Collector's Call returns on MeTV with second season in January 2020
The second season is twice the size — with surprising guest stars!
The MeTV Network’s original series Collector’s Call returns to the classic television network on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 9:30PM | 8:30C. In an expanded 26-episode second season, host Lisa Whelchel (The Facts of Life, You Light Up My Christmas) meets with the biggest collectors of pop culture memorabilia, alongside some famous faces, to give viewers an inside look at fascinating and rarely-seen private collections, ranging from the precious to the priceless, some with million-dollar values.
"I’m thrilled to be back for another season and explore new and amazing collections," Whelchel says. "For as much as I’ve found collectors have in common – a deep passion for collecting, the thrill of hunting down new pieces and a real excitement to share their collection with others – it’s amazing how different the collections are!"
Along with Whelchel, viewers will explore breathtaking private collections, going inside undisclosed locations, mansions and custom displays devoted to housing these treasured gems.
Among the items viewers will get to see in season two are the original concept drawing for Star Trek’s USS Enterprise, rare Batman costumes worn by star Adam West, guitars signed by Grammy Award–winning artists the Eagles and Bruce Springsteen, a massive sneaker vault containing more than 300 pairs of shoes, an Italian Stallion robe signed by Rocky star Sylvester Stallone, the very first edition Barbie doll, handwritten lyrics and notes from Elton John and songwriter Bernie Taupin, screen-used vehicles from the James Bond film franchise, and much more.
Whelchel said, "I’m continually fascinated to see the variety of collections we’ve found, the way they are displayed, and the stories behind how they got each piece. Truly the most interesting parts of these jaw-dropping collections are the collectors themselves."
Among this season’s collectors are Olympic figure skating gold medalist Scott Hamilton, actor and radio personality Ralph Garman, and Jeff Bauspies, the Guinness Book of World Records holder for most owned board games.
Collector’s Call will also feature a surprise The Facts of Life reunion when a very special guest joins Whelchel to view Charlotte Rae’s own remarkable collection, which contains exclusive pieces from the show’s set.
Other guest stars include The Brady Bunch star Barry Williams, Adam West’s daughter Nina Tooley, Lucille Ball’s granddaughter Kate Luckinbill, Friday the 13th star Kane Hodder, auto racing champion Mario Andretti, and Emmy Award–winning director Robert Butler.