Market Warriors

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Market Warriors
Market Warriors logo.JPG
Genre Reality
Created by Marsha Bemko
Presented by Mark L. Walberg
  • Kevin Bruneau
  • John Bruno
  • Miller Gaffney
  • Bob Richter
  • Bene Raia
Narrated by
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 20 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Marsha Bemko
Producer(s) John Kalish
Sam Farrell
Location(s) United States
Cinematography Trevor Hansford
Editor(s) Peter Hyzak
Sean Sandefur
Sharon Singer
Running time 55 minutes
Production company(s) WGBH
Original network PBS
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release July 16, 2012 (2012-07-16) – April 22, 2013 (2013-04-22)
Related shows Antiques Roadshow
External links
Official website

Market Warriors was an American reality television series that follows four professional antiquers as they buy assigned items at flea markets and antique shows on a budget. The items are then sold at auction, where the antiquers compete for the highest profit, which is most often determined by the lowest loss.[1][2][3]

Market Warriors has a number of connections to Antiques Roadshow: both are produced by WGBH, Boston, hosted by Mark L. Walberg, and share the participation of appraisers Miller Gaffney, Kevin Bruneau, John Bruno, Bene Raia, and Bob Richter.

Fred Willard was the original host of the show; however, after his arrest for engaging in a lewd act at an adult movie theater, PBS dropped him as host and had Walberg re-voice the episodes Willard had already completed.[4]

On March 13, 2013, PBS announced it was ending production of Market Warriors, the series that premiered in July 2012 under Market Wars as a partner program to longtime ratings hit Antiques Roadshow, according to a March 14, 2013, WGBH, Boston, internal memo to employees. Marsha Bemko, executive producer of both programs, commented the decision was PBS’s and declined further comment. The last of the show's 20 episodes aired on PBS stations on April 22, 2013.


  • Episode 101: Antiquing in Adamstown, PA
  • Episode 102: Antiquing in Philadelphia, PA
  • Episode 103: Antiquing in Cumming, GA
  • Episode 104: Antiquing in Brimfield, MA - Part 1
  • Episode 105: Antiquing in Springfield, OH
  • Episode 106: Antiquing in Brimfield, MA - Part 2
  • Episode 107: Antiquing in Pasadena, CA
  • Episode 108: Antiquing in Canton, TX - Part 1
  • Episode 109: Antiquing in Burlington, KY
  • Episode 110: Antiquing in Canton, TX - Part 2
  • Episode 111: Antiquing in New York, NY
  • Episode 112: Antiquing in New Milford, CT
  • Episode 113: Antiquing in Walnut, IA
  • Episode 114: Antiquing in Chicago, IL
  • Episode 115: Antiquing in Long Beach, CA
  • Episode 116: Antiquing in Chantilly, VA
  • Episode 117: Antiquing in Greenwich, NY
  • Episode 118: Antiquing in Oronoco, MN
  • Episode 119: Antiquing in Rochester, MN
  • Episode 120: Antiquing in Liberty, NC

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FAQ". PBS. Retrieved August 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (July 15, 2012). "Panning for Gold Among All That Junk". New York Times. Retrieved August 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ Wiegand, David (July 15, 2012). "'Market Warriors': PBS faces reality". Retrieved August 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ Yahr, Emily (July 19, 2012). "In wake of arrest, PBS drops Fred Willard from ‘Market Warriors’". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 

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