Following the success of TLC’s Extreme Cheapskates reality special in late December, the cable channel has ordered an entire season of penny pinching profiles.
The eight episodes will start airing sometime this summer.
Here’s the TLC press release:
TLC orders EXTREME CHEAPSKATES to series
TLC today announced that is has ordered a new series, EXTREME CHEAPSKATES, continuing the network’s exploration of people who go to remarkable lengths to save money for themselves and their families. Eight half-hour episodes have been ordered, and is currently casting individuals who look for creative ways to cut costs by any means necessary. It is expected to air later this summer.
EXTREME CHEAPSKATES premiered as a one-hour special on December 28, and was watched by 1.6 million people, and became a top trending topic on Twitter. In the special, four individuals were profiled, each of whom stopped at nothing to spend nothing – including eating food destined for the trash and even reusing toilet wipes. Clips from the special can be found at http://tlc.com/videos/extreme-cheapskates-videos/.
EXTREME CHEAPSKATES is produced for TLC by Stephen David Entertainment.
What do you think? Did you watch the special? Do you think they should make a series?
Image courtesy TLC.