Matt Paxton’s clutter cleaning will be the focus of Dirty Money, a pilot airing on A&E Saturday

Hoarders star and hero Matt Paxton has filmed a pilot for a new reality series that A&E will air on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET. The show, Dirty Money, follows Matt and his Clutter Cleaner team as they clean spaces for free and try to earn their pay by finding things to sell.

Don’t worry: Even if the show does well in the ratings and gets picked up as a full series by A&E, Matt will remain on Hoarders, which returns Monday for its new season. In a blog post, Matt promises, “I am still going to be on Hoarders and I am stoked to have this opportunity to possibly get my own show on A&E at a later date. If the show does well on Saturday, it may get picked up by A&E as a regular series. Let me repeat, my status on Hoarders will NOT change and I will continue to help Hoarders for a very long time. Dirty Money follows the less serious side of me, my business and my non-hoarding clients.”

By the way, Matt also stars in my Playboy magazine feature story, which is in the new July issue.

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about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.