Hoarders

Continuing Sunday / 9:00pm A&E US 45 min.
Each 60-minute episode of Hoarders is a fascinating look inside the lives of two different people whose inability to part with their belongings is so out of control that they are on the verge of a personal crisis.

Season 9

6 Episodes

Sandra 9x06
Former famed interior designer, Sandra, has hoarded out every square inch of the historic mansion she lost to foreclosure. However, she refuses to leave the manor in spite of the fact the bank has sold it to a new couple. The new owners are now facing a crisis of conscience trying to figure out how to compassionately evict Sandra from the property and dispose of her hoard.
Jan 22 2017
A woman blames her hoarding on demons possessing her home; a man faces charges when the hoard in his historic San Francisco Victorian house catches fire and almost burns down the block.
Jan 15 2017
A woman's farm is at risk due to a substantial hoard sparked by preparation for an economic crash. Also: a hoard of plants have overrun a man's house and he risks losing his family is can't clean things up.
Jan 08 2017
A woman's home is red tagged as uninhabitable and she has to clean it up before an imposed deadline or risk losing her property. Also: unsanitary conditions prevent a woman from taking her husband home following a heart transplant.
Jan 01 2017
The Stanks have hoarded themselves out of their home and are facing the loss of their property if they cannot get it up to code. Anne is in love with Christmas! Her diabetic husband is at risk for life threatening injuries trying to survive in her enormous collection of seasonal d cor. If Anne doesn't take Christmas down once and for all, her husband will leave her for his own physical safety.
Dec 18 2016
Lonnie is a famed neurosurgeon and former Lt. Governor of the State of Nevada. He is also a notorious hoarder spending an estimated $10 million on his collections! Lonnie is facing potential bankruptcy and the loss of all assets if he can't auction off some of his hoard to pay off debts. Linda loves Storage Wars. However, she has accrued so many storage units, she can now barely live in her house. Her loved ones are on the verge of calling authorities to have Linda forcibly removed from the home if she doesn't clean up.
Dec 18 2016

Season 8

16 Episodes

Sandi is known as the town's Mrs. Claus over the holidays. However, she has taken her alter ego to the extreme with her gift hoarding compulsion. Things have gotten so out of control with her Mrs. Claus persona that Sandi is on the verge of going bankrupt and losing her gift-hoarded home! Vivian has custody over her grandsons but is on the verge of losing them to Child Protective Services because of her hoard.
Apr 03 2016
Maggie's home is so packed with her shopping addiction that her granddaughter was forced to sleep on top of piles and shower outside with a garden hose. Things have gotten so bad, that a family member pulled Maggie and her granddaughter out of the house. If things are not cleaned up, they will not be allowed to return. Former spa owner, Ann, is about to lose her partner over her hoard. After a decade of failed promises to clean up the house, her partner has had it. Ann cleans up or he leaves her for good.
Mar 27 2016
Celia is in danger of losing her hoarded home of shoplifted items and her illegal hoard of dogs if she doesn't get her compulsion under control. Nathan came out as gay when he was 15. The lack of acceptance he felt from his community led him to hoard items as a way to deal with is pain. Now in his early 30's his hoarding has escalated to the point where he is facing eviction. Nathan must face all his past trauma in order to overcome his hoarding and crisis.
Mar 20 2016
Sandy's sister, Nona, owns the family home where Sandy has lived her entire life. Nona hasn't been inside the home in 10 years, but when code enforcement issued her a citation, she decided it was time to confront Sandy about how she's been living. Len lives in a home stuffed full of garbage bags where he keeps all his belongings. If he doesn't clean up his family fears his house will kill him.
Mar 13 2016
Sybil's hoard is so intense that mice have started to live in her tub and her refrigerator. Her home is so jam packed with items and rodents that she has literally been forced outside and is now sleeping in her backyard cat aviary. If she doesn't clean up, her family will call adult protective services and have her removed from her property. Ron, has hoarded out his camera shop to the point where he has lost many of his customers. If he doesn't clean up, he could end up losing his business and livelihood.
Mar 06 2016
In this episode of Hoarders we check in with five hoarders from past seasons: Al lost custody of his son due to his hoarding, Jill is a food hoarder who feels that expiration dates are arbitrary, Dale is at risk of being evicted from the Boston loft apartment where he's lived for over 30 years, Claire and Vance filled every room of their home with hundreds of thousands of books, and Verna was forced to sleep in her attic because her home was so hoarded.
Feb 28 2016
Kathy has hoarded out her triplex and a dance studio and is facing financial ruin if she can't clean up and rent out her spaces. Her twelve children, including a daughter who developed split personality disorder to cope with the hoard, will try to get her to face her demons. Elmira's hoard has become so bad that code enforcement is on the verge of condemning her home. Elmira's family will have to resolve their "step vs. blood" dynamics to help her through the process.
Feb 21 2016
The tragic loss of Ellen's husband in the line of duty triggered hoarding through kleptomania. Her house has become so unsafe with her lifted items, her home owners insurance is threatening to revoke coverage. Gloria's family is on the verge of calling the sheriff and the SPCA due to her out-of-control dog, cat, and stuff hoarding.
Feb 14 2016
Peggy's hoard of filth and dead animal carcasses has led the city to deem her house uninhabitable. If she does not clean up, city officials will not allow Peggy to return to her beloved home. Ed and Connie met over their mutual love over Halloween items. However their love of Halloween ballooned into a much larger hoarding problem. With conditions becoming intolerable, their teenage son has issued an ultimatum: Clean up or he will take himself and his younger autistic brother out of the home--even if that means running away.
Jan 31 2016
Dick has hoarded out his girlfriend Sandy's house to the point that the two of them can no longer live in it. They face financial ruin if they can't shed their current apartment rental and get back into Sandy's home. Karen started hoarding after the tragic suicide of her oldest son. However, her young grandson now lives in her home and the neighbors have been making calls to child protective services due to the state of the property.
Jan 31 2016
Dorothy and David fell in love with each other over their mutual love of hoarding. Their home is so packed now it has become physically unsafe for Dorothy and doctors have said one more fall in the hoard could paralyze her. Doris' house is so packed with her wigs, shoes and other treasures she has literally been hoarded out of her house. She must clean up if she wants to move back in.
Jan 24 2016
Ailing couple, Ben and Robin's hoarding is so severe that EMTs can no longer access their home for emergencies. Kevin is hiding a hoard of sexual paraphernalia in his home from his family by living in a hotel. He must reveal his secrets and clean up his home with family if he wants to move back in.
Jan 24 2016
Ruby, aka Big Momma’s house, is so hoarded she spends her entire day living in the car, and her grandson has started running the streets of LA. If she doesn’t clean up, her daughters will call Adult Protective Services. Mary’s historic home in the Napa Valley is filled with so much stuff, her two young children are in danger of being removed from the home by Child Protective Services.
Jan 10 2016
Jackie has filled her 4,000 square foot San Francisco hillside home with $1 million of teddy bears. Will she clean up the ocean of bears or lose her house? Richard previously agreed to his family's pleas for an emergency cleanup of his home during Hoarders Live. Will Richard take this chance to change his life?
Jan 10 2016
Roxann is a vibrant, beautiful 32-year old mother and former model who has successfully hidden her hoarding until now. She fears Child Protective Services will intervene if she doesn’t clean up her hoarded home. Barbara’s extreme hoarding has forced her out of her house. The city is ready to condemn the home and do a forced cleanup if she doesn’t take care of the problem.
Jan 03 2016
Judy 8x01
Judy’s life is a dangerous one of severe contradictions. She is an extreme germaphobe who spends her entire day engaged in sanitization rituals, yet she lives in a severe and extremely filthy hoard overridden with mice whom she considers her friends. The situation is so hazardous to her health the fire department and health department have mandated a clean up.
Jan 03 2016

Season 7

10 Episodes

Laura 7x10
Laura's hoarding has taken over so much of her house that her partner has resorted to sleeping in the garage and her teenage daughter is forced to share a bed with Laura. If Laura doesn't clean up, her partner is threatening to leave her and sue her for full custody of their daughter.
Jul 30 2015
Doris has nearly hoarded herself out of her own home and resorts to sleeping on the patio due to the fact her hoard occupies every room in her house from floor to ceiling. T'resa is an asthmatic heavy smoker and is in real danger of accidentally setting her hoard ablaze, potentially taking her to a fiery death.
Jul 23 2015
Michelle's husband is a recovering alcoholic and his sobriety is in real danger due to her massive doll hoarding. Mary's house is ground zero for the rat population in the neighborhood because of her hoard and the neighbors are about to report her to authorities due to fear of hantavirus and plague carrying rodents in the region.
Jul 16 2015
Brian is the president of his condo HOA. He sets the rules of upkeep for tenants but his life contradicts his work as he lives in a hoard that would force any other tenant to be evicted. Coral has to choose between keeping her hoard or rekindling a romance with a long lost love.
Jul 09 2015
David's three-acre hoard has been deemed a "blighted property" by the city and he risks losing his home if he doesn't get it cleaned up. Nora has been hoarding to deal with the devastating death of her son and has kept this habit a secret from her sisters for over a decade.
Jul 02 2015
Two hoarders are living in life threatening conditions. Cynthia has a debilitating auto immune disease and lives in a hoard that could make her illness deadly. Meanwhile, Ricky sleeps in a house packed with paper and other flammables that are one spark away from an inferno.
Jun 25 2015
Ruthann 7x04
Ruthann promised her cousin that she would turn their historic house into a bed and breakfast when it was sold to her but instead she has destroyed the crown jewel with her cat and antiques hoarding. Ruthann blames the situation on "the other woman" who happens to be her daughter that ran off with her boyfriend and had kids with him.
Jun 18 2015
22-year-old Yama keeps shopping and hoarding to preserve the memory of her deceased mother. Michelle's obsession with shopping is putting her home in such a catastrophic condition that she faces losing her little boys to child protective services.
Jun 11 2015
Two women are at a major crossroads in their lives due to hoarding. Joyce's husband is ready to break up their 38-year marriage if she doesn't clean up; Kimberly is facing eviction if she doesn't address her hoard.
Jun 04 2015
The critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated franchise Hoarders, premieres an all-new season on Lifetime. Titled "Hoarders: Family Secrets," the program features original stories of people who obsessively hoard to the point that collecting overwhelms their families and their lives. The series kicks-off with a one-hour special focusing on a Massachusetts family and will feature live segments culminating in an all-live intervention. The episode will also feature the story of a second hoarder who faces jail time if he doesn’t pass a final city inspection.
May 28 2015

Season 6

13 Episodes

A pair of former punk rockers, Fuzzie and Fred are living like teenagers well into middle age, work at a porn shop, and have stuffed their home with records, toys, comic books, ghoulish masks and mannequins. Fuzzie's father works 10-hour days to support them, but now he s fed up and giving them an ultimatum--clean up or get cut off. Nancy's freezing, sludge-filled home is filled with empty dog food cans, heaps of dirty clothes, rat-chewed boxes, and cobwebs that hang like black drapes. Nancy's niece, Michelle, is the only family member willing to help, but now she fears that Nancy will die in the hoard if something isn't done soon.
Feb 04 2013
A victim of abuse as a child, Diana's hoarding became so extreme that her daughter was forced to sleep in a recliner because the trash had overtaken her room. But now a neighbor has blown the whistle on the heap, and the house could be condemned if Diana doesn't clean up fast. Meanwhile, Dolores was once an antiques dealer with such a great eye for value that she even sold to Sotheby's. But her buying got out of hand, and now she s got a hoard that could catch on fire and burn her house down at any time
Jan 28 2013
Merlene had it all--an international supermodel married to the son of the inventor of the Lear Jet. But her storybook life fell apart when she got divorced and now her house is crammed to the ceiling with her dumpster dive finds. Jeff once had plenty of cash and women to fill his time. But it all came crashing down when he lost his shoe repair business, and he moved all the contents of the business into his home and started hoarding construction supplies to boot.
Jan 21 2013
Jan is in denial about her hoarding--one of her daughters compares her to a venomous viper ready to strike if you dare talk about throwing anything out. Bebe was raised with servants and boarding schools, and her husband gave her everything she desired. But when her husband was murdered, Bebe s privileged life unraveled, and now her hoarding is so bad that she even steals stuff when she s at church.
Dec 17 2012
BG and Lee have filled their million-dollar Victorian home with hoards of stuff--and now are even competing to see who can bring in the most stuff. The two are locked in emotional combat--a real-life "War of the Roses." Chris has filled his house and eight storage units with worthless junk that he gets for free. His situation is so dire that he's gone without water and other basics just so he can continue to afford storage space for his garbage.
Dec 10 2012
Terry's fridge is packed with dead cats, and she has another 50 live ones. Her son thinks her problems stem from the time her father died of a heart attack right in front of her when she was just a small child, and she's felt guilty ever since that she couldn't save him. Meanwhile, decades of hoarding has left Adelle's house in such shambles that she's using a bucket for a bathroom and doing laundry in a kiddie pool in her backyard. But Adelle can't see the filth or the damage her hoarding has done to her family.
Dec 03 2012
Susan`s addicted to buying and selling cars and electronics, but she never manages to sell much. Recently, when Susan was out prowling for more stuff, someone broke into the house, bound and gagged her wheelchair-bound mother at gunpoint, and stole some of Susan's hoard. Michael's father was a Nazi SS member in Germany's Third Reich who ruled his son with an iron fist, even forcing him to eat his own pet rabbit to "toughen him up." Now Michael is a hoarder and he and his dog live like sardines packed in a can of clutter.
Oct 29 2012
Manual was living in his hoarded house with his four children, ages 5, 6, 7, and 9. They are the love of his life, but they were removed by Child Protective Services and Manual won't get them back unless he cleans his act up. Meanwhile, Carla has had three failed marriages to men who cheated on her. As if to represent each husband, Carla has hoarded out three homes. Her family is trying to get her to at least clean out one of the houses so she can make a new start in life.
Oct 22 2012
Joni's hoarding drove her two sons to turn to drugs to cope, and it forced Child Protective Services to take her granddaughter away from her. She has one last chance to stop the vicious cycle of loss she has inflicted on her family. Millie has agreed to more than one clean-up, only to relapse and start hoarding again. Now her daughter, Chelsea, has given Millie one last ultimatum - "Clean up or lose me forever."
Oct 15 2012
Shanna owns the worst hoard in "Hoarders" history - a house crammed floor to ceiling with bottles filled with human waste. Meanwhile, Lynda is hoarding stuff for the Armageddon. She believes she's going to be raptured, and she wants to leave plenty of stuff behind for those who won't be going to heaven with her.
Oct 08 2012
Charles' house is filled with thousands of the nude paintings he has done. His obsession with women and painting is so extreme that it's destroyed his marriages and left his family worried that he may end up hurting himself. Alvin's hoarding is so out of control that he's been forced to put his TV and food cooler in his bathroom and spend his time there. To make matters worse, his frail mother has fallen in the hoard several times and is now confined to a wheelchair.
Oct 01 2012
Doug, who suffered severe brain trauma and memory loss in an accident, hoards items he feels might trigger his memories. Ruth has turned her beautiful home into a shrine for the three members of her family who died there. She refuses to get rid of anything that belonged to them, and continually shops for more to fill her sorrow.
Sep 17 2012
Debra has filled her house with an avalanche of clothes and run up a $50,000 credit card debt. Fed up, her husband and children are threatening to leave her to wallow in the hoard by herself. Meanwhile, Patty has stuffed her house with so many floor-to-ceiling cardboard boxes that she's had to move to her son's apartment. But now she's filling up that place too, and the situation has already forced her son's partner to say, "Keep the heap - I'm leaving!"
Sep 10 2012

Season 5

11 Episodes

Constance/Jeri Jo - A food hoarder runs a fresh-egg business, and unrefrigerated eggs and loose chickens cause problems; a woman married to a man serving a life sentence in prison hoards because she's lonely without her husband.
Mar 12 2012
A woman learns of her mother's secret life as a hoarder; a couple's home contains 500,000 books.
Mar 05 2012
Verna is a hot-headed ex-cop, ex-drug trafficker, and ex-prison inmate who has cleverly evaded laws against hoarding by arguing that her hoard was her artistic expression. But now Verna, who has diabetes, is hospitalized, and the hospital refuses to let her return home unless it’s cleaned up. Joanne’s house has gone from immaculate showplace to garbage pit. Yet despite the filth, she’s been the daytime caretaker for her six-year-old grandson. Joanne’s sister-in-law is so upset about the situation that she’s threatening to call adult protective services if the house isn’t cleaned up immediately.
Feb 27 2012
A hoarder who spent money from a large legal settlement faces an ultimatum from her daughter; a woman living in filth deals with the threat of eviction.
Feb 20 2012
A woman's hoarding carries over into her daughter's home; a hoarder buys back some items he sells.
Feb 13 2012
A woman who lives in a million-dollar neighborhood sifts through trash bins; authorities warn a couple that they must clean their cobweb-infested, filthy home.
Feb 06 2012
A daughter develops post-traumatic stress disorder because of her mom’s hoarding; a shopping addict loses custody of her son.
Jan 30 2012
Carrie lives in a house with no running water. Her floors are covered in feces and stacks of discarded urine bottles. James must clean up his property or face fines.
Jan 23 2012
A woman who hoards cats; a cleaning woman whose own home is cluttered, resulting in problems for her husband, who has Parkinson’s disease.
Jan 16 2012
A mother with a family history of hoarding continues to hoard following the deaths of both of her sons. A former restaurant worker's life has gone downhill after he has surrounded himself with items bought while compulsively shopping at clearance sales.
Jan 09 2012
Paramedics rushing to save a woman's life lose precious time when they're forced to climb over the hoard they find in Norman's house. Officials on the scene immediately call the Fire Chief and the Fire Marshall because the home presents a huge fire hazard to the neighborhood. Within an hour of being told his girlfriend is dead, the property is crawling with city officials and the house is condemned. Norman is given 30 days to clean up, or he could lose his house forever. Ever since Linda's husband died ten years ago, she has been adding to a hoard that has now spiraled out of control. Her two grown sons living with her do nothing about it either and each family member blames the other for not cleaning--causing a toxic three-way in the house. If Linda doesn't get help with the hoarding so she can recuperate and rehab from her future surgery, her sister is threatening to report her to the authorities and will have her own sister "shut-down."
Jan 02 2012

Season 4

17 Episodes

Mike's house is so toxic that a virus she contracted in the home caused her kidneys to fail and almost killed her. Her doctor advised her not to return to the home until it was thoroughly cleaned. Instead of cleaning, Mike moved in with her sister Judy. Months later, Judy can no longer tolerate Mike's hoarding and needs her to move out. If Mike doesn't clean up she'll have no where to go. Bonnie is a 46-year-old single mother of two teenage daughters, neither of whom can remember ever having a clean house. The home is hoarded and in need of repair, but Bonnie is terrified C.P.S. will take her kids away if she lets anyone in. The kids are tired of having to do things like wash dishes in the bathtub and there are screaming fights about the hoard. Bonnie must clean up to keep C.P.S. away and to salvage her relationship with her daughters.
Nov 28 2011
Wilma's hoard has done so much damage to her home that the city has deemed the structure uninhabitable. Regardless, she is illegally squatting there and if she doesn't clean up, her property will be condemned. She takes no responsibility for her hoarding and the impact it has had on her three grown children. During a heated clean-up, Wilma is unable to part with belongings, but has no trouble breaking ties with her kids. Nora's house is filled with rows and rows of containers. They line every wall of her home, creating small paths for her to get around. They're filled with shopping finds as well as thousands of books, scrap-booking supplies, teaching materials, fabric and children's items intended for her grandchildren. Her compulsive shopping has maxed out an equity line of credit and exhausted her fixed income. Nora must face her compulsions head-on or risk losing her home.
Nov 21 2011
Ronald is a fire-fighter who is legally mandated to report hoarded homes. But in this case the hoarder is his wife, Eileen, and the house is his own. Eileen has destroyed not only her 3,200 sq. ft. home, but her relationships with her husband and six sons. Now, her son Steven has threatened to turn Eileen in to the health department if the living conditions are not improved for his four younger brothers. Judy has blown through almost her entire $1 million inheritance on her hoard, and has lost $30,000 worth of checks in her hoarded house. The floor to ceiling hoard not only occupies her entire home, but also storage units and a trailer. If Judy doesn't get her compulsion under control and find those checks, she and her husband will go broke.
Nov 14 2011
Judy hoarded herself out of her house and used cancer surgery as an excuse to stay with her friend Linda. A few weeks turned into a ten months nightmare of Judy hoarding and squatting in Linda's home. Now Linda and her family are ready to kick Judy out--cancer or no cancer. Judy needs to clean up before she ends up homeless. Jerry used to have a lovely half million dollar property in a very desirable neighborhood. He lived there with his kids until his hoarding got so bad that the kids were forced to move in with their grandparents. Then the house went up in flames due to arson. Now, the burned out shell of his home is surrounded by a giant junkyard. It's a huge eye-sore and a public nuisance that will be taken by the city if he doesn't clean up.
Nov 07 2011
A man risks multiple fines after it is revealed he is living in a house covered with cat feces and urine, and the rooms are hoarded with his collections and his deceased mother's belongings. A woman's hoard has literally pushed her husband out of the house.
Oct 31 2011
Kevin is the youngest son of renowned political strategist and a silver screen star--both of whom have stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He grew up in a huge mansion living a charmed life. But now Kevin has hoarded himself out of this Upper East Side Manhattan apartment and sleeps on a bench in front of the building. His apartment is so filled that the only way in is through a window on the fire escape. Kevin's neighbors are fed up, and his brother (the executor of the family trust), is tired of coming to his rescue. He now faces eviction if he does not clean up his home. Mary has hoarded her home to capacity with things she thinks are from the Victorian age. She is so obsessed with her collections of furniture and decorations from that time period that she has let the house crumble around her. Her children no longer want to help her or let her stay in their homes. Mary must now clean her home in an effort to salvage her relationship with her family.
Oct 24 2011
This one-hour special updates viewers on what has happened to five of our hoarders one year after they received crisis assistance from the HOARDERS Team. The stories include: Vula who was about to lose her cat hoard and her hoarded home to the city and animal protective services; Dumpster diving, Al, whose three-year-old son had been removed from the hoarded home by child protective services; Jim whose exterior and interior hoard was so extreme, the city had condemned the property and his family was no longer allowed to return home without a clean up; Arline whose hoard was so bad her ailing husband was forced to sleep in a car: and Glen, the man with a 2500 rat hoard running through his house.
Aug 29 2011
Lisa is an active chef, a member of various cooking groups, an expert on historical cooking gadgets and a compulsive food hoarder. Even though she lives in an affluent DC neighborhood in a million-dollar home, her kitchen mirrors a slum. Lisa's daughter has memories of her mother cooking with expired food, reassuring her that "bugs are an extra source of protein". Bertha delivers newspapers for a living, stopping along the way to pick through her client's trash looking for "treasures" to bring home. Her yard looks like a city dump, leaving her home virtually inaccessible. Now the court has issued her an ultimatum: clean up the mess in 40 days or go to jail.
Aug 22 2011
Stacey has two days to get rid of the 47 dogs and cats that have taken over her house. They have ripped everything to shreds and forced her 14-year-old daughter to move into her brother's home. If she doesn't clean up she risks losing both her daughter and her home. Roi has already been in jail twice due to his hoard. And now the fire department has kicked him out of his house because of a gas leak buried deep in piles and piles of belongings. As the team begins the clean up, they discover that the gas leak is just the first of many dangerous hazards in the home.
Aug 15 2011
Becky's hoard fills 16 separate storage units and the monthly fees have driven her into debt. Currently living with her son and his fianc , she has also started to hoard in their house. Fed up, they have given her until the end of the month to get rid of her hoard and move out. Because of her hoarding Clare was forced by the Sheriff's Department to undergo involuntary mental examination and then banned from her own property until it is cleaned. She is staying with a friend while her son and his girlfriend have been living in a storage shed in the backyard--with no power or water. If Clare doesn't clean up her home, she risks losing her house and leaving her son homeless.
Aug 08 2011
Beverly has been obsessively recording thousands and thousands of hours of audio and video for decades. Her home is filled with TV's and recorders, her yard piled high with boxes of tapes and her walls hidden behind floor to ceiling stacks of video cassettes. One of Beverly's daughters is threatening to report her to social services if she doesn't get help. Megan is living in her hoarded, mouse-infested home with a one-week-old baby and her two older children. Family Services has made several visits, but she has so far managed to avoid letting them in the house. At risk of losing custody of all three kids, the family has moved to a motel and now must clean up their home.
Aug 01 2011
Ron's home is filled from top to bottom with paper -- books, thousands of pages of sheet music, old newspapers, magazines and assorted trash. Rooms are packed full to the door jams and completely inaccessible and piles of papers surround the gas burning stove that he leaves lit to heat the house. Ron must clean his home now or quite possibly die in it. For the last six months Carol has been sleeping in a hoarded truck parked in front of her condemned hoarded house. Her deadlines with the city have come and gone multiple times and now she has been allotted one final week to get everything out.
Jul 25 2011
Randy's boardwalk memorabilia collection fills a 20,000 square foot building and numerous tractor trailers. Room after room of pinball machines, signs, games, toys, tickets, and hundreds of mannequins modeled after Randy himself. He's spent millions on his fantasy world known as Randyland--but it's never been open to the public. Now he must figure out how to make money from his hoard or go broke and lose everything. Vicki's hoarding is breaking up her family. Not only is her husband ready to walk away from their marriage, but their 15-year-old son wants to move out as well. Although painfully depressed and withdrawn from the world, Vicki says she is ready to seek help in order to keep her family from breaking up.
Jul 18 2011
Roy is facing $20 million in fines from the county for hoarding hundreds of vehicles on his property. A successful inventor, Roy is unable to part with what he considers materials for new inventions. If he doesn't remove all the vehicles and the hoard within them, the only way he will be able to pay this enormous fine is by selling off his land. Loretta and her husband were robbed at gunpoint and later had their home looted by thieves. They started over in a different neighborhood but the trauma and loss triggered Loretta's compulsion to hoard everything in their new home. With her second child due any day, Loretta must now clean up or face the involvement of CPS.
Jul 11 2011
In this one-hour special, Hoarders follow-up episode we check in on the progress of Augustine, Deborah, Dennis and Nadene, Bob and Judi from Season Two.
Jul 04 2011
Billy Bob's house is so filled with toys and games, puzzles, cars, dolls and stuffed animals that he can no longer maneuver through the paths. From the outside Jean's house blends perfectly with her upscale Beverly Hills neighbors. But inside, she and her husband are raising their 8-year-old granddaughter in a hoarded mess.
Jun 27 2011
Every room in Phyllis' house is packed with dolls. Her obsession has manifested itself into a floor to ceiling collection of bags stuffed with dolls, and a doll hospital in a spare bedroom where she "amputates" the limbs of one doll to make another complete. Now, her son is threatening to call Adult Protective Services if she doesn't get a handle on her compulsion. Janet's home is so hoarded that she has to crawl upon mountains of garbage to get to the one recliner where she eats and sleeps. She's had no running water and no heat for two years and routinely huddles under seven blankets to keep warm. Unable to watch her mother live in such horrid conditions, one of Janet's nine children is threatening to have her committed for her own good.
Jun 20 2011

Season 3

20 Episodes

A collection of 2500 free-roaming rats have hoarded Glen out of his home and into a shed on his property. Originally bred as pets, the rat collection spun out of control upon the death of his wife. Now Glen needs help removing the animals so he can return home, but he has insisted that they be saved and adopted out. Lisa has hoarded her father's house both inside and out. More than 30 cats roam freely through the clutter and he is threatening to evict her and her pets. Lisa will not be allowed back in until she cleans the house, and gets rid of her dozens of animals.
Jan 10 2011
Hanna has hoarded herself and her 200 chickens out of her house and is now living with the chickens in a windowless, unheated trailer. As winter sets in, she and her chickens face freezing to death if their original home is not cleaned out so they can all move back in. In addition to the chickens, Hanna has an assortment of farm animals, some of which are in horrible shape and need immediate attention. When Levana and Todd rented out their newly purchased dream home to make ends meet, they had no idea that their tenants, Kathy and Gary, would hoard the home and destroy it by letting 30 rabbits run loose inside the house. Unbelievably, the homeowners are willing to give the hoarders a second chance if they clean up their act.
Jan 03 2011
Mary has blown through over $200,000 of an inheritance buying items for the consignment shop she owns. But many of the items never make it from her hoarded home into her cluttered store. Her family says she will go broke by January unless she immediately gets help with her shop and her house. Mary Ann's hoard is so out of control that her husband of 42 years will divorce her unless she cleans up. Their constant fighting over the hoard has taken this once loving couple and turned their lives into a battleground.
Dec 27 2010
Andrew finds himself a hoarder like his mother and wants to break free from the habit and lead a normal life. Lydia looks to clear her cluttered home so her son can come home from the hospital and recuperate there.
Dec 20 2010
Andrew's home is an eyesore in a neighborhood of million dollar homes. The exterior and interior are completely hoarded, there's no running water, and Andrew has allowed a homeless man to create a makeshift shelter in his front yard. Now Andrew's brother has called Adult Protective Services. He must clean up or they will remove him and all his belongings from the home without his consent. 14-year-old Shania has three rooms filled with broken toys and old clothes that she refuses to get rid of--behavior she learned from her parents Belinda and Kevin. All three are hoarders. But now mom Belinda, depressed about the situation, has threatened to leave if they don't ALL address their hoarding and get help.
Dec 13 2010
On August 6th, the Police, the Fire Department, C.P.S. and Code Enforcement all descended upon Jim's house and told his family it was uninhabitable. Because of decades of hoarding, he is estranged from his siblings and his children. If he does not clean up now, Jim and his wife will be homeless and the grandchildren that he has custody of will become wards of the state. A towering hoard that included hundreds of dolls forced Susan and Bill out of their home and into a hotel. Now they have depleted all their funds, including their retirement account, and have moved back in, forcing a critically ill Bill to sleep on the basement floor. Their daughter has threatened to call Adult Protective Services if the hoard doesn't get cleaned up soon.
Dec 06 2010
A husband sleeps in his car because his wife's hoarding is so bad that he has no room in the house; and a woman's family is prepared to press charges against her, claiming their mother's hoard includes stolen property.
Nov 29 2010
Lloyd's home is so filled that he is forced to sleep in one of the many storage trailers he has on his property. He now faces large fines if he can't clean up his property. Carol's husband Kelly left her vermin and bug infested home but returned later for the sake of his teenage daughter but if Carol doesn't clean up, Kelly will leave her for good.
Nov 15 2010
Al used to take his three-year-old son dumpster diving, but Child Protective Services recently removed the child from his home. Al's hoarding has become such an eye-sore that he's also facing $2,500 a day in fines by the county. Julie's hoarding has reached such great heights that no one realized a homeless woman was living among the mounds of stuff in her basement. Her husband harbors years of resentment that explode into heated arguments on a daily basis. Now Julie must address her hoarding or her husband will leave her.
Nov 08 2010
Theresa eats food that has gone past its expiry date for safe consumption. Karen is a former lawyer who is struggling to get her hoarding in order.
Nov 01 2010
A hoarder's son wants to leave home; a home-shopping addict has a mysterious illness in her home.
Oct 25 2010
A cancer patient must make her home habitable; a man has hundreds of unfinished projects.
Oct 18 2010
After losing a cousin on 9/11, a woman's hoard grows; a hoarder puts her husband at risk.
Oct 11 2010
A hoarding woman may lose her daughter; a groom never moved in to his wife's cluttered house.
Oct 04 2010
Vula is hoarding more than 30 sickly cats that have completely destroyed her home. Lisa, a 30-year-old fifth grade teacher, has already lost one job by bringing her hoard from home to the classroom.
Sep 27 2010
Laura has terminal cancer and is in fragile health, but sleeping or resting is nearly impossible. The only open spot she can lay her head on is two-thirds of the living room couch. It's a couch surrounded by plastic bins, toys, boxes, scrap-book and crafts supplies, rotting furniture, magazines, and a carpet stained by cat urine. Laura's hoarding has greatly strained her relationship with her husband and daughters. She knows this is her last chance to unburden her family and give them back a home free of her clutter and misery. Penny is a 44-year-old single mom of two. Her three-bedroom home is so hoarded that her toddler son has been forced to sleep with her on the living room couch. Her refrigerator doesn't work and there's a terrible smell in her older
Sep 20 2010
Carolyn's daughter is so unhappy about the cluttered condition of the home that she has been leaving notes for her mother intimating that she is threatening suicide.
Sep 13 2010
Robin's home is so full of garbage that people in the street can smell the stench. With the city condemning the property and threatening to tear it down at their expense, Robin and her father must clean up their house to save it.
Sep 13 2010
A hoarding couple is given 72 hours to vacate their house if it isn't cleaned; and a man collects goblets, dolls, fountains and artwork.
Sep 06 2010
Daughters help their mom in an effort to clean her home to keep it from being condemned; and a mother of two is threatened with divorce if she doesn't stop hoarding.
Sep 06 2010

Season 2

15 Episodes

In this special follow-up episode we check in on the progress of Jill, Jake, Betty, Bill and Paul from our first season.
May 31 2010
The small paths in Michelle's house are the only way she can get to her collection of more than 60 birds. Her husband of 30 years has been chased from the home by the animals and the hoarded piles that in some places reach five feet high. Michelle must now put her family's needs ahead of her birds and clean the house so that her husband can come home. Kim is a beautiful 34-year-old pharmaceutical sales rep who risks unemployment if she can't get her hoarding under control. Her job requires meticulous records of her legal drug sales, but she can't keep anything organized or find anything in all of her clutter.
May 31 2010
Claudie 2x13
A woman's hoarding threatens to tear apart a very large family unless she changes her ways.
Mar 01 2010
A married couple blame each other for their hoarding compulsion. Two sisters whose parents were hoarders try and combat their own hoarding but find the process difficult.
Feb 15 2010
A woman faces the loss of her mobile home and her daughter if she doesn't get help for her hoarding; a single father must clean up his home if he hopes to keep his two special-needs children.
Feb 08 2010
A firefighter's co-workers worry his hoarding is affecting his job performance; a woman's two sons suffer due to her unkempt home.
Feb 01 2010
Gail's house is literally falling apart. She is living without heat, the walls in her house are cracking, the ceiling is leaking and the floor boards are bowing. She has to make repairs but she needs to clean out her house in order to do so. Complicating the issue is that Gail is scheduled to have major surgery in two weeks and unless she cleans up she will have no where to go to recover from her surgery. Warren is a self-employed heating and refridgeration specialist who ends up taking his work home with him. Old refridgerators, tools and supplies clutter his house creating an unsafe environment for his three year old son Josh and his wife Leanne worries about her son's development. She has now given Warren an ultimatum to either clean up or move out.
Jan 25 2010
Janet's life took a tragic turn for the worse when her husband of 32 years died while waiting for a heart transplant and since then her hoarding has spun out of control. She shops compulsively and has filled her home with home decorating supplies in hopes of redecorating the house she and her husband were planning on doing before he died. Christina is a former psychologist who is literally suffocating beneath her things. She is now breathing at about 80% due to chronic asthma and times she has be rendered blue due to exhaustion. She has filled her home with clothes for twelve year old daughter Hanna but even though most of the clothing has been unworn for years, Christina refuses to part with it. She now must clean up before her asthma gets any worse
Jan 18 2010
Linda's family has been torn apart by her hoarding. She wants a relationship with her grown children but they refuse to visit her because Linda's house is piled up with belongings. Despite Linda's threat to commit suicide her family has given her an ultimatum to either clean up or her husband Shelton will divorce her and her children will choose not to remain in touch her any longer. 29 year old Todd has been collecting models, kits and several other hobby items ever since her was a kid. His girlfriend of five years Robyn wants to get married and to start a family but she has threatened to leave Todd if doesn't control his behaviors. Todd wants to create a life with her as well but he doesn't know where to begin.
Jan 11 2010
Deborah is a 49 year old mother of two who fears that her hoarding may cause her two children to be taken away. Her husband Ron claims that Deborah's hoarding triggered his depression and alcoholism and Deborah claims that Ron's alcoholism fueled her hoarding. The situation went from bad to worse when Ron attempted suicide seven years ago. Now Deborah must either change or risk losing her family. Jim is living a double life. He manages a successful honey business as a bee keeper but at home he lives as a compulsive hoarder. His 37 year old daughter Heather has threatened to call Adult Protective Services on him if he doesn't change for the sake of himself and his eight month old granddaughter.
Jan 04 2010
A series of tragedies triggers hoarding that leads to a woman losing custody of her son to her ex-husband; Child Protective Services arrives with police at a couple's squalid home to remove their four children.
Dec 28 2009
The parents of four children must clean out their entire house or risk losing everything; a retired veterinarian's dozens of costly collections have come at the expense of his marriage and lifestyle.
Dec 21 2009
After her newborn son dies, Chris tries to fill the void with possessions that jeopardize custody of her daughters; Dale is at risk of eviction from his city-subsidized apartment filled with found objects for art projects.
Dec 14 2009
Time is running out for Judi, whose cluttered home has been condemned; Gail was once a disciplined ballerina, but now her house is full of possessions and critters.
Dec 07 2009
Her son, Jason, has already been removed from her home. Augustine was never able to actually have him return to the house. Augustine now lives without water, gas, heat, or appliances and the courts have become involved forcing her to clean up.
Nov 30 2009

Season 1

7 Episodes

A man in Mobile, Alabama has failed to meet three court-ordered deadlines to clean his yard which is filled with junk cars, scrap metal, and old appliances. A single mother in Atlanta, Georgia is concerned about her hoarding behavior when her seven-year-old son begun to exhibit hoarding tendencies. Her son has cried hysterically over things like a rusty chain and an old used cotton ball when she attempts to throw them out.
Sep 28 2009
While the outside of Patty and David's home seems perfect, inside it is completely filled with unnecessary belongings. The hoarding is so severe that Patty's children have already been removed by child services. Bill's hoarding has haunted Lorelei for 25 years. Lorelei has even hurt herself tripping over Bill's piles of belongings. She threatens to leave him if he can't make the house livable
Sep 21 2009
A Seattle, Washington couple are facing imminent foreclosure on two houses as a result of a decision to buy a second home to solve the wife's lifelong hoarding problem. A Charlottesville, Virginia woman's relationship with her boyfriend is in danger as a result of her hoard, which has taken over their entire townhouse.
Sep 14 2009
A young man in Novato, CA, who also suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoards garbage (snack wrappers, empty bottles, and rotting food) in a two-bedroom townhouse he shares with his alcoholic father. A New Mexico elderly woman's animal hoard is so bad that every room of her home is cluttered with over 75 living and dead cats, cat feces, and urine soaked carpets and furniture.
Sep 07 2009
Adult Protective Services removed an elderly Marysville, Ohio woman's sick alcoholic husband from their home because of the hazardous conditions. The family's financial problems are complicated by their schizophrenic daughter, who is also a hoarder. A Torrance, CA woman who is an obsessive collector faces eviction if she fails to clean up her home.
Aug 31 2009
An Everett, Washington woman's compulsive shopping has depleted her family's finances to the point where her marriage has become strained. She must clean out and sell the family home as part of the divorce settlement. An Olympia, Washington man is at risk of eviction from his government subsidized housing as his apartment is filled with garbage, human feces, bottles, and cans.
Aug 24 2009
A couple in Louisville, Kentucky who both suffer from hoarding risk losing their children if they don't comply with numerous citations given to them by the city. A woman's food hoarding in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is so bad that she places herself at risk for food poisoning.
Aug 17 2009