Local entrepreneur and ‘Hoarders’ star Matt Paxton filming new TV show

Matt Paxton is filming a new show called “Legacy List” that will air on local PBS station VPM. Click to watch trailer. (Submitted)

Matt Paxton is getting back in front of the camera.

The local entrepreneur and former star of reality TV show “Hoarders” has left his latest startup as he films a new show, “Legacy List,” to air on local PBS station VPM and potentially nationwide.

Matt Paxton

Matt Paxton

Paxton stepped down in recent months from WayForth, a company he started in Richmond in 2016 with co-founders Craig Shealy and Pete Shrock. Originally called Legacy Navigator, the company offers moving and estate-management services for seniors and the families of seniors. It has been growing via acquisition, recently buying Let’s Move, a Washington, D.C.-based moving company and WayForth’s fourth acquisition since its launch.

Prior to WayForth, Paxton ran cleanup company Clutter Cleaner, which led to his regular appearances on A&E’s Hoarders. Last summer, Paxton appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to help a Kimmel writer clean up his office.

A WayForth spokeswoman confirmed Paxton’s left the company to focus on the new show. Paxton declined to comment.

Though details on “Legacy List” are scarce, VPM teasers show it seems to be inspired by the type of work Paxton did at WayForth. A trailer shows Paxton and his crew helping families that are downsizing search for items that have gone missing over time and that have sentimental value.

“Legacy List” is currently filming and is set to air on VPM, which recently changed its name from Community Idea Stations.

VPM spokeswoman Sarah Yount said in an email that “Legacy List” is set to air in January 2020 on the local PBS station, and that the show has a chance to be distributed to over 270 stations covering 80 percent of the U.S.

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Dede Davis
Dede Davis
1 year ago

This sounds like a timely and useful reality show! My mom’s recently widowed and their farm is full of potential stories (and stuff) dating back to early 1800’s.
Much success to Legacy List and thanks for the article!

Brent Danzig
Brent Danzig
11 months ago

We LOVE Matt Paxton. That is all.

Judy Ford
Judy Ford
6 months ago

What can you tell us about downsizing during the pandemic? How can we buy and more importantly, sell with no economy; and what can we do until the economy starts to improve? I have a small art collection, furniture, a small china and silver collection and quite a few curios; some going back to The 1860’s in Maine and Boston. Who can you refer me to in the Boston-Portland-Southern New Hampshire area?