via press release:
HISTORY GREENLIGHTS 10 EPISODES OF “PAWNOGRAPHY”
Game Show Based on Hit Series “Pawn Stars” To Premiere in Summer 2014
NEW YORK, NY – April 30, 2014 – HISTORY has picked up 10 episodes of a new game show titled “PAWNOGRAPHY” from Leftfield Pictures, it was announced today by Elaine Frontain Bryant, Senior Vice President, Programming and Development for HISTORY. The half-hour game show will be taped in front of a live studio audience and production on the series is slated to begin this May in Las Vegas. The series is set to premiere on History in Summer 2014.
“We are thrilled to work with Leftfield Pictures on this exciting and challenging new game show that combines the two elements that make ‘Pawn Stars’ an absolute fan favorite – history and the fun, family-dynamic between the Harrison’s and Chumlee,” said Frontain Bryant. “This show gives viewers the chance to go head-to-head with the man who knows a little bit about everything, Rick Harrison, and take home treasurable items from the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawnshop.”
In each episode of PAWNOGRAPHY, contestants will compete against each other and ‘The Pawn Stars’ in three rounds of trivia style questions – that escalate in difficulty as the rounds advance – to win money and coveted items from the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawnshop. Rick, Corey & Chumlee are featured in each episode as they vigorously defend their treasured items from confident and brainy contestants. The cherished items up for grabs are from Rick’s personal collection and he doesn’t want to give them up – this is the only game show that doesn’t want the contestants to win!
PAWNOGRAPHY will be produced by Leftfield Pictures for HISTORY. Russ McCarroll, Zachary Behr and Elaine Frontain Bryant are Executive Producers for HISTORY. Brent Montgomery, David George, Shawn Witt, and Michael Binkow serve as Executive Producers for Leftfield Pictures.
HISTORY®, now reaching more than 98 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®, Swamp People® and The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man as well as HISTORY®’s first scripted series Vikings, and epic miniseries and special programming such as The Bible and the Emmy® Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, Men Who Built America, 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.