November 10, 2011 12:25pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Deadliest Catch' Producers Bring 'Lost Treasures' Series to NGC
The producers of Deadliest Catch and Ice Road Truckers are bringing a new series to the National Geographic Channel.
America's Lost Treasures, produced by Original Productions and Thom Beers, will travel to 10 cities across the country in search of objects with historical importance and unexpected value.
The 10-episode series will ask viewers to submit family heirlooms, found objects and other perceived treasures to the series' website for a chance to be part of the series.
“In America, our national treasures are everywhere,” Beers said in a statement announcing the series Thursday. “But the history books only tell part of the story. We are excited to partner with National Geographic Channel to uncover the hidden collectibles and heirlooms which tell incredible stories of the people of this great country throughout our history.”
Five to six objects per city will be featured on the show with two as yet unnamed hosts who will be joined by museum staff and expert appraisers. Top possessions featured on the series will receive $10,000 as special recognition for their importance of their artifact in American history.
The series will visit cities including Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Calif., New Orleans, Savannah, Austin, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Winterthur, Del., and Detroit.
Beers and Philip D. Segal will executive produce, with Gayle Gilman and Jeff Conroy serving as co-EPs for Original Productions. Kathleen Cromley and exec vp programming Michael Cascio will oversee for the National Geographic Channel.
Beers' American Hoggers premiered in August on A&E. He's also behind Ice Road Truckers and Ax Men.