Aussie Pickers

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Aussie Pickers
Genre Reality
Based on American Pickers
Presented by Lucas Callaghan and Adam McDonald
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 16
Production company(s) Shine Australia
Release
Original network A&E
Original release 9 May 2013 (2013-05-09) – 30 September 2014 (2014-09-30)
Chronology
Related shows American Pickers
Cash Cowboys
External links
Official Website
Production Website

Aussie Pickers is an Australian reality television series which premiered on A&E on 9 May 2013.[1] It is an Australian adaption of American series American Pickers. The show follows Lucas Callaghan and Adam McDonald[2] as they travel around Australia, buying ("picking") antiques and collectibles. They look through attics, backyards and sheds in the search for forgotten relics.

The series had its free-to-air premiere on channel 7mate on 8 February 2017, beginning with the first episodes from Season 1.

Development[edit]

The series was first commissioned by Foxtel (owner of A&E) on 12 November 2012, to be a 10-part series produced by Shine Australia.[3]

On 10 December 2012, it was announced that Lucas Callaghan and Adam McDonald would host the series, as well as stating the series had been reduced from 10 episodes to 8.[2]

In February 2014, multiple regional websites and newspapers advertised that Aussie Pickers were looking for individuals to nominate whether they were interested in participating in the series, with filming of season two to begin shortly and to air on A&E later in 2014.[4][5][6] It was later announced the second season would premiere on 14 August 2014,[7] however, the series premiered two days earlier on 12 August 2014.

Presenters[edit]

Lucas Callaghan is an Australian collector & dealer in 20th century design[8]

Episodes[edit]

Series Overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 8 9 May 2013 (2013-05-09) 27 June 2013 (2013-06-27) TBA TBA 2 January 2014 (2014-01-02)[9]
2 8 12 August 2014 (2014-08-12) 30 September 2014 (2014-09-30) TBA TBA 1 April 2015 (2015-04-01)[10]

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original Air Date Overnight Australian Viewers
11"Episode 1"9 May 2013 (2013-05-09)72,000[11]
22"Episode 2"16 May 2013 (2013-05-16)58,000[12]
33"Episode 3"23 May 2013 (2013-05-23)N/A
44"Episode 4"30 May 2013 (2013-05-30)45,000[13]
55"Episode 5"6 June 2013 (2013-06-06)N/A
66"Episode 6"13 June 2013 (2013-06-13)N/A
77"Episode 7"20 June 2013 (2013-06-20)N/A
88"Episode 8"27 June 2013 (2013-06-27)48,000[14]

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original Air Date Overnight Australian Viewers
91"Laurie's Lair"12 August 2014 (2014-08-12)67,000[15]
102"Sheldon's Shack"19 August 2014 (2014-08-19)42,000[16]
113"The Red Indian"26 August 2014 (2014-08-26)N/A
124"The Butcher's Shed"2 September 2014 (2014-09-02)51,000[17]
135"Kiwi Pickers"9 September 2014 (2014-09-09)N/A
146"Mad Max"16 September 2014 (2014-09-16)53,000[18]
157"The Grave Vault"23 September 2014 (2014-09-23)N/A
168"Spog's Shed"30 September 2014 (2014-09-30)N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knox, David (22 April 2013). "Airdate: Aussie Pickers". TV Tonight. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Knox, David (10 December 2012). "Hosts announced for Aussie Pickers". TV Tonight. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Knox, David (12 November 2012). "Foxtel commissions Aussie Pickers". TV Tonight. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Would you like to see the Aussies Pickers in Parkes?". Parkes Champion Post. Parkes, New South Wales. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Bunn, Anthony (21 February 2014). "Aussie Pickers search for cool 'stuff' in Border sheds". The Border Mail. Albury–Wodonga. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Woods, Adam (19 February 2014). "Aussie Pickers Looking for Treasure in Mudgee". I Love Mudgee. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Jared Barnes (Producer/Director) (22 June 2014). Aussie Pickers - Season 2 Launch. Vimeo. 
  8. ^ "Post War Design — Lucas Callaghan Collection - Shapiro Auctioneers". 13 March 2011. Antiques Reporter. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Aussie Pickers - Season 1". JB HI-FI. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Aussie Pickers - Season 2". Beyond Home Entertainment. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  11. ^ Knox, David (10 May 2013). "Thursday 9 May 2013". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  12. ^ Knox, David (17 May 2013). "Thursday 16 May 2013". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  13. ^ Knox, David (31 May 2013). "Thursday 30 May 2013". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  14. ^ Knox, David (28 June 2013). "Thursday 27 June 2013". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  15. ^ Knox, David (13 August 2014). "Tuesday 12 August 2014". TV Tonight. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  16. ^ Knox, David (20 August 2014). "Tuesday 19 August 2014". TV Tonight. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  17. ^ Knox, David (3 September 2014). "Tuesday 2 September 2014". TV Tonight. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  18. ^ Knox, David (17 September 2014). "Tuesday 16 September 2014". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 September 2014.