Sold! OLN Greenlights a 4th Season of Original Series "The Liquidator"
Twenty-six all-new episodes of wheeling and dealing with Jeff Schwarz return to OLN this fall
Production on the new 26 half-hour episodes is currently underway
Delivering more outrageous and original characters, OLN has greenlit a fourth season of homegrown hit series The Liquidator. Featuring the ruthless yet lovable liquidation master Jeff Schwarz, the half-hour series takes viewers inside Schwarz’s unpredictable and unconventional buy-and-sell deals. Production on the new 26-episode season is currently underway. Full broadcast details will be announced at a later date. The Liquidator is currently in its third season, airing Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on OLN.
“The Liquidator fans have bonded with Jeff and his team over the last three seasons, and the series has been embraced by viewers internationally,” said Nataline Rodrigues, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media. “The real-life and often outrageous moments captured on the show perfectly align with OLN’s larger-than-life programming slate, and make the series an ideal fit for our viewers.”
The Liquidator recently garnered two Canadian Screen Awards nominations for Best Direction in a Reality/Competition Program or Series, and Best Picture Editing in a Reality/Competition Program or Series for the Season 1 episode, “Bricks and Mortals.” “It has been an amazing journey with The Liquidator. From day one, we’ve been inspired by Jeff’s authenticity and unbridled passion for his work. There are no boundaries to how far he’ll go to find that perfect deal,” says Margaret Mardirossian, founder and executive producer, Anaïd Productions. “We’re also very grateful to OLN for its continued encouragement, support, and collaboration on The Liquidator, and immediacy in satisfying viewer demands.”
The perennially successful series saw the Season 3 premiere garner the highest audience in its history with 125,000 viewers (P2+). The series experienced significant growth throughout the third season in the key A25-54 demo, averaging 31 per cent higher audiences year-over-year.*
The Liquidator is produced by Anaïd Productions in association with Rogers Broadcasting Limited, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, Rogers Telefund, and the Province of British Columbia, and with the assistance of the Government of Alberta, Alberta Media Fund, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.
Executive producers are Margaret Mardirossian and Helen Schmidt for Anaïd Productions. From Rogers Media, Marni Goldman is Production Executive, Nataline Rodrigues is Director of Original Programming, and Hayden Mindell is Vice President of Television Programming and Content.
*Source: BBM Canada
Total Canada AMA, OLN, based on first run airings of Season 3 in 2014
Yvonne Chiang, Anaïd Productions