Genre: Reality, Health
Premise: ``Hoarders'' is an often painful look inside a disease that can bury its sufferer -- literally at times -- in its symptoms. Each hourlong episode profiles two people on the verge of a personal crisis, all caused by the fact that they are unable to part with even the tiniest possessions, and the cumulative effect becomes a mountain of junk and garbage overtaking their home or apartment. If they don't respond to professional help, the consequences sometimes involve eviction, kids being taken away, or even jail time.
A former interior designer hoards out every square inch of a historic mansion, then loses the house to foreclosure; the new owners of the property must determine how to compassionately evict the woman and dispose of her hoard.