Hoarders (TV Show)

Hoarders (TV Show)

About Hoarders (TV Show)

Hoarders is an American documentary series that airs on A&E. The series depicts the real-life struggles and treatment of people who suffer from compulsive hoarding. The first episode aired August 17, 2009, and has since aired four full seasons. The fifth season debuted January 2, 2012. Each 60-minute episode profiles one or two interventions. During most of the first season, the hoarder worked with either a psychiatrist/psychologist, a professional organizer, or an 'extreme cleaning specialist,' each of whom specialized in some aspect involving the treatment of obsessive/compulsive disorders, anxiety disorders, and/or hoarding. The actual cleanups were done by a crew of professional cleaners (usually a local franchise of the series' major corporate sponsor). Two episodes in the first season featured a cleanup with both a psychologist and an organizer: Jill (episode 'Jennifer and Ron/Jill') and Patty (episode 'Patty/Bill').