Monday, August 17th, 2009
s1e1: Jennifer & Ron and Jill
Both Jennifer and Ron, parents of three children, are hoarders, with their home quickly filling up with mementos of past infancies. It's so bad that Jennifer fears child services will be called. Jill owns two freezers and four refrigerators, yet it still doesn't seem to be enough, because they are packed full. Jill fears her landlord will evict her soon because she has lost her job.
Monday, August 24th, 2009
s1e2: Linda and Steven
Linda's husband could no longer stand the compulsive hoarding that filled the house they owned together. However, Linda must now sell her home as part of the settlement and it is sure to be an elaborate and anxiety-provoking process. Steven is at risk of eviction with a very poorly kept government-run housing. He may end up homeless again if he cannot clean up his house.
Monday, August 31st, 2009
s1e3: Tara and Betty
Tara's landlord already plans to evict her if she can't manage her countless collections. At Betty's house, her husband who is ill lives in decrepit conditions and he was moved out of the house. Betty needs to desperately clean up her house and her yard in order to live there again.
Monday, September 7th, 2009
s1e4: Jake and Shirley
Jake is just 21 years old but suffers from hoarding and OCD, hoarding garbage all over his house. Jake feels like his life might end soon because it's so bad. Shirley has taken in a lot of stray cats, but now she's lost count of how many she actually has. Now, her home is unfit for animals to live there and she must cooperate with authorities to remove over 75 cats (living and dead) from her home.
Monday, September 14th, 2009
s1e5: Kerrylea and Lauren
Kerrylea and her husband Geoff have 2 houses, the first of which they have completely filled! They felt the best thing to do was to buy another home. But, now in order to sell one home, they need to empty it. Lauren's hoarding forces her boyfriend to sleep in the living room. If she cannot begin to deal with her hoarding problem, Will plans to leave her.
Monday, August 24th, 2009
s1e6: Patty and Bill
While the outside of Patty and David's home seems perfect, inside it is completely filled with unnecessary belongings. The hoarding is so severe that Patty's children have already been removed by child services. Bill's hoarding has haunted Lorelei for 25 years. Lorelei has even hurt herself tripping over Bill's piles of belongings. She threatens to leave him if he can't make the house livable.
Monday, September 28th, 2009
s1e7: Paul and Missy & Alex
Paul was charged with criminal littering in 2008 and has failed to meet three court ordered deadlines to clean his yard. His 2 acre property is strewn with over 70 junk cars, thousands of pounds of scrap metal, and hundreds of old appliances. In January, a judge sentenced him to 5 days in jail and gave him a few months to clean his property, or face a fine and additional jail time. Just days before the deadline Paul must make a decision; allow the tow trucks and metal collectors to descend on his property and clear out his collection, or go to jail. Missy is a hoarder with a 7 year old son, Alex, who has begun to exhibit hoarding tendencies. On several occasions when she has tried to clean, her son has cried hysterically over things like a rusty chain and an old used cotton ball. Unless she can set an example, Alex will continue to follow her behavior and may never have a shot at a normal life. Now Missy must clean up her house in order to save her son.
Monday, November 30th, 2009
Her son, Jason, has already been removed from her home. Augustine was never able to actually have him return to the house. Augustine now lives without water, gas, heat, or appliances and the courts have become involved forcing her to clean up.
Monday, December 7th, 2009
s2e2: Judi and Gail
Time is running out for Judi, whose cluttered home has been condemned; Gail was once a disciplined ballerina, but now her house is full of possessions and critters.
Monday, December 14th, 2009
s2e3: Chris and Dale
After her newborn son dies, Chris tries to fill the void with possessions that jeopardize custody of her daughters; Dale is at risk of eviction from his city-subsidized apartment filled with found objects for art projects.
Monday, December 21st, 2009
s2e4: Bob and Richard
The parents of four children must clean out their entire house or risk losing everything; a retired veterinarian's dozens of costly collections have come at the expense of his marriage and lifestyle.
Monday, December 28th, 2009
s2e5: Julie and Shannon
A series of tragedies triggers hoarding that leads to a woman losing custody of her son to her ex-husband; Child Protective Services arrives with police at a couple's squalid home to remove their four children.
Monday, January 4th, 2010
s2e6: Deborah and Jim
Deborah is a 49 year old mother of two who fears that her hoarding may cause her two children to be taken away. Her husband Ron claims that Deborah's hoarding triggered his depression and alcoholism and Deborah claims that Ron's alcoholism fueled her hoarding. The situation went from bad to worse when Ron attempted suicide seven years ago. Now Deborah must either change or risk losing her family. Jim is living a double life. He manages a successful honey business as a bee keeper but at home he lives as a compulsive hoarder. His 37 year old daughter Heather has threatened to call Adult Protective Services on him if he doesn't change for the sake of himself and his eight month old granddaughter.
Monday, January 11th, 2010
s2e7: Linda and Todd
Linda's family has been torn apart by her hoarding. She wants a relationship with her grown children but they refuse to visit her because Linda's house is piled up with belongings. Despite Linda's threat to commit suicide her family has given her an ultimatum to either clean up or her husband Shelton will divorce her and her children will choose not to remain in touch her any longer. 29 year old Todd has been collecting models, kits and several other hobby items ever since her was a kid. His girlfriend of five years Robyn wants to get married and to start a family but she has threatened to leave Todd if doesn't control his behaviors. Todd wants to create a life with her as well but he doesn't know where to begin.
Monday, January 18th, 2010
s2e8: Janet and Christina
Janet's life took a tragic turn for the worse when her husband of 32 years died while waiting for a heart transplant and since then her hoarding has spun out of control. She shops compulsively and has filled her home with home decorating supplies in hopes of redecorating the house she and her husband were planning on doing before he died. Christina is a former psychologist who is literally suffocating beneath her things. She is now breathing at about 80% due to chronic asthma and times she has be rendered blue due to exhaustion. She has filled her home with clothes for twelve year old daughter Hanna but even though most of the clothing has been unworn for years, Christina refuses to part with it. She now must clean up before her asthma gets any worse
Monday, January 25th, 2010
s2e9: Gail and Warren
Gail's house is literally falling apart. She is living without heat, the walls in her house are cracking, the ceiling is leaking and the floor boards are bowing. She has to make repairs but she needs to clean out her house in order to do so. Complicating the issue is that Gail is scheduled to have major surgery in two weeks and unless she cleans up she will have no where to go to recover from her surgery. Warren is a self-employed heating and refridgeration specialist who ends up taking his work home with him. Old refridgerators, tools and supplies clutter his house creating an unsafe environment for his three year old son Josh and his wife Leanne worries about her son's development. She has now given Warren an ultimatum to either clean up or move out.
Monday, February 1st, 2010
s2e10: Tra and Jill
A firefighter's co-workers worry his hoarding is affecting his job performance; a woman's two sons suffer due to her unkempt home.
Monday, February 8th, 2010
s2e11: June and Doug
A woman faces the loss of her mobile home and her daughter if she doesn't get help for her hoarding; a single father must clean up his home if he hopes to keep his two special-needs children.
Monday, February 15th, 2010
s2e12: Dennis & Nadene and Erin & Malinda
A married couple blame each other for their hoarding compulsion. Two sisters whose parents were hoarders try and combat their own hoarding but find the process difficult.
Monday, March 1st, 2010
A woman's hoarding threatens to tear apart a very large family unless she changes her ways.
Monday, May 31st, 2010
s2e14: Michelle and Kim
The small paths in Michelle's house are the only way she can get to her collection of more than 60 birds. Her husband of 30 years has been chased from the home by the animals and the hoarded piles that in some places reach five feet high. Michelle must now put her family's needs ahead of her birds and clean the house so that her husband can come home. Kim is a beautiful 34-year-old pharmaceutical sales rep who risks unemployment if she can't get her hoarding under control. Her job requires meticulous records of her legal drug sales, but she can't keep anything organized or find anything in all of her clutter.
Monday, May 31st, 2010
s2e15: Season 1 Update
In this special follow-up episode we check in on the progress of Jill, Jake, Betty, Bill and Paul from our first season.
Monday, September 6th, 2010
s3e1: Adella and Teri
Daughters help their mom in an effort to clean her home to keep it from being condemned; and a mother of two is threatened with divorce if she doesn't stop hoarding.
Monday, September 6th, 2010
s3e2: Gordon & Gaye and Sir Patrick
A hoarding couple is given 72 hours to vacate their house if it isn't cleaned; and a man collects goblets, dolls, fountains and artwork.
Monday, September 13th, 2010
s3e3: Robin and Ken
Robin's home is so full of garbage that people in the street can smell the stench. With the city condemning the property and threatening to tear it down at their expense, Robin and her father must clean up their house to save it.
Monday, September 13th, 2010
s3e4: Carolyn and Jo
Carolyn's daughter is so unhappy about the cluttered condition of the home that she has been leaving notes for her mother intimating that she is threatening suicide.
Monday, September 20th, 2010
s3e5: Laura and Penny
Laura has terminal cancer and is in fragile health, but sleeping or resting is nearly impossible. The only open spot she can lay her head on is two-thirds of the living room couch. It's a couch surrounded by plastic bins, toys, boxes, scrap-book and crafts supplies, rotting furniture, magazines, and a carpet stained by cat urine. Laura's hoarding has greatly strained her relationship with her husband and daughters. She knows this is her last chance to unburden her family and give them back a home free of her clutter and misery. Penny is a 44-year-old single mom of two. Her three-bedroom home is so hoarded that her toddler son has been forced to sleep with her on the living room couch. Her refrigerator doesn't work and there's a terrible smell in her older
Monday, September 27th, 2010
s3e6: Vula and Lisa
Vula is hoarding more than 30 sickly cats that have completely destroyed her home. Lisa, a 30-year-old fifth grade teacher, has already lost one job by bringing her hoard from home to the classroom.
Monday, October 4th, 2010
s3e7: Kathleen and Margree
A hoarding woman may lose her daughter; a groom never moved in to his wife's cluttered house.
Monday, October 11th, 2010
s3e8: Dawn and Linda
After losing a cousin on 9/11, a woman's hoard grows; a hoarder puts her husband at risk.
Monday, October 18th, 2010
s3e9: Tami and George
A cancer patient must make her home habitable; a man has hundreds of unfinished projects.
Monday, October 25th, 2010
s3e10: Mary Lynn and Ingrid
A hoarder's son wants to leave home; a home-shopping addict has a mysterious illness in her home.
Monday, November 1st, 2010
s3e11: Theresa and Karen
Theresa eats food that has gone past its expiry date for safe consumption. Karen is a former lawyer who is struggling to get her hoarding in order.
Monday, November 8th, 2010
s3e12: Al and Julie
Al used to take his three-year-old son dumpster diving, but Child Protective Services recently removed the child from his home. Al's hoarding has become such an eye-sore that he's also facing $2,500 a day in fines by the county. Julie's hoarding has reached such great heights that no one realized a homeless woman was living among the mounds of stuff in her basement. Her husband harbors years of resentment that explode into heated arguments on a daily basis. Now Julie must address her hoarding or her husband will leave her.
Monday, November 15th, 2010
s3e13: Lloyd and Carol
Lloyd's home is so filled that he is forced to sleep in one of the many storage trailers he has on his property. He now faces large fines if he can't clean up his property. Carol's husband Kelly left her vermin and bug infested home but returned later for the sake of his teenage daughter but if Carol doesn't clean up, Kelly will leave her for good.
Monday, November 29th, 2010
s3e14: Arline and Carolyn
A husband sleeps in his car because his wife's hoarding is so bad that he has no room in the house; and a woman's family is prepared to press charges against her, claiming their mother's hoard includes stolen property.
Monday, December 6th, 2010
s3e15: Jim and Susan
On August 6th, the Police, the Fire Department, C.P.S. and Code Enforcement all descended upon Jim's house and told his family it was uninhabitable. Because of decades of hoarding, he is estranged from his siblings and his children. If he does not clean up now, Jim and his wife will be homeless and the grandchildren that he has custody of will become wards of the state. A towering hoard that included hundreds of dolls forced Susan and Bill out of their home and into a hotel. Now they have depleted all their funds, including their retirement account, and have moved back in, forcing a critically ill Bill to sleep on the basement floor. Their daughter has threatened to call Adult Protective Services if the hoard doesn't get cleaned up soon.
Monday, December 13th, 2010
s3e16: Andrew and Shania
Andrew's home is an eyesore in a neighborhood of million dollar homes. The exterior and interior are completely hoarded, there's no running water, and Andrew has allowed a homeless man to create a makeshift shelter in his front yard. Now Andrew's brother has called Adult Protective Services. He must clean up or they will remove him and all his belongings from the home without his consent. 14-year-old Shania has three rooms filled with broken toys and old clothes that she refuses to get rid of--behavior she learned from her parents Belinda and Kevin. All three are hoarders. But now mom Belinda, depressed about the situation, has threatened to leave if they don't ALL address their hoarding and get help.
Monday, December 20th, 2010
s3e17: Andrew and Lydia
Andrew finds himself a hoarder like his mother and wants to break free from the habit and lead a normal life. Lydia looks to clear her cluttered home so her son can come home from the hospital and recuperate there.
Monday, December 27th, 2010
s3e18: Mary and Mary Ann
Mary has blown through over $200,000 of an inheritance buying items for the consignment shop she owns. But many of the items never make it from her hoarded home into her cluttered store. Her family says she will go broke by January unless she immediately gets help with her shop and her house. Mary Ann's hoard is so out of control that her husband of 42 years will divorce her unless she cleans up. Their constant fighting over the hoard has taken this once loving couple and turned their lives into a battleground.
Monday, January 3rd, 2011
s3e19: Hannah and Kathy & Gary
Hanna has hoarded herself and her 200 chickens out of her house and is now living with the chickens in a windowless, unheated trailer. As winter sets in, she and her chickens face freezing to death if their original home is not cleaned out so they can all move back in. In addition to the chickens, Hanna has an assortment of farm animals, some of which are in horrible shape and need immediate attention. When Levana and Todd rented out their newly purchased dream home to make ends meet, they had no idea that their tenants, Kathy and Gary, would hoard the home and destroy it by letting 30 rabbits run loose inside the house. Unbelievably, the homeowners are willing to give the hoarders a second chance if they clean up their act.
Monday, January 10th, 2011
s3e20: Glen and Lisa
A collection of 2500 free-roaming rats have hoarded Glen out of his home and into a shed on his property. Originally bred as pets, the rat collection spun out of control upon the death of his wife. Now Glen needs help removing the animals so he can return home, but he has insisted that they be saved and adopted out. Lisa has hoarded her father's house both inside and out. More than 30 cats roam freely through the clutter and he is threatening to evict her and her pets. Lisa will not be allowed back in until she cleans the house, and gets rid of her dozens of animals.
Monday, June 20th, 2011
s4e1: Phyllis and Janet
Every room in Phyllis' house is packed with dolls. Her obsession has manifested itself into a floor to ceiling collection of bags stuffed with dolls, and a doll hospital in a spare bedroom where she "amputates" the limbs of one doll to make another complete. Now, her son is threatening to call Adult Protective Services if she doesn't get a handle on her compulsion. Janet's home is so hoarded that she has to crawl upon mountains of garbage to get to the one recliner where she eats and sleeps. She's had no running water and no heat for two years and routinely huddles under seven blankets to keep warm. Unable to watch her mother live in such horrid conditions, one of Janet's nine children is threatening to have her committed for her own good.
Monday, June 27th, 2011
s4e2: Billy Bob and Jean
Billy Bob's house is so filled with toys and games, puzzles, cars, dolls and stuffed animals that he can no longer maneuver through the paths. From the outside Jean's house blends perfectly with her upscale Beverly Hills neighbors. But inside, she and her husband are raising their 8-year-old granddaughter in a hoarded mess.
Monday, July 4th, 2011
s4e3: Season #2 Update
In this one-hour special, Hoarders follow-up episode we check in on the progress of Augustine, Deborah, Dennis and Nadene, Bob and Judi from Season Two.
Monday, July 11th, 2011
s4e4: Roy and Loretta
Roy is facing $20 million in fines from the county for hoarding hundreds of vehicles on his property. A successful inventor, Roy is unable to part with what he considers materials for new inventions. If he doesn't remove all the vehicles and the hoard within them, the only way he will be able to pay this enormous fine is by selling off his land. Loretta and her husband were robbed at gunpoint and later had their home looted by thieves. They started over in a different neighborhood but the trauma and loss triggered Loretta's compulsion to hoard everything in their new home. With her second child due any day, Loretta must now clean up or face the involvement of CPS.
Monday, July 18th, 2011
s4e5: Randy and Vicki
Randy's boardwalk memorabilia collection fills a 20,000 square foot building and numerous tractor trailers. Room after room of pinball machines, signs, games, toys, tickets, and hundreds of mannequins modeled after Randy himself. He's spent millions on his fantasy world known as Randyland--but it's never been open to the public. Now he must figure out how to make money from his hoard or go broke and lose everything. Vicki's hoarding is breaking up her family. Not only is her husband ready to walk away from their marriage, but their 15-year-old son wants to move out as well. Although painfully depressed and withdrawn from the world, Vicki says she is ready to seek help in order to keep her family from breaking up.
Monday, July 25th, 2011
s4e6: Ron and Carol
Ron's home is filled from top to bottom with paper -- books, thousands of pages of sheet music, old newspapers, magazines and assorted trash. Rooms are packed full to the door jams and completely inaccessible and piles of papers surround the gas burning stove that he leaves lit to heat the house. Ron must clean his home now or quite possibly die in it. For the last six months Carol has been sleeping in a hoarded truck parked in front of her condemned hoarded house. Her deadlines with the city have come and gone multiple times and now she has been allotted one final week to get everything out.
Monday, August 1st, 2011
s4e7: Beverly and Megan
Beverly has been obsessively recording thousands and thousands of hours of audio and video for decades. Her home is filled with TV's and recorders, her yard piled high with boxes of tapes and her walls hidden behind floor to ceiling stacks of video cassettes. One of Beverly's daughters is threatening to report her to social services if she doesn't get help. Megan is living in her hoarded, mouse-infested home with a one-week-old baby and her two older children. Family Services has made several visits, but she has so far managed to avoid letting them in the house. At risk of losing custody of all three kids, the family has moved to a motel and now must clean up their home.
Monday, August 8th, 2011
s4e8: Becky and Clare
Becky's hoard fills 16 separate storage units and the monthly fees have driven her into debt. Currently living with her son and his fianc , she has also started to hoard in their house. Fed up, they have given her until the end of the month to get rid of her hoard and move out. Because of her hoarding Clare was forced by the Sheriff's Department to undergo involuntary mental examination and then banned from her own property until it is cleaned. She is staying with a friend while her son and his girlfriend have been living in a storage shed in the backyard--with no power or water. If Clare doesn't clean up her home, she risks losing her house and leaving her son homeless.
Monday, August 15th, 2011
s4e9: Stacey and Roi
Stacey has two days to get rid of the 47 dogs and cats that have taken over her house. They have ripped everything to shreds and forced her 14-year-old daughter to move into her brother's home. If she doesn't clean up she risks losing both her daughter and her home. Roi has already been in jail twice due to his hoard. And now the fire department has kicked him out of his house because of a gas leak buried deep in piles and piles of belongings. As the team begins the clean up, they discover that the gas leak is just the first of many dangerous hazards in the home.
Monday, August 22nd, 2011
s4e10: Lisa and Bertha
Lisa is an active chef, a member of various cooking groups, an expert on historical cooking gadgets and a compulsive food hoarder. Even though she lives in an affluent DC neighborhood in a million-dollar home, her kitchen mirrors a slum. Lisa's daughter has memories of her mother cooking with expired food, reassuring her that "bugs are an extra source of protein". Bertha delivers newspapers for a living, stopping along the way to pick through her client's trash looking for "treasures" to bring home. Her yard looks like a city dump, leaving her home virtually inaccessible. Now the court has issued her an ultimatum: clean up the mess in 40 days or go to jail.
Monday, August 29th, 2011
s4e11: Season #3 Update
This one-hour special updates viewers on what has happened to five of our hoarders one year after they received crisis assistance from the HOARDERS Team. The stories include: Vula who was about to lose her cat hoard and her hoarded home to the city and animal protective services; Dumpster diving, Al, whose three-year-old son had been removed from the hoarded home by child protective services; Jim whose exterior and interior hoard was so extreme, the city had condemned the property and his family was no longer allowed to return home without a clean up; Arline whose hoard was so bad her ailing husband was forced to sleep in a car: and Glen, the man with a 2500 rat hoard running through his house.
Monday, October 24th, 2011
s4e12: Kevin and Mary
Kevin is the youngest son of renowned political strategist and a silver screen star--both of whom have stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He grew up in a huge mansion living a charmed life. But now Kevin has hoarded himself out of this Upper East Side Manhattan apartment and sleeps on a bench in front of the building. His apartment is so filled that the only way in is through a window on the fire escape. Kevin's neighbors are fed up, and his brother (the executor of the family trust), is tired of coming to his rescue. He now faces eviction if he does not clean up his home. Mary has hoarded her home to capacity with things she thinks are from the Victorian age. She is so obsessed with her collections of furniture and decorations from that time period that she has let the house crumble around her. Her children no longer want to help her or let her stay in their homes. Mary must now clean her home in an effort to salvage her relationship with her family.
Monday, October 31st, 2011
s4e13: John and Vivian
A man risks multiple fines after it is revealed he is living in a house covered with cat feces and urine, and the rooms are hoarded with his collections and his deceased mother's belongings. A woman's hoard has literally pushed her husband out of the house.
Monday, November 7th, 2011
s4e14: Judy and Jerry
Judy hoarded herself out of her house and used cancer surgery as an excuse to stay with her friend Linda. A few weeks turned into a ten months nightmare of Judy hoarding and squatting in Linda's home. Now Linda and her family are ready to kick Judy out--cancer or no cancer. Judy needs to clean up before she ends up homeless. Jerry used to have a lovely half million dollar property in a very desirable neighborhood. He lived there with his kids until his hoarding got so bad that the kids were forced to move in with their grandparents. Then the house went up in flames due to arson. Now, the burned out shell of his home is surrounded by a giant junkyard. It's a huge eye-sore and a public nuisance that will be taken by the city if he doesn't clean up.
Monday, November 14th, 2011
s4e15: Eileen and Judy
Ronald is a fire-fighter who is legally mandated to report hoarded homes. But in this case the hoarder is his wife, Eileen, and the house is his own. Eileen has destroyed not only her 3,200 sq. ft. home, but her relationships with her husband and six sons. Now, her son Steven has threatened to turn Eileen in to the health department if the living conditions are not improved for his four younger brothers. Judy has blown through almost her entire $1 million inheritance on her hoard, and has lost $30,000 worth of checks in her hoarded house. The floor to ceiling hoard not only occupies her entire home, but also storage units and a trailer. If Judy doesn't get her compulsion under control and find those checks, she and her husband will go broke.
Monday, November 21st, 2011
s4e16: Wilma and Nora
Wilma's hoard has done so much damage to her home that the city has deemed the structure uninhabitable. Regardless, she is illegally squatting there and if she doesn't clean up, her property will be condemned. She takes no responsibility for her hoarding and the impact it has had on her three grown children. During a heated clean-up, Wilma is unable to part with belongings, but has no trouble breaking ties with her kids. Nora's house is filled with rows and rows of containers. They line every wall of her home, creating small paths for her to get around. They're filled with shopping finds as well as thousands of books, scrap-booking supplies, teaching materials, fabric and children's items intended for her grandchildren. Her compulsive shopping has maxed out an equity line of credit and exhausted her fixed income. Nora must face her compulsions head-on or risk losing her home.
Monday, November 28th, 2011
s4e17: Mike and Bonnie
Mike's house is so toxic that a virus she contracted in the home caused her kidneys to fail and almost killed her. Her doctor advised her not to return to the home until it was thoroughly cleaned. Instead of cleaning, Mike moved in with her sister Judy. Months later, Judy can no longer tolerate Mike's hoarding and needs her to move out. If Mike doesn't clean up she'll have no where to go. Bonnie is a 46-year-old single mother of two teenage daughters, neither of whom can remember ever having a clean house. The home is hoarded and in need of repair, but Bonnie is terrified C.P.S. will take her kids away if she lets anyone in. The kids are tired of having to do things like wash dishes in the bathtub and there are screaming fights about the hoard. Bonnie must clean up to keep C.P.S. away and to salvage her relationship with her daughters.
Monday, January 2nd, 2012
s5e1: Norman and Linda
Paramedics rushing to save a woman's life lose precious time when they're forced to climb over the hoard they find in Norman's house. Officials on the scene immediately call the Fire Chief and the Fire Marshall because the home presents a huge fire hazard to the neighborhood. Within an hour of being told his girlfriend is dead, the property is crawling with city officials and the house is condemned. Norman is given 30 days to clean up, or he could lose his house forever. Ever since Linda's husband died ten years ago, she has been adding to a hoard that has now spiraled out of control. Her two grown sons living with her do nothing about it either and each family member blames the other for not cleaning--causing a toxic three-way in the house. If Linda doesn't get help with the hoarding so she can recuperate and rehab from her future surgery, her sister is threatening to report her to the authorities and will have her own sister "shut-down."
Monday, January 9th, 2012
s5e2: Barbara and Richard
A mother with a family history of hoarding continues to hoard following the deaths of both of her sons. A former restaurant worker's life has gone downhill after he has surrounded himself with items bought while compulsively shopping at clearance sales.
Monday, January 16th, 2012
s5e3: Mary and Annie
A woman who hoards cats; a cleaning woman whose own home is cluttered, resulting in problems for her husband, who has Parkinson's disease.
Monday, January 23rd, 2012
s5e4: Carrie and James
Carrie lives in a house with no running water. Her floors are covered in feces and stacks of discarded urine bottles. James must clean up his property or face fines.
Monday, January 30th, 2012
s5e5: Joanne and Kristy
A daughter develops post-traumatic stress disorder because of her mom's hoarding; a shopping addict loses custody of her son.
Monday, February 6th, 2012
s5e6: Barbara, Fred and Mary
A woman who lives in a million-dollar neighborhood sifts through trash bins; authorities warn a couple that they must clean their cobweb-infested, filthy home.
Monday, February 13th, 2012
s5e7: Kathleen and Scott
A woman's hoarding carries over into her daughter's home; a hoarder buys back some items he sells.
Monday, February 20th, 2012
s5e8: Dee and Jan
A hoarder who spent money from a large legal settlement faces an ultimatum from her daughter; a woman living in filth deals with the threat of eviction.
Monday, February 27th, 2012
s5e9: Verna and JoAnne
Verna is a hot-headed ex-cop, ex-drug trafficker, and ex-prison inmate who has cleverly evaded laws against hoarding by arguing that her hoard was her artistic expression. But now Verna, who has diabetes, is hospitalized, and the hospital refuses to let her return home unless it's cleaned up. Joanne's house has gone from immaculate showplace to garbage pit. Yet despite the filth, she's been the daytime caretaker for her six-year-old grandson. Joanne's sister-in-law is so upset about the situation that she's threatening to call adult protective services if the house isn't cleaned up immediately.
Monday, March 5th, 2012
s5e10: Anna/Claire and Vance
A woman learns of her mother's secret life as a hoarder; a couple's home contains 500,000 books.
Monday, March 12th, 2012
s5e11: Constance and Jeri Jo
Constance/Jeri Jo - A food hoarder runs a fresh-egg business, and unrefrigerated eggs and loose chickens cause problems; a woman married to a man serving a life sentence in prison hoards because she's lonely without her husband.
Monday, September 17th, 2012
s6e2: Doug & Ruth
A man who suffered brain trauma and amnesia in an accident keeps items that might trigger his memories; a woman refuses to part with things that had belonged to three dead relatives.
Monday, September 10th, 2012
s6e1: Debra & Patty
Debra has filled her house with an avalanche of clothes and run up a $50,000 credit card debt. Fed up, her husband and children are threatening to leave her to wallow in the hoard by herself. Meanwhile, Patty has stuffed her house with so many floor-to-ceiling cardboard boxes that she's had to move to her son's apartment. But now she's filling up that place too, and the situation has already forced her son's partner to say, "Keep the heap - I'm leaving!"
Monday, June 2nd, 2014
s0e1: Where Are They Now?
Updates on memorable hoarders including Constance, Shannon, Kevin, Augustine and Ruth.
Thursday, May 28th, 2015
s7e1: Live Special
The critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated franchise Hoarders, premieres an all-new season on Lifetime. Titled "Hoarders: Family Secrets," the program features original stories of people who obsessively hoard to the point that collecting overwhelms their families and their lives. The series kicks-off with a one-hour special focusing on a Massachusetts family and will feature live segments culminating in an all-live intervention. The episode will also feature the story of a second hoarder who faces jail time if he doesn’t pass a final city inspection.
Monday, June 9th, 2014
s0e2: Deborah and Jim: Update
A woman fears her hoarding will lead to losing her children; a man manages a successful honey business, but the inside of his home is a nightmare; updates reveal what happened after the show.
Monday, June 16th, 2014
s0e3: Phyllis and Janet: Update
A woman's house is stuffed with dolls; another woman must crawl over garbage to get to her chair; updates reveal what happened after the show.
Monday, June 23rd, 2014
s0e4: Stacey and Roi: Update
A house has 47 cats and dogs; a man's hoard has gotten him jailed twice; updates reveal what happened after the show.
Monday, June 30th, 2014
s0e5: Janet and Christina: Update
A woman's life crumbles after her husband of 32 years dies while awaiting a heart transplant; a former psychologist is literally suffocating under her things; updates reveal what happened after the show.
Monday, July 7th, 2014
s0e6: Randy and Vicki: Update
A massive boardwalk memorabilia hoard; a woman's collection may cost her everything; updates reveal what happened after the show.
Sunday, February 28th, 2016
s0e7: Where Are They Now?
Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
Former famed interior designer, Sandra, has hoarded out every square inch of the historic mansion she lost to foreclosure. However, she refuses to leave the manor in spite of the fact the bank has sold it to a new couple. The new owners are now facing a crisis of conscience trying to figure out how to compassionately evict Sandra from the property and dispose of her hoard.