Exclusive: Discovery Orders New Reality Series Final Offer
by Michael Schneider
Discovery Channel is putting a new spin on the popular pawn/auction genre. The cable network has picked up the series Final Offer, which pits four experienced dealers from the world of art and antiques against each other.
Final Offer, which premieres Thursday, May 31 at 10/9c, centers on rival dealers Jacob Chait, Patrick Painter, Billy Roland and Jordan Tabach-Bank as they battle and bid for big-ticket items. The dealers will use their own money and personal expertise to duke it out for historical artifacts and original artwork, as well as pop culture items like rock-star instruments and film props.
For sellers, it’s a chance to land big bucks from one of the four buyers. But there’s a catch: If a seller passes on a bid (in the hopes that another buyer will offer more cash), there’s no going back. They might end up with lesser offers — or none at all.
Discovery calls the show “an intense and dramatic high-stakes face-off.” Michael Kalish is the host of Final Offer, which comes from FremantleMedia North America. George Moll (Kirstie Alley’s Big Life) executive produces.