Independent distributor PPI Releasing has confirmed fall 2021 as the launch date for reality series “The Liquidator”, featuring Jeff Schwarz. The logline: With a cell phone on each hip, “liquidation king” Jeff Schwarz is always up for the next deal. From getting the tip to buying and laying off the goods, “The Liquidator” takes you into Jeff’s fast paced, high stakes, buy-and-sell world. With each episode of “The Liquidator”, the stakes get riskier and more outlandish as Schwarz works his off-the-wall deals with colorful customers at his 35,000 square foot Direct Liquidation warehouse full of ever-changing oddities, household goods and urban artifacts.
“The Liquidator” has aired in more than 100 countries during four seasons on the air. It is produced by Anaïd Productions in association with Rogers Media Inc. and is distributed globally by Banijay Rights.
Clearances for “The Liquidator” are anchored by WPIX/New York, KDOC/Los Angeles, WCIU/Chicago and include station groups Nexstar, Mission, Fox, Weigel, Sinclair, Gray, Scripps, Tegna and CW+ stations. The series will join several PPI shows returning to syndication next season, including “Just for Laughs Gags”, “The Listener”, “Forensic Factor” and “SSN Sports”
“It is a testament to the quality and utility of ‘The Liquidator’ that so many of the top broadcasters in America support our fall ’21 launch,” said PPI principal, Ritch Colbert. “Airing as a strip or on weekends, adjacent to sitcoms, court, talk or games, this transactional series will have impact in any daypart.”
PPI will deliver 10 half-hours per week for a Monday to Friday strip and weekend airings. “The Liquidator” will be offered on a barter basis, with a 4 minute national/4 minute local split, and no daypart or run restrictions.