Discovery-owned cablenet HGTV has commissioned a revival of collectibles series Cash In The Attic after an 11-year hiatus.
The six-episode series has been “retooled” to highlight collectible items of interest to today’s audiences and will air later this year.
It is based on the original BBC format, which ran in the UK to nearly 600 episodes, with the US version produced by Argonon-owned Leopard USA. Executive producers are Argonon duo Lindsay Schwartz and James Burstall, with Gabe Cunningham attached as showunner.
It will be hosted by Courtney Tezeno and her team of expert appraisers, including Elyse Luray, Jean David Michel and Marvin Jules, as they sort through homes looking for classic toys, vintage comics, original video games and other valuable pop culture treasures.
Once the items are sold at auction, the homeowners will use the money to fund life-changing dreams, such as a down payment on a new house or a once-in-a-lifetime vacation.
“We expect a wide audience to tune in for Cash in the Attic because they appreciate the nostalgic value of sports memorabilia or Beanie Babies and they may find out that they can turn something that’s gathering dust into good money,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV.