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Season 3 of LEGACY LIST WITH MATT PAXTON premieres on PBS in January 2022

Legacy List with Matt Paxton Cast
Left to right: Legacy List team members Jaime Ebanks, Mike Kelleher, host Matt Paxton and Avi Hopkins. Credit: Jay Paul, Jay Paul Photography

Season three of the Emmy-nominated series LEGACY LIST WITH MATT PAXTON returns in January 2022 with eight new one-hour episodes featuring families from across the country who are ready to downsize. Each episode follows one family’s emotional journey as Matt and his team of experts — Jaime Ebanks, Avi Hopkins and Mike Kelleher — help them sort through a house full of memories. As a first step, Matt asks families to create a "legacy list" of essential, must-have items that are missing or about which they’d like to learn more. Through heartfelt conversations with the families, Matt uncovers the story behind each item, spotlighting America’s rich and diverse legacy, one house and one family at a time.

Much more than just a how-to show about downsizing, LEGACY LIST WITH MATT PAXTON  explores the struggle between holding on to the past and embracing the future and stresses the importance of sharing family stories above holding on to objects. Season three features unforgettable characters and memorable locations, from a rambling New York City home to a Texas farmhouse, from a New Mexico adobe to a hand-built estate in Virginia.

“Filming this new season of LEGACY LIST was an eye-opening experience for the team and me,” says Matt Paxton. “We visited parts of the country we’d never seen and learned so much about the history of our nation. But no matter where we went, the common thread for all of our homeowners was a legacy of hard work and the importance of family. It was an honor to help them let go of some of the objects that were weighing them down while celebrating their history and memories.”

"The process of getting Season three ready for broadcast has been an adventure and we can’t wait to share it with everyone,” said Executive Producer and VPM's Chief Content Officer Steve Humble. “Matt and the team were able to move about the country this season and find some special families with heartwarming stories that we all can connect with. His downsizing expertise and big heart are on full display once again and viewers will enjoy the journey Matt takes them on.”

Season three of LEGACY LIST WITH MATT PAXTON premieres on public television stations in January 2022 ( check local listings); episodes will also be available to stream on the PBS website. In addition, Matt’s latest book, Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff: Declutter, Downsize, and Move Forward With Your Life, will be published by Penguin in February 2022 and features Matt's nine steps to downsizing and decluttering your home. 

LEGACY LIST WITH MATT PAXTON is produced by MY Entertainment and Shipyard Entertainment in association with VPM, Virginia’s home for public media, and distributed by American Public Television (APT). The Executive Producers are Joe Townley, Michael Yudin, and Neil J. Patel.

Visit for more information about LEGACY LIST WITH MATT PAXTON, tips about downsizing and decluttering, and to apply to be featured on a future episode.