Will Hoarders return? The answer is now yes: New episodes of Hoarders are in production, meaning the show is coming back from cancellation.
A&E cancelled Hoarders in 2013, but last summer, brought it back for a follow-up special and added updates to several episodes. That was because repeats on A+E network Lifetime performed well in the ratings. At the time of the special, executive producer George Butts told me the new episodes and tags were produced “with the hope that it could potentially lead to something more down the road.”
That day has arrived.
The series, which is casting for those who need help, filmed in a small town west of Cleveland last week. Ohio’s Star-Beacon reported that the show filmed at an antiques shop last Saturday, getting b-roll footage of a shopping hoarder from nearby Huntsburg.
Several former cast members have referred directly or indirectly to their participation. On Feb. 26, cleaner Cory Chalmers posted this on Facebook:
“Heading out again tomorrow for another Hoarders shoot! I can’t say where, but it is so incredible we are making more shows and helping people again! I don’t know when it will start airing or even what network yet, so no need to ask.”
Thursday, extreme cleaning specialist Matt Paxton tweeted that he was “excited” to be “back out on the HOARD” this Saturday. And after pointing out that the series was casting, Dr. Robin Zasio wrote on Facebook about her six days of travel to a cold location, which coincided with the show’s visit to Ohio, though that could be coincidence.
I’ve reached out to A+E Networks for details on the show’s return. (Feel free to send tips about this or other shows.)