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.
S06, E01 (First Aired: Sep. 10, 2012)
A woman racks up $50,000 in credit-card debt as she fills her home with mounds of clothing; a woman's collection of cardboard boxes forces her out of her own house.
S06, E06 (First Aired: Oct. 22, 2012)
A hoarder loses his four young grandchildren to Child Protective Services, and can't get them back until he cleans up his act; a thrice-divorced woman fills up three homes with clutter.