Mark your calendars. Set your DVR. It’s finally here.
Three episodes of the popular public TV show, “Antiques Roadshow,” that were filmed in Charleston last summer will air at 8 p.m. Feb. 15, 22 and 29 on PBS.
The episodes are part of the show’s new 20th anniversary season.
Last August, the 13-time Emmy-nominated series came to Charleston as part of its six-city summer production tour.
More than 4,500 guests attended the all-day appraisal event where guests received valuations of their antiques and collectibles from specialists from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers.
“We were thrilled to film in Charleston as part of our 20th season, where we found some amazing treasures,” says executive producer Marsha Bemko.
“Unexpected discoveries included items like a collection of Jimi Hendrix items acquired by a concert-goer at a 1970 show in Stockholm, Sweden, held just weeks before the famous musician’s death.”
Linda O’Bryon, president and chief executive officer of South Carolina ETV, says that ticket requests for the Charleston taping last summer were the second highest in the nation.
“Our most popular local programs usually involve South Carolina history and culture, and ‘Antiques Roadshow’ is a wonderful way to share our stories with a national audience,” says O’Bryon.
As part of the new season, “Antiques Roadshow” reveals a surprising scope of treasures. Viewers will see a new show opening, a new set and new “snapshot” feature that ultimately delivers more appraisals than ever before in each hour-long episode.
“Antiques Roadshow,” sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance with additional funding from public television viewers, is produced by WGBH Boston for PBS under license from the BBC. The show is the most-watched ongoing primetime PBS series.