via press release:
HISTORY’s Hit Series AMERICAN PICKERS Returns
Season Premiere Wednesday May 6, 9PM ET/PT
Premiere Episode Features Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys
New York, NY – April 28, 2015 – Everyone’s favorite pickers are back in action when Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz return for an all new season of AMERICAN PICKERS, premiering Wednesday May 6, 9PM ET/PT.
On this season of AMERICAN PICKERS, Mike and Frank continue their mission to recycle America by rescuing forgotten relics and giving them a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about American history along the way. In the season opener, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys shows interest in a vintage Chet Atkins Gretsch guitar that Mike stumbled across in South Carolina.
In upcoming episodes, Mike and Frank cover new territory, picking in New Mexico for the first time ever. It wouldn’t be American Pickers without amazing classic cars, and this season features two particularly rare ones: a 1954 Red Nash Healey Coupe and a 1954 Grey Nash Healey Coupe. Also coming up, the guys find a building chock full of Star Wars memorabilia including a life-sized Storm Trooper and Yoda, causing Frank to geek out. A lot is at stake when Frank makes a big bet with Mike: If Mike can down six dozen oysters then Frank has to shave his beard.
This is not your grandmother’s antiquing. Mike and Frank will stop at nothing to get their hands on some buried treasure, even if it means diving into countless piles of junk to do it.
AMERICAN PICKERS is produced by Cineflix’s subsidiary American Pickers 6 Productions Inc. Paul Cabana, Tim Healy and Kristen Burns serve as executive producers for HISTORY. Executive Producers for Cineflix are Charles Tremayne and Mark Poertner. Mike Swanhaus is a co-executive producer. Mike Wolfe is also an executive producer.
HISTORY®, now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate, including scripted event programming, features a roster of hit series including American Pickers®, American Restoration™, Ax Men™, Counting Cars™, Pawn Stars® and Swamp People® as well as HISTORY®’s first scripted series Vikings, and epic miniseries and special programming such as The Bible, The Men Who Built America, Houdini, Sons of Liberty and the Emmy® Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, Gettysburg, Vietnam in HD, America The Story of Us® and 102 Minutes That Changed America. The HISTORY® website is the leading online resource for all things history, and in 2011, the United States Library of Congress selected HISTORY®’s Civil War 150 site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War sesquicentennial