"Picked Off", from the producers of "American Pickers", is to debut July 11.
"Weekend pickers go head-to-head in a series of elimination challenges to find items they think will fetch top market value," a synopsis said. "Four teams begin with $100 each to spend on one item -- and the clock is ticking. Teams dig through barns and meet interesting characters all in pursuit of the perfect pick. It takes more than knowledge and a good eye to win this competition. Teams will need to be just as strategic as the pro pickers -- and just as tough at hardcore negotiating -- if they're going to out-wheel and out-deal their opponents." (Source: The History Channel)
In Louisiana, four teams of amateur pickers compete in a winner-take-all elimination, hoping to turn $100 into valuable objects and a $10,000 grand prize. Antique experts, the Merrill brothers, judge the market value of items. Outside New Orleans, the teams head to an historic plantation house where a once-in-a-lifetime estate sale is being held. One couple disagrees on which item to take to the dealers' room and another resorts to hiding items so others won't find them. In the second round, finding something Mardi Gras-related leaves all of the teams outside their comfort zone.