Hoarders, Intervention: A&E Series Return August 13th

Hoarders on A and ETwo of A&E’s popular unscripted TV shows are coming back, starting August 13th. Hoarders is returning for its sixth season. It’s unclear how many episodes have been ordered but season five, which concluded on March 12th, had 11 installments.

Meanwhile, Intervention is returning for its 13th season. Season 12 ended on April 2nd and was comprised of 13 episodes.

Here’s the press release about the upcoming seasons:




NEW YORK, NY, JULY 18, 2012 – A&E’s Emmy-nominated series “Hoarders” and Emmy Award-winning “Intervention” return for all-new seasons with back-to-back premieres on Monday, August 13 at 9PM ET/PT and 10PM ET/PT respectively.

“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.

Twice nominated and in 2009 awarded the Emmy(R) for Outstanding Reality Series, the five-time PRISM Award-winning series “Intervention” profiles people whose uncontrollable addiction to drugs, alcohol or compulsive behavior has brought them to the brink and estranged them from family and friends. Each episode follows addicts through their daily life and concludes with the planning and implementation of a surprise intervention staged by their loved ones and conducted by one of four specialists: Jeff Van Vonderen, Candy Finnigan, Seth Jaffe and Donna Chavous. In the end, they are forced to seek a road to redemption or loose it all for good.

Stories in the 13th season of “Intervention” include: Elena, a grandmother addicted to meth; Susie and Miriam, 41-year-old twins addicted to drugs and alcohol; Terry, a businessman and father with an $80,000 a year crack addiction; Cher, whose alcohol addiction has led to severe liver damage; and Nick, a 23-year old willing to cross the Mexican border to get his next fix.

The series has conducted 236 interventions since its premiere in March of 2005, 177 individuals are currently sober.

“Hoarders” 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.

“Intervention” is produced by GRB Entertainment for A&E Network. Gary R. Benz, Michael Branton and Dan Partland are executive producers. Sam Mettler is executive consultant. A&E executive producers are David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Holcman.

About A&E Network

A&E is “Real Life. Drama.” Now reaching more than 99 million homes, A&E is television that you can’t turn away from; where unscripted shows are dramatic and scripted dramas are authentic. A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment ranging from the network’s original scripted series, including “The Glades” and “Longmire,” to signature non-fiction franchises, including the Emmy-winning “Intervention,” “Duck Dynasty,” “Hoarders,” “Beyond Scared Straight” and “Storage Wars,” and the most successful justice shows on cable, including “The First 48.” The A&E website is located at www.aetv.com.

What do you think? Are you a fan of either of these TV shows? What do you like or dislike about them?

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9 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Norma Hayes says

    I enjoyed watching Hoarders because it is reality that effects people all around us. Their cry for help is sad and embarrassing. It exists in my family. By watching the program we as a family learned how to partially handle the situation. It made a safer living space for my brother and sister-in-law. Please bring back the show. It helped us open our eyes to the mental problems involved in hoarding.
    I understand filming was taking place this week in Porterville, CA and the woman is a relative to friends of mine.
    Please bring it back to TV. It’s a great learning tool. When is your next series?
    Thank you for all you do for these people.

  2. Christina spero says

    I miss the show “Intervention. ” I think it needs to be continued or at least a follow up show like the sober coach show that was run for a short time. Seth was one of the coaches. What happened to that follow up show?

  3. Lynda says

    I really enjoy Intervention and I’m glad to see it has been renewed or a 6th season. The show clearly demonstrates the effects of addiction, not only on the individual, but the family as well. I am always encouraged by the success stories. Addiction is a serious issue in this country and Intervention is an excellent show to highlight the problem as well as the treatment programs that can lead to sober living.

  4. says

    I love watching hoarders, it hard to believe people live that. I really like the one of the woman cooking eggs outside and eating them with her hands, she never washed her hands. who knows how old those eggs were. She should of died. It’s sad.
    Barb. Naugle

  5. Dory says

    Although I find the hoarders disgusting. i have only seen it a few times. I don’t know why it isn’t evident that these people belong in a facility where they can really be helped. People posturing in front of cameras and begging some one to get rid of a tubetop is boring. The hoarders I,ve seen have one thing in common,a stubborn look on their face. Yes Kathy hostile and defensive.

  6. Cathy says

    I like watching Hoarders because it motivates me to get off my rear and clean and organize my home. I have noticed a common personality trait in hoarders; the majority of them seem hostile and defensive. I can’t help thinking how selfish they are to force their family members to live in such deplorable conditions.

  7. says

    I’m reading on Hoarder Intervention that is return 0n A&E in Aug of 2013 and if I’m understand right you came and help people clean out there houses because they hoarded so much that they can’t move around in they house. Well I have a friend that is a hoarder and he need help getting his house clean up from all of his stuff that he has keep but he doesn’t have much time to do it . His name is Cal very nice guy guy. thank you for listening to me Sheila Perchard

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