Syfy to Premiere 'Collection Intervention' Tuesday, August 14

Categories: Network TV Press Releases

Written By

July 25th, 2012

via press release:






NEW YORK – July 25, 2012 – In Syfy’s newest reality series, Collection Intervention, premiering Tuesday, August 14 at 10PM (ET/PT), former Head of Special Collections at Christie’s Elyse Luray helps couples, families and individuals whose pop-culture memorabilia collections – from Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica to Catwoman and Barbie – have become damaging obsessions, creating financial strife and a huge strain on their lives.


In each of the six hour-long episodes, Elyse will create a strategy that helps these collectors curate and showcase their collection by assessing where the true value lies and then allow them to decide what’s worth keeping and what they can sell. These massive collections include dining rooms stuffed with 30,000 comic books, a garage filled to the rafters with Catwoman memorabilia, and an almost uninhabitable house filled with Transformers. For each collector, parting with some of their collection may free up some much needed space in their home, provide a cash windfall to get out of debt, or even just allow a couple to become more focused on their relationship.


In the premiere episode titled “A Disturbance in the Force,” what started out as a single room dedicated to Star Wars has grown to take over the entire Concord, California home of Garet and Consetta. When Elyse quickly realizes the Star Wars collection has intense emotional meaning to Consetta, she fears that Consetta may not be able to part with a single item. If Elyse is going to help this couple take back their house, she’s going to have to use The Force to break through to them.


Also in the episode, disgruntled Los Angeles housewife Lolly calls Elyse to see if she can help her husband Mark let go of some of his extensive Catwoman collection so they can start to pay some bills. When Elyse sees the collection, which has overtaken their garage, she is stunned by the poor manner in which Mark has stored the collectibles he says he loves. Nonetheless, to save their relationship and pay down their debt, Elyse helps Mark identify what in his collection is truly important to him while pushing him to let go of what is not.


Collection Intervention is produced by High Noon Entertainment with executive producers Pam Healey, Jim Berger and Elizabeth Grizzle Voorhees.


Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (, and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

  • JJ

    really syfy, another reality show
    so after A&E’s Hoarders, TLC’s Hoarding Buried Alive, Animal Planet’s Confessions Animal Hoarding
    now the Hoarding nerd edition

  • CC

    Thank goodness you cancelled Eureka to make room for this steaming pile of cow patty!

  • Fritters

    “Let’s stop pretending we hate our core demographics and just remove all doubt!”

  • thesnowleopard

    Most of Syfy’s reality fare bores the crap out of me. I don’t mind the “In Search Of…” kind of content, the urban legends or ghost stories. It would be nice if they had more science fiction, but with no major horror network, and dark fantasy being popular right now, these shows are an obvious cheap draw for Syfy. And they do keep in mind that the aim is entertainment, to give you a little chill in the campfire-tale sense.

    But the game shows, the Hollywood dynasty folks, are boring. In theory, I can see how a show about FX makeup or people who deal in sci-fi memorabilia might tell me more about the behind-the-scenes life of the genre on TV and film, but the actual shows are sleep-inducing.

    And I hate the anti-hoarder shows. You’ve basically got OCD clean freaks who’ve set themselves up as “therapists” justifying their disorder by “helping” out-of-control hoarders. Talk about a case of the lunatics taking over the asylum. Any behaviour can end up out of control and manifest as an illness, given the right conditions. But the flip side of people hoarding dirty dishes and newspapers is people who build collections for libraries and museums. And the flip side of people who keep a neat, simple house is people who compulsively clean empty houses where you can’t relax, whose minds are filled with compulsive behaviours rather than knowledge, and who obsessively use cleaning products that harm our bodies and our environment.

    Those shows just creep me right out and not in the fun way that “School Spirits” does, either.

  • cimmer

    Well they did change their name to Syfy to allow them to ‘broaden’ their programming. How come other networks are able to come up with scifi/fantasy/horror shows but not Syfy? (Falling Skies, Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Once Upon a Time, Game of Thrones, Wilfred, heck even The Big Bang Theory etc. etc.) Thank goodness for Canada and Great Britain or they’d have virtually no scripted shows at all. LOL

  • Jedimom

    Uh oh – I am in trouble. I’m sure they will be knocking on my door next

  • Randy

    This sounds good, but the thing I really don’t like about syfy is that they have a show on for 2 months such as Hollywood Treasure, and than all of a sudden it’s gone. Also, now they are with these ghost shows all the time. Ghosts in Haunted Collector, School Spirits, Haunted Highway, some ghost stuff in Fact or Faked, and of course Ghost Hunters. Just way too much about ghost this and that. Even that Destination Truth, they were dealing with ghosts in some episodes.

    When are they going to call it the ghost network?

  • groove365

    This is the first syfy reality show I might actually try an episode of.

  • Connie

    Sounds great, ill be tuning in as the only show I watch on this channel is WWE Smackdown lol.

  • June Sharp

    I need help!!!! I am a Doll Collector, they are all over my house in every room, closet,under beds, everywhere. My daughter says she dont want them I should sell them and take a vacation,But i’m just not ready to get rid of them. I love dolls all of them !!!!!!

  • Keith B

    I am also over run by my collection of diecast items; My wife wants her house back. This could be interesting for one of your shows?

  • todd mayo

    have collection of 200+ ceramic roosters,these are not cookie jars,planters or things like that,just ceramic roosters,have three dollar ones up to three hundred dollar ones,most are old,some rare,a few new,from all over the world,if this sounds intresting to you drop a line,thanks

  • TBrad1


  • mark y

    have an entire town village museum 22 deferent shops , stores plus 60x 60 barn full of other proposed, tavern, feedmill, etc 4 stories filled to the rafters, colection started by grand father then father and themyself, but hes 85 i’m too torn up to take care of it, like advise, it would be a great shoot for show, also our house is 1830 log hand hewn with others added filled with anything from 1700 to 1900 5000 sg ft stores are probably 20000 sg ft gas station, black smith , wheel wright, drug store , hardware, toy, appliance, tabacoo, butcher, postoffice, cobbler, shoe, clothing , general store, carpenters, let me know like to sell all together , would take months to autionmost building materails are also included, except log general store and barn, and house, this is a very large rare opportunity for someone or community, like williamsburg ky took over 60 years, of picking / pickers show are wozzyys, also barber shop who knows good luck with show but more like warehouse 13, eureka, ect , thats what your fans really look for, lost girl, just total chaos and imagination anyone can go to a hose and look at someones bedroom or basement hope its better than i picture, mark email subject town no craaaapola, real email and phone number on your side in subject wont open if not

  • Fred Allsigned

    My wife and I are very interested in your new show (Collection Intervention)coming out. I just hope you don’t betray all us collectors as being looney toons even though I think my wife would agree with you, if you did. If you are still looking for collectors to be on your show, I think my family & I would be perfect canadates. My wife has let me have a room in the basement for my collection.Since then it has grown to all the basement,garage, and has started to creep up into the house, like it has a mind of it’s own. I am 57 years old and I have been a collector most all my life of one thing or another (Hot Wheels,Toy Figures, & etc.). But for the last 25 years, I have collected autographes. Over 4,000 of them. But they are not on pieces of paper. The autographes are on toys,diecasts,magazines and what ever the celebrity and/or race driver is known for. I have also taken a picture of each person signing each item. So each item is displayed with the autograph,picture & negative. Please, Help Save Us!!!!

  • Keith A

    How about an episode on a recovered collector & what to do with 60,000 die cast NASCAR pieces. I stopped 10 years ago but still have the 10’x 20′ storage packed floor to ceiling with $200,000 worth of die cast. I can’t sell it because the collection is too big for even the biggest dealers in the country…..

    Help me!!

  • Monroe White

    How are they really helping anyone when they aren’t telling people how to get on the show? I collect so many different things obsessively that it’s an accurate statement to say I collect collections. Are they helping me? NO!

  • Laura M

    How to get on the show is a NEED TO KNOW. My dad and his @!%^, I mean “collections” are ruining my life and the family.

  • Kathy J

    I have the collecting problem..I have Dolls in every room of mu house,attic and basement!!!!!!!!!

  • Ernesto

    I seen the commercial and I would like to submit someone I know personally, who has a collection of comic books that OMG….he can have his own library and barbie dolls. How can I submit someone to the show. He has boxes and boxes and I do mean boxes of comics mint conditions, X-Men dolls and Barbies dolls. Trust me your eyes would not believe of the amount of stuff this person has.

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures