The producers of the popular PBS television program Antiques Roadshow have decided to cancel their 2020 Production Tour events, including the much-anticipated Williamsburg stop.
Producers cited continuing circumstances related to the coronavirus, adding they have considered current guidance complications around having large events in the coming months.
“It is hugely disappointing to not bring Roadshow to Colonial Williamsburg,” said Marsha Bemko, the show’s executive producer. “But our top priority is—and always will be—the safety and health of our guests, volunteers, appraisers, staff and crew. I look forward to when the show can be back on the road safely.”
Producers announced last year plans for the show to come to Williamsburg in April.
As the coronavirus cases increased, show producers decided to postpone production and made that announcement in March, citing their prioritization of the “safety and health of its event guests, volunteers, appraisers, staff and crew.”
In planning a production tour for the next year, Antiques Roadshow will follow advice from government and health organizations as future event dates and locations are selected, according to a news release from the show.
It is not currently confirmed which cities and venues the show will visit in 2021.
Updates will be posted on the Antiques Roadshow website.
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