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Three Hit History Series Mix It Up in Two-Hour Crossover Event "The Pick, The Pawn & The Polish"
"American Pickers," "Pawn Stars" and "American Restoration" are all featured in stunt, airing Monday, July 11.

[via press release from History]

Three hit HISTORY series mix it up in two-hour crossover event...


Premieres Monday, July 11 from 9-11pm EST on HISTORY (R)

NEW YORK, Thursday, June 23, 2011 - In the world of antiques and collectibles, you never know what will turn up, and it takes a sharp eye to spot something truly special. But market value is only part of what makes an item priceless. As HISTORY viewers know - thanks to American Pickers, Pawn Stars and American Restoration - every piece of Americana holds a story about the history of our country and how we lived.

All three series in HISTORY's wildly popular "trash-to-treasure" strand will intersect in THE PICK, THE PAWN & THE POLISH, premiering Monday, July 11 at 9pm EST on HISTORY. In this special two-hour crossover event, the colorful characters who populate these hit series work together to find, purchase and bring back to life the ultimate American artifact - a rare model 1957 Chevy. It's a jaw-dropping job with an impossible deadline, and only a miracle can help them complete it in time.

It all begins when American Pickers Mike and Frank are on the road in Arizona when they get a call from Danielle about a high-profile client, Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison. Rick wants a particular model of the classic '57 Chevy for the Old Man's 70th birthday. The problem is he wants the rare vehicle fast in order to have time to restore it. After some dead ends, Mike and Frank have good news and bad news: they've finally tracked down the car, but it needs a complete overhaul, inside and out.

The guys agree to meet at Rick Dale's restoration shop to inspect the dilapidated jalopy. Rick Harrison needs to know from Rick Dale how much a restoration will cost. Once he has this info, sparks fly as the American Pickers and the Pawn Stars get into tough negotiations. Can they close a deal and make this car look and drive like new in time for the Old Man's party?

American Pickers is produced for HISTORY by Cineflix Productions. Susan Werbe is Executive Producer for HISTORY. Executive Producers for Cineflix Production are Charles Tremayne and Mark Poertner. Simon Lloyd is Producer and Mike Wolfe is Co-Executive Producer. Series Producer is Mike Swanhuas.

Pawn Stars is produced for HISTORY by Leftfield Pictures. Mary E. Donahue is Executive Producer for HISTORY. Executive Producers for Leftfield Pictures are Brent Montgomery and Colby Gaines. Matthew Braley is Co-Executive Producer and Joel Patterson is Supervising Producer.

American Restoration is produced for HISTORY by Leftfield Pictures. John Verhoff is Executive Producer for HISTORY. Brent Montgomery and Colby Gaines are Executive Producers for Leftfield Pictures and Matthew Braley is Co-Executive Producer.

HISTORY(R) and HISTORY HD(R) are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the network's program offerings are hit series such as American Pickers, Ax Men, Brad Meltzer's Decoded, Ice Road Truckers, Top Gear, Pawn Stars and Top Shot, as well as acclaimed specials including America the Story of Us, WWII in HD, 102 Minutes That Changed America, The President's Book of Secrets and Life After People. HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards, seven Primetime Emmy(R) Awards, 12 News & Documentary Emmy(R) Awards and received the prestigious Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network's Save Our History(R) campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take a Veteran to School Day is the network's signature initiative connecting America's schools and communities with veterans from all wars. The HISTORY website, located at www.history.com, is the leading online resource for all things history, featuring over 20,000 videos, images, audio clips, articles and interactive features that allow visitors to dig deeper into a broad range of thousands of historical topics.

  [june 2011]  


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