Collector's CallSeason two!
Sundays at 9:30 PMeastern (on most MeTV stations)
MeTV Network, America's No. 1 classic television network, proudly presents its first original TV series, Collector's Call. Hosted by Lisa Whelchel (Blair on The Facts of Life), the unscripted series introduces you to some of the biggest collectors of pop culture memorabilia in the country.
- 4/5 9:30PMMeet Bill Leff"Bill Leff is a former standup comedian who has spent the last 20-plus years working as a radio talk show host. Bill’s collection is almost as fun as he is. Since childhood, he has amassed thousands of vintage toys, dolls and figurines. Bill’s collection includes rare items that may be familiar to some Baby Boomers – like the multi-purpose boys’ action figure from the 1960s, Captain Action; or the Outer Spacemen, a beloved group of extra-terrestrial figurines from the Colorforms toy company that were popular in the early 1970s. Bill is joined by his longtime friend from the standup comedy circuit, Leo Benvenuti. Leo has been a respected screenwriter for years, responsible for movies like Space Jam and The Santa Clause. And while he doesn’t collect, Leo looks at his friend’s toy collection with a combination of bemusement and admiration. Lisa has brought along Mark Huckabone, a vintage toy collector, to appraise Bill’s collection; and Mark’s trade item will definitely strike a chord with fans of classic TV westerns."
- 4/12 9:30PMMeet Doug Redenius"The name is Redenius. Doug Redenius. And this former postal worker has been one of the world’s most pre-eminent James Bond memorabilia collectors for more than 30 years. Doug, a Bond fan since Goldfinger first came out in theaters in 1964, sold over 12,000 pieces of his Bond memorabilia to a Miami collector a few years ago. But he still controls the most valuable part of the Bond legacy: many of the vehicles featured in the movies over the years, from the helicopter in the unforgettable chase sequence in From Russia, With Love, to the Q-Boat featured in the unforgettable Thames River chase sequence in The World Is Not Enough. Doug controls the collection as the co-founder of the Ian Fleming Foundation, which displays the vehicles at charitable fund-raisers. He’s joined by fellow Ian Fleming Foundation board member Colin Clark, an airline mechanic and Bond fan who maintains many of the vehicles in the collection. Lisa has brought radio and television host Roe Conn to the airplane hangar where the Bond vehicles are stored. Roe is a longtime Bond fan and veteran 007 memorabilia collector who will appraise Doug’s collection … and who has brought one of his own pieces of Bond memorabilia to offer in a trade, which might be a perfect fit on one of Doug’s Bond treasures."
- 4/19 9:30PMMeet James Azrael"As movie costume collector James Azrael puts it, “movies define us.” To him, movies serve as markers in time, tracking milestones in one’s life. But collecting costumes and props is about more than just the personal connection for James; it’s also a way of preserving history. He considers himself the keeper of these iconic costumes for a moment in time, and he and his friend Brad have restored many of the items to their original condition. James’ collection boasts identifiable costumes from films like Robocop, Little Shop of Horrors, The Terminator, Friday the 13th and countless more. James and Brad are joined today by friend, appraiser and fellow movie costume collector Mark, who often helps James track down highly sought-after items. Mark has brought along an item in hopes of making a trade … but James has never traded or sold one of his costumes or props."
*available in most MeTV markets
- Season 1