Episodes: 20 (hour)
TV show dates: November 19, 2015 — November 16, 2016
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth, Cary Elwes, Christian Cooke, Patrick Sabongui, Eugene Clark, Joe Cobden, Hamza Haq, and Cristina Rosato.
TV show description:
This drama peers behind the glamorous facade of New York’s premium auction houses, exposing the seedy and greedy side of the business. The acquisition of coveted items involves not only wealthy collectors and dealers, but hustlers, smugglers, and even terrorists.
Using smuggling ring connections made during his Iraq tour of duty, street-smart former soldier Graham Connor (Christian Cooke) leaves behind his blue-collar Bensonhurst past, for his dream job at Parke-Mason. A rookie dealer, Connor’s involvement in a big sale turns him into the newest golden boy in this glittering world. The past soon returns to bite him, hard.
A magnetic and manipulative billionaire real estate mogul with political aspirations, Samuel Brukner (Dennis Quaid), is a cunning power broker. As intimidating as he is charming, the lively but merciless Brukner is not above corruption, particularly where his bottom line is concerned.
In the quest to sign Brukner as a client, Connor must distinguish himself from the competition. He does not bat an eye, upon learning the shadowy origins of some of Brukner’s collection. Failing to land Brukner would tarnish Connor’s newly minted shine.
Eccentric, astute, aristocratic Arthur Davenport (Cary Elwes), has a world-class collection of art and illicit antiquities. In order to sign Davenport, Connor threatens to out his less than legal ownership of some pieces. The two become unlikely allies, and Davenport mentors Connor, whose own father passed when he was young.
Roxanna Whitman (Kate Bosworth) is the daughter of the prestigious DeGraaf auction house CEO. A native of this elite environment, the still insecure Whitman is consumed with proving herself. Her dealings with Brukner extend beyond business. Her family, education, and insider status make Whitman everything Connor is not.
Episode #20 — A Half Inch
In the wake of the FBI sting, Graham struggles to start over. Roxanna gets a surprise offer from DeGraaf’s, yet she can’t outrun her misdeeds. Brukner’s museum deal threatens to implode. Davenport and Graham form a new partnership, but Graham’s inability to bury the past ends in a violent face off.
First aired: November 16, 2016.
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