearances to establish a reputation as experts in American Civil War artifacts and memorabilia by making phony appraisals designed to lure unsuspecting owners of Civil War antiques to do business with their company, subsequently defrauding their victims of hundreds of thousands of dollars.[7][8] Both men were indicted in March 2001 on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud, witness tampering, and giving false testimony, and additional indictments followed as other fraudulent activities came to light.[8][9][10] Juno pleaded guilty in May 2001,[7][11] as did Pritchard in December 2001. Both were sentenced to prison terms in 2002.[12][13]

Highest appraisals

The following ten items are recognized as the most valuable items featured on the American Antiques Roadshow:



Season Host Broadcast Year Taped Year Location (City and State/Province) Miscellaneous
1 Chris Jussel 1997 1996 Albuquerque, New Mexico
College Park, Maryland
Concord, Massachusetts
Denver, Colorado
Durham, North Carolina
Greenwich, Connecticut
Kansas City, Missouri
San Antonio, Texas
Southfield, Michigan
The first season and Jussel's first year as host. The 13 taping locations are the most in a single season in the show's history.
2 1998 1997 Atlanta
Nashville, Tennessee
Phoenix, Arizona
San Francisco
Secaucus, New Jersey
3 1999 1998 Hartford, Connecticut
Houston, Texas
Los Angeles
Louisville, Kentucky
Portland, Oregon
Richmond, Virginia
Rochester, New York
4 2000 1999 Baltimore, Maryland
Birmingham, Alabama
Columbus, Ohio
Des Moines, Iowa
Providence, Rhode Island
Salt Lake City
Tampa, Florida
Toronto, Ontario
Jussel's last year as host. The Toronto episodes, taped in Canada, were, to date, the only ones ever taped outside of the United States.
5 Dan Elias 2001 2000 Austin, Texas
Charleston, South Carolina
Las Vegas
Madison, Wisconsin
Sacramento, California
St. Louis, Missouri
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Elias's first year as host. Boston also was a taping site in 2000, but the Boston episodes were not broadcast until the 2002 season.
6 2002 2001 Boston
New Orleans
New York City
San Diego
Tucson, Arizona
The Boston segment was taped in the summer of 2000.
7 2003 2002 Albuquerque
Charlotte, North Carolina
Cleveland, Ohio
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Kansas City
Elias's last year as host.
8 Lara Spencer 2004 2003 Chicago
Oklahoma City
San Francisco
Savannah, Georgia
Spencer's first year as host. The four taping locations were the fewest in show's history. The first season to have specials; the two specials were Roadshow Favorites and Greatest Finds.
9 2005 2004 Memphis, Tennessee
Omaha, Nebraska
Reno, Nevada
St. Paul, Minnesota
Spencer's last year as host. This season's specials were Tomorrow's Antiques and Wild Things! Spencer also hosted the spin-off program Antiques Roadshow FYI, which only aired during this season.
10 Mark Walberg 2006 2005 Bismarck, North Dakota
Los Angeles
Walberg's first year as host. This season's specials were Fame and Fortune and Roadshow Remembers.
11 2007 2006 Honolulu, Hawaii
Mobile, Alabama
Salt Lake City
First season to tape outside of the continental United States while still remaining in the United States (Hawaii). This season's specials were Jackpot! and Unique Antiques.
12 2008 2007 Baltimore
Las Vegas
Orlando, Florida
San Antonio
Spokane, Washington
This season's specials were Politically Collect and Trash to Treasure.
13 2009 2008 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Palm Springs, California
Wichita, Kansas
This season's specials were Big and Little and Relative Riches.
14 2010 2009 Atlantic City, New Jersey
Raleigh, North Carolina
San Jose, California
This season's specials were Naughty or Nice and Simply the Best.
15 2011 2010 Billings, Montana
Biloxi, Mississippi
Des Moines
Miami Beach, Florida
San Diego
Washington, D.C.
First season to tape in the nation's capital (Washington, D.C.). This season was the first to have more than two specials. This season's specials were Forever Young, Junk in the Trunk, and Tasty Treasures.
16 2012 2011 Atlanta
El Paso, Texas
Eugene, Oregon
First season to have Vintage specials, each of which repeated an episode from an earlier season and compared each original appraisal with an update of the object's appraised value. This season's specials included Cats & Dogs, Greatest Gifts, Junk in the Trunk 2, Vintage Atlanta, Vintage Houston, Vintage Phoenix, Vintage Pittsburgh, Vintage San Francisco, and Vintage Secaucus.
17 2013 2012 Boston
Corpus Christi, Texas
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Rapid City, South Dakota
This season's specials included Finders Keepers, Survivors, Vintage Hartford, Vintage Los Angeles, Vintage Louisville, Vintage Milwaukee, Vintage Richmond, and Vintage Rochester.
18 2014 2013 Anaheim, California
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Boise, Idaho
Detroit, Michigan
Jacksonville, Florida
Kansas City
Knoxville, Tennessee
First season since 2001 to tape in at least eight cities. This season's specials included The Boomer Years, Junk in the Trunk 4.1, Junk in the Trunk 4.2, Manor House Treasures, Vintage Baltimore, Vintage Columbus, Vintage Des Moines, Vintage Providence, Vintage Salt Lake City, Vintage Tampa, and Vintage Toronto.
19 2015 2014 New York City
Austin, Texas
Bismarck, North Dakota
Birmingham, Alabama
Santa Clara, California
Charleston, West Virginia
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The last season in which the host appeared on camera, and the last to include weekly mid-show field segment in which the host toured a local museum or historic site with one of the appraisers to discuss antiques. This season's specials included Celebrating Black Americana, Junk in the Trunk 5.1, Junk in the Trunk 5.2, Treasures on the Move, Vintage Charleston, Vintage Denver, Vintage Las Vegas, Vintage Madison, Vintage Sacramento, Vintage St. Louis, and Vintage Tulsa.
20 2016 2015 Spokane
Little Rock
Charleston, South Carolina
The show adopted a new logo, new set, new graphics, and new opening credits this season, and unveiled a new format in which the host provided voiceovers at the show's beginning and end but did not appear on camera. The weekly mid-show field segment in which the host toured a local museum or historic site with one of the appraisers to discuss antiques was discontinued, and brief "snapshot" appraisals of items of lesser value debuted. This season's specials included The Best of 20, Celebrating Asian-Pacific Heritage, Mansion Masterpieces, Junk in the Trunk 6, Vintage Boston, Vintage Indianapolis, Vintage Miami, Vintage New Orleans, Vintage New York, Vintage San Diego, and Vintage Tucson.
21 2017 2016 Fort Worth, Texas
Indianapolis, Indiana
Palm Springs, California
Salt Lake City, Utah
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Orlando, Florida
This season's specials included The Civil War Years, Junk in the Trunk 7, Our 50 States Part One, Our 50 States Part Two, Vintage Albuquerque, Vintage Austin, Vintage Charlotte, Vintage Cleveland, Vintage Hot Springs, Vintage Kansas City, and Vintage Seattle.
22 2018 2017 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
New Orleans
St. Louis, Missouri
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Newport, Rhode Island
The final three episodes of the season, filmed in Newport and shot inside and on the grounds of Rosecliff, unveiled another new format in which the show was taped for the first time at a historic house or other historic site rather than in a convention center or ballroom, and included appraisals taped outdoors for the first time, although plans for all the appraisals to take place outdoors were spoiled by rain generated by Hurricane Jose offshore, and most of the appraisals took place inside the mansion or in tents erected on the mansion's grounds.[30][31] Another new feature of the Newport episodes was the interspersing among appraisals of frequent pauses for segments narrated off-camera by the host about the mansion's construction, history, and features, as well as those of neighboring mansions.

This season's specials included Celebrating Latino Heritage, Junk in the Trunk 8, Kooky & Spooky, Somethings Wild, Vintage Birmingham, Vintage Chicago, Vintage Oklahoma City, Vintage Omaha, Vintage Portland, Vintage San Francisco, and Vintage Savannah.

23 2019 2018 Rochester, Michigan
Sarasota, Florida
San Diego
Walberg's last season as host. The format introduced with the previous season's Newport episodes became standard for all episodes, with each set of three episodes centering around appraisals taking place at an historic site and including frequent brief segments relating facts about the features and history of the site itself. The buildings featured were Meadow Brook Hall outside Rochester in Rochester Hills, Michigan; Ca' d'Zan in Sarasota; the Hotel del Coronado outside San Diego in Coronado, California; the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa; and Churchill Downs in Louisville. The Churchill Downs episodes were broadcast in May 2019 to give them a tie-in with the 2019 Kentucky Derby, which was run that month at Churchill Downs.[2]

For the first time, the season's Vintage episodes included taping locations featured in a Vintage episode broadcast during a previous season, denoting these by including the year of the current season's Vintage broadcast (i.e., 2019 this season) in the episode's title. This season's specials included Extraordinary Finds, The Gen X Years, Junk in the Trunk 9, Out of this World, Vintage Bismarck, Vintage Houston 2019, Vintage Memphis, Vintage Providence 2019, Vintage Reno, Vintage St. Paul, and Vintage Tampa 2019.

Extraordinary Finds, which aired on November 4, 2019, was the 500th episode of Antiques Roadshow.

24 Coral Peña 2020 2019 Phoenix
San Antonio
West Fargo, North Dakota
Winterthur, Delaware
Peña's first season with the show; she was billed as the narrator of each episode rather than its host. The sites featured were Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix; the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio; the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento; Bonanzaville, USA in West Fargo; and Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Winterthur.

This season's specials included Election Collection, Junk in the Trunk 10, Treasure Fever, Women's Work, Vintage Honolulu, Vintage Los Angeles 2020, Vintage Milwaukee, Vintage Mobile, Vintage Philadelphia 2020, and Vintage Salt Lake City.

This season introduced the first Antiques Roadshow Recut episodes, which were the show's first half-hour episodes. Each Recut episode consisted of material previously broadcast in a full-length episode of the same name during an earlier season. This season's Recut episodes were Recut: Politically Collect, Part 1, Recut: Politically Collect, Part 2, Recut Newport, Part 1, Recut Newport, Part 2, Recut Newport, Part 3, Recut Newport, Part 4, Recut Newport, Part 5, and Recut Newport, Part 6.[32]

25 2021 2020 Plans called for the 2020 tour, which would have provided the footage for new episodes in 2021, to visit the Boston Public Library in Boston, The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, Cheekwood in Nashville, Milner Plaza at Museum Hill in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia.[5][4] The tour was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, Antiques Roadshow appraisers visited celebrities — actor Gbenga Akinnagbe, performer Rubén Blades, author Marc Brown, comedian Ronny Chieng, musician and composer Paquito D'Rivera, musician Brenda Feliciano, chef Carla Hall, humorist John Hodgman, Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, television personality Carson Kressley, comedian Jay Leno, performer Luba Mason, actress S. Epatha Merkerson, broadcast journalist Soledad O'Brien, golfer Dottie Pepper, author Jason Reynolds, humorist Mo Rocca, fashion designer Christian Siriano, and cartoonist Mo Willems — to discuss and appraise their antiques, resulting in footage for four new episodes: Celebrity Edition, Hour 1; Celebrity Edition, Hour 2; Celebrity Edition, Hour 3; and Celebrity Edition, Hour 4. Otherwise, the show relied on specials to fill out the season. The season's specials included American Stories; Best Bargains, Body of Work, Celebrating 25 Years, Extraordinary Finds 2, Modern Icons, Tearjerkers, True Colors, Vintage Baltimore 2021, Hour 1; Vintage Baltimore 2021, Hour 2; Vintage Las Vegas 2021, Hour 1; Vintage Las Vegas 2021, Hour 2; Vintage Louisville 2021, Hour 1; Vintage Louisville 2021, Hour 2; Vintage Orlando, Hour 1; Vintage Orlando, Hour 2; Vintage Spokane, Hour 1; Vintage Spokane, Hour 2; Vintage Tucson 2021, Hour 1;Vintage Tucson 2021, Hour 2; and Vintage Wichita. The season's Recut episodes were Recut: American Stories Part 1, Recut: American Stories Part 2, Recut: Out of This World Part 1, Recut: Out of This World Part 2, Recut: Women's Work Part 1, Recut: Women's Work Part 2, Recut: Treasure Fever Part 1, and Recut: Treasure Fever Part 2.
26 2022 2021 Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
Hamilton, New Jersey
Middletown, Connecticut
Sands Point, New York
Williamsburg, Virginia
The sites featured were the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods; Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton; the Samuel Wadsworth Russell House in Middletown; Hempstead House in Sands Point; and Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg. Rather than conventional tour stops, guests at each stop were filmed by invitation only on a closed set to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The season′s specials included Junk in the Trunk 11, Let's Celebrate!, Natural Wonders, Musical Scores, Vintage Grand Rapids, Hour 1, Vintage Grand Rapids, Hour 2, Vintage Palm Springs, Hour 1, Vintage Palm Springs, Hour 2, Vintage San Antonio, Hour 1, and Vintage San Antonio, Hour 2. The season's Recut episodes were "Recut: Bonanzaville Part 1," "Recut: Bonanzaville Part 2," "Recut: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library Part 1," "Recut: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library Part 2," "Recut: Crocker Art Museum Part 1," "Recut: Crocker Art Museum Part 2," "Recut: Desert Botanical Garden Hour 1," and "Recut: Desert Botanical Garden Hour 2."

27 2023 2022 Nashville, Tennessee
Boise, Idaho
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Woodside, California
Shelburne, Vermont
The sites featured were Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville; the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise; the Santa Fe's Museum Hill in Santa Fe; Filoli in Woodside; and Shelburne Museum in Shelburne.

The season′s specials included Did Grandma Lie?, Junk in the Trunk 12, Thrills & Chills, Wags to Riches, Vintage Chattanooga, Hour 1, Vintage Chattanooga, Hour 2, Vintage Dallas, Hour 1, Vintage Dallas, Hour 2, Vintage Hartford 2023, Hour 1, and Vintage Hartford 2023, Hour 2.

28 2024 2023 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Raleigh, North Carolina
Akron, Ohio
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Anchorage, Alaska
The sites featured were the LSU Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge; the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh; Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron; Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge; and the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage.

Taping locations by state or province

Forty-eight U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and one Canadian province have hosted Antiques Roadshow tour stops. In 2020, Antiques Roadshow made no tour stops because of the COVID-19 pandemic; the four Celebrity Edition episodes filmed in 2020 and aired in 2021 during Season 25 did not consist of tour stops, and are not included below.

The broadcast years of tour stops follow (the tapings for each stop on a season's itinerary took place the previous year):[29]

State/Province Broadcast Season (Tapings are one year prior to given year)
Alabama 3 (2000, 2007, 2015)
Alaska 1 (2024)
Arizona 6 (1998, 2002, 2007, 2010, 2016, 2020)
Arkansas 2 (2003, 2016)
California 15 (1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2023)
Colorado 3 (1997, 2001, 2010)
Connecticut 4 (1997, 1999, 2009, 2022)
Delaware 1 (2020)
District of Columbia 1 (2011)
Florida 8 (2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017, 2019)
Georgia 3 (1998, 2004, 2012)
Hawaii 1 (2007)
Idaho 2 (2014, 2023)
Illinois 3 (1997, 2004, 2015)
Indiana 2 (2002, 2017)
Iowa 2 (2000, 2011)
Kansas 1 (2009)
Kentucky 3 (1999, 2008, 2019)
Louisiana 4 (2002, 2014, 2018, 2024)
Maine 0
Massachusetts 4 (1997, 2002, 2013, 2024)
Maryland 3 (1997, 2000, 2008)
Michigan 4 (1997, 2009, 2014, 2018)
Minnesota 4 (1997, 2005, 2012, 2019)
Mississippi 1 (2011)
Missouri 5 (1997, 2001, 2003, 2014, 2018)
Montana 1 (2011)
Nebraska 2 (2005, 2016)
Nevada 3 (2001, 2005, 2008)
New Hampshire 1 (2022)
New Jersey 3 (1997, 2010, 2022)
New Mexico 4 (1997, 2003, 2015, 2023)
New York 4 (1999, 2002, 2015, 2022)
North Carolina 4 (1997, 2003, 2010, 2024)
North Dakota 3 (2006, 2015, 2020)
Ohio 6 (1998, 2000, 2003, 2013, 2016, 2024)
Oklahoma 4 (2001, 2004, 2012, 2019)
Oregon 4 (1999, 2005, 2012, 2018)
Pennsylvania 5 (1997, 1998, 2007, 2012, 2018)
Rhode Island 3 (2000, 2006, 2018)
South Carolina 3 (2001, 2013, 2016)
South Dakota 1 (2013)
Tennessee 5 (1998, 2005, 2009, 2014, 2023)
Texas 11 (1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2020)
Utah 3 (2000, 2007, 2017)
Vermont 1 (2023)
Virginia 4 (1999, 2014, 2017, 2022)
Washington 4 (1997, 2003, 2008, 2013)
West Virginia 1 (2015)
Wisconsin 5 (1999, 2001, 2007, 2010, 2018)
Wyoming 0
Ontario (Canada) 1 (2000)


Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2002 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Nonfiction Series (Informational) Marsha Bemko and Peter B. Cook Nominated
2003 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Nonfiction Program (Alternative) Nominated
2005 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Reality Program Marsha Bemko, Robert Marshall and Mark L. Walberg Nominated
2006 Primetime Emmy Awards Marsha Bemko and Mark L. Walberg Nominated
2007 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Marsha Bemko, Sam Farrell and Mark L. Walberg Nominated
2008 Primetime Emmy Awards Marsha Bemko and Sam Farrell Nominated
2009 Primetime Emmy Awards Nominated
2010 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Nominated
2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Nominated
2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Nominated
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Nominated
2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Structured Reality Program Marsha Bemko, Sam Farrell and Sarah K. Elliott Nominated
2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Nominated
2016 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Nominated
Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Structured Reality Show Antiques Roadshow Nominated
2017 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Structured Reality Program Marsha Bemko, Sam Farrell and Sarah K. Elliott Nominated
2018 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Nominated
2019 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Nominated
2020 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Nominated
2021 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Marsha Bemko, Adam Monahan, Sam Farrell and Sarah K. Elliott Nominated
2022 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Marsha Bemko, Sam Farrell and Sarah K. Elliott Nominated

See also


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