via press release:
Behind every family’s treasures, there’s always a story…
FOX Uncovers New Unscripted Series “Buried Treasure”
May 31, 2011 – FOX has picked up BURIED TREASURE, a new unscripted series in which identical twin brothers Leigh and Leslie Keno (“Antiques Roadshow”) travel across the country to help ordinary people discover the unknown treasures in their homes. The Keno brothers are modern-day treasure hunters – world-renowned antique experts and appraisers who have helped people all over the world sell more than $1 billion worth of collectibles. From one-of-a-kind comics to a 300-year-old violin, the pair will travel the country to uncover age-old mysteries and change people’s lives forever.
“We’re thrilled to be in partnership with FOX and the Keno Brothers on this exciting new project,” said Paul Buccieri, President and CEO, ITV Studios America. “We have had an incredible working relationship with FOX, and look forward to expanding with this initiative.”
In each episode, the Kenos will arrive at participants’ houses and immediately begin their hunt for hidden gems. Leigh and Leslie have their eyes set on a new type of prize – long-lost treasures literally buried inside people’s homes. Some people will have treasures, while others will have trash. The brothers will investigate items of interest using cutting-edge technology to determine authenticity, condition and – ultimately – worth. The expert duo will reveal the estimated auction values and ask whether the family feels the price is right and if they’re ready to sell. In some instances, the Keno brothers will bring the treasures to the world’s top buyers in an attempt to get them top dollar.
“Right now, a lot of people in America need cash, and we’re helping them find it in their own homes,” added Joe Livecchi, series creator and executive producer. “We’re transforming lives with every treasure we find.”
BURIED TREASURE is a production of ITV Studios America. The series was created by Joe Livecchi (“What Not to Wear”). Livecchi, Paul Buccieri (“Eleventh Hour”), Tim Miller, Leigh Keno, Leslie Keno and Tim Eagan (HELL’S KITCHEN) are executive producers.