Sad Tales: TLC New Hoarding: Buried Alive – Returning Feb. 5
TLC REVEALS ALL IN NEW EPISODES OF HOARDING: BURIED ALIVE
– Back Half of Season 5 Returns Wednesday, February 5 at 9PM (ET/PT) –
Metal illness comes in many forms, and hoarding things is just one manifestation of it. People obsess over items that have little to no value for fear of losing something valuable. The clutter is their pacifier, but it drives families apart. It also affects neighbors and pets, and can pose as a health risk for all.
Clutter comes undone this February on TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive. Following a mid-season hiatus, the hit series returns with nine all-new episodes revealing the shocking and heartbreaking stories of compulsive hoarders.
Going beyond the “stuff,” TLC follows the subjects as they meet with experts to reveal the psychology behind this obsession that has made their daily existence unbearable. The series premieres Wednesday, February 5 at 9 PM (ET/PT).
Each episode examines hoarders as they struggle to gain a greater understanding of their extreme attachments to seemingly worthless objects. With the help of expert therapists and professional organizers, the hoarders attempt to calm the chaos in their homes and their minds, and reclaim control of their lives once and for all.
In the premiere episode, viewers will meet Geoffrey, a single father of two, who sold the family home of 46 years when the bank threatened foreclosure. That was over a year ago, and Geoffrey has made only minor progress in preparing his home for its new owners. This is because Geoffrey is a compulsive hoarder, and over the course of four decades, has filled the vast majority of his home with all things collectible, while the exterior of his home resembles a junkyard. Now, Geoffrey has just 30 days to clean up and move out—or risk losing everything, including his own children.
Additional episodes will continue to document the compelling stories of people whose hoards have taken over their lives, going inside the jam-packed homes and emotionally unstable world of extreme hoarders.
HOARDING: BURIED ALIVE is produced by Discovery Studios for TLC.