Antiques Roadshow is getting ready for its quarter-century anniversary, and there are three special episodes for the 25th season. The episodes will feature celebrity guests sharing interesting items from their homes. The celebrity editions will air in May 2021.
“As part of its 25th season, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW has produced three special episodes reimagined to feature celebrity guests as the series continues its quest to reveal hidden treasures found in homes across America. The innovative one-hour ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, Celebrity Edition episodes will air on PBS in May 2021.
“The magic of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW goes to work in this celebrity format, resulting in some of my favorite episodes of ROADSHOW ever,” said series executive producer Marsha Bemko. “Along with discovering history through items, we get the added bonus of learning about notable people we’re intrigued by through their own personal stories.”
Last week at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, Bemko hosted a panel and was joined by Emmy® Award-winning television personality Carson Kressley, #1 New York Times bestselling author and current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jason Reynolds, along with long-time ROADSHOW appraiser Leila Dunbar for a session that revealed a glimpse into these special celebrity episodes, including the full list of celebrities ROADSHOW visited and filmed:
Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe
Musicians Ruben Blades and Luba Mason
Author Marc Brown
Actor Ronny Chieng
Musicians Paquito D’Rivera and Brenda Feliciano
Chef Carla Hall
Humorist John Hodgman
Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan
TV personality Carson Kressley
Comedian Jay Leno
Actress S. Epatha Merkerson
Broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien
Pro golfer Dottie Pepper
Humorist Mo Rocca
Author Jason Reynolds
Fashion designer Christian Siriano
Author Mo Willems
The 18-time Emmy® Award-nominated series will air the three ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, Celebrity Edition special episodes on Monday, May 3,10 and 17 at 8/7C PM on PBS.
The three episodes were filmed using small production teams following COVID protocols during the second half of 2020 and early 2021.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Antiques Roadshow on PBS? Do you plan to watch the new season and the special celebrity episodes in May?