HOARDERS premieres its sixth season with the series' most dramatic stories and fascinating looks into
the world of extreme hoarding; a mental disorder marked by an obsessive need to collect things, even if the items are worthless, hazardous or unsanitary. Whether facing eviction, the loss of their children, or divorce, all are desperately in need of help as they embark on the biggest emotional transformations of their lives.
This season the experts take on a 24-hour job by attempting to spend the entire night in each house to see exactly how each hoarder has adapted to their environment. They don't always make it, but by literally walking a mile in their shoes, they hope to get a better understanding of how to help each hoarder cope with their inability to part with their belongings and clean-up for good.
The season premiere introduces Debra, who has maxed out all her credit cards on the mountains of clothing piled in her house and Patricia, who has amassed 30 years worth of cardboard boxes.
This season will also feature Alvin, who is living out of his bathroom, outfitted with a TV and cooler, because it's the only livable room left in his house; Benette and Vernon, a separated couple living under the same roof of their historic Victorian mansion that is crammed to the gills with junk; Linda, whose hoard consists of doomsday supplies in preparation for the apocalypse; and Shanna, who has 15 years worth of her own bottled urine and feces.
Hoarders, which was nominated for a 2011 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Reality Program, is produced for A&E by Screaming Flea Productions. Executive producers are Matt Chan, Dave Severson, and Mike Kelly. Co-executive producer is George Butts. Executive producers for A&E are David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Jessica Morgan.