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.
S09, E06 (First Aired: Jan. 22, 2017)
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.
S05, E08 (First Aired: Feb. 20, 2012)
A woman uses a hefty legal settlement to fund her hoarding obsession; life stinks for a woman who refuses to bathe or take out the trash.