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Hoarders returns on a new network, with a live intervention

Hoarders logoThe return of Hoarders was confirmed by A+E Networks, and the series will officially switch networks to Lifetime and get a new subtitle along with live elements. This resurrection, which I first reported news of in early March, is yet another reality show being brought back from cancellation, including A&E’s reboot of Intervention.

Hoarders returns May 28, though it’ll be known as Hoarders: Family Secrets. The first episode, Lifetime said, is “a one-hour special focusing on a Massachusetts family and will feature live segments culminating in an all-live intervention.”

That’s definitely a new element for the show. Considering how much care previously went into selecting participants and getting them to buy in to the process, I’ll be interested to see how doing a live intervention works.

Its core cast of experts and organizers are returning, too:

“The experts featured this season are Dr. Suzanne Chabaud, Dr. Robin Zasio, Dr. Michael Tompkins, Dr. Scott Hannan, Dr. Melva Green and Mark Pfeffer.  Cleanup and organizing team include Dorothy Breininger, Matt Paxton, Cory Chalmers, Standolyn Robertson and Darnita Payden.”

A&E cancelled the series in 2013, but reruns performed well on Lifetime, prompting the network to order a follow-up episode.

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