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NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES CELEBRITY HOME RAIDERS PREMIERES MARCH 6 ON LIFETIME
DAVID HASSELHOFF, ICE T and COCO, LANCE BASS, FRAN DRESCHER,
DAVID CASSIDY, DEBBIE GIBSON, THE SIMMONS FAMILY and RICK HARRISON
Open Up Their Homes To Auction Off Their Valuables for Charity
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 23, 2014) -- Celebrities welcome viewers into their homes for a trip down memory lane and an exclusive look into their lives and prized possessions in Lifetime’s all-new unscripted series Celebrity Home Raiders. The series premieres Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 10pm ET/PT.
In each half-hour episode of Celebrity Home Raiders, host Kit Hoover (Access Hollywood Live) and renowned auctioneers Darren Julien and Martin Nolan from Julien’s Auctions, reminisce with celebrities as they search through their belongings for beloved treasures to be auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting a charity of each celebrity’s choice. The stars invite Kit, Darren and Martin into their homes to discuss the history and sentiment of their personal memorabilia while haggling over each item’s value. Potential items up for auction include David Hasselhoff’s replica of KITT from Knight Rider, an Axe guitar owned and used by Gene Simmons from KISS, and many other highly coveted items. Will the objects’ final price meet the celebrities’ expectation and – more importantly – will they reach their charitable donation goals?
The featured celebrities and their charities are:
David Cassidy benefiting Alzheimer’s Association of America
David Hasselhoff benefiting Starlight Foundation
Debbie Gibson benefiting Children International
Fran Drescher benefiting Cancer Schmancer
Ice T & Coco benefiting The Long Island Bulldog Rescue Group
Lance Bass benefiting The Trevor Project
Rick Harrison benefiting Voice Health Institute
Simmons Family benefiting Sophie’s Place Center for Abused Children
Celebrity Home Raiders is produced for Lifetime by DiGaVision (Teen Wolf) and Leftfield Pictures (Pawn Stars). Executive Producers are Liz Gateley and Tony DiSanto for DiGa Vision, Brent Montgomery, David George and Matthew J. Braley for Leftfield Pictures, Mary Donahue and Paul Hardy for Lifetime, and Lance Bass, who also is a creator of the project. Augi Jakovac serves as co-executive producer. Eight, half hour-long episodes have been ordered.
ABOUT DIGA VISION
DiGa Vision, LLC is owned and controlled by former MTV producers and executives Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley, and is focused on creating, developing and producing cable and broadcast reality and scripted series, films, and digital content. DiGa's signature style and unique voice reflects the pop culture relevance, distinctive visuals and seamless execution that DiSanto and Gateley are well recognized for. Since its launch in January 2011, DiGa has series and pilots in various stages of production at a slew of networks, including A&E, CMT, CW, History, Lifetime, Logo, MTV and Oxygen. Current series include Teen Wolf (MTV), Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life (MTV), Girl Get Your Mind Right (MTV), My Life is a Lifetime Movie (Lifetime), I Love the 1880s (History), The Baby Wait (Logo), and the upcoming adventure reality series Strange Medicine for Fusion, and the scripted horror series Scream for MTV. Digital series include K-Town with co exec producer Tyrese Gibson, ArtstTlk hosted by Pharrell Williams, travel series Ex-Pats with Savannah Buffet, and the scripted comedy Olive and Mocha for NBCU digital. DiGa has projects in development with talent such as Ceelo Green, Magician Calen Morelli, Sean Hayes, Mac Lethal, Kristin Cavalari, Kelly Cutrone and Kevin James.
ABOUT LEFTFIELD PICTURES
Leftfield Pictures, part of the Leftfield Entertainment group, is best known for producing the breakout hit Pawn Stars, delivering record ratings for History and spawning the “hidden treasures” genre of programming. Pawn Stars spinoffs include American Restoration, Counting Cars and Pawn Stars UK, the series’ first international format, with additional format territories in development. Leftfield Pictures also produces Oddities (Science), Guntucky (CMT), and Blood, Sweat and Heels (Bravo) -- which in January 2014 was the #1 series premiere in Bravo history -- among many other series in production and development with networks including AMC, WEtv, History, Discovery, VH1, National Geographic Channel, and others. Other Leftfield Entertainment companies include Sirens Media, Loud TV and Outpost Entertainment.
ABOUT JULIEN’S AUCTIONS
Julien’s Auctions is the auction house to the stars. With expertise specializing in entertainment, music and sports memorabilia, Julien’s Auctions has quickly established itself as the premier auction house in high profile celebrity and entertainment auctions. Darren Julien, Founder & CEO and Martin Nolan, Executive Director, have appeared on thousands of televisions shows and have been featured in magazines and news outlets around the globe. Previous auctions include the collections of Cher, U2, Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand, Larry Hagman, estate of Marilyn Monroe, the estate of Les Paul, and many more. Official website is www.juliensauctions.com.
Lifetime is a premier female-focused entertainment destination dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. As a result of the network’s aggressive programming strategy that has doubled the hours of its original programming, 2013 marked Lifetime’s second straight year of growth among Total Viewers. Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.