But the long-running show is returning to A&E, I’ve learned, and is now actively casting for people in hoarding-related crisis who need the show’s help and resources.
(Those resources include therapy and organizing help after the show leaves.)
I don’t know when this season will air, or how many episodes will be produced, but the show is in production now.
A marathon of Hoarders episodes I caught this weekend on A&E included new casting calls during commercial breaks.
Because Hoarders helps people who are facing a hoarding-related crisis—whether they’re facing eviction or just living in a completely unsafe space—there’s often a quick turnaround from casting to production of an episode.
The show says it is looking for people “motivated to change by a crisis caused by hoarding that needs to be addressed immediately,” and the casting web site, HoardersTV.com, says:
“We will provide free services, such as a mental health support, professional organizers, and professional clean up and/or junk removal services. Each case will be considered on an individual basis, and services will be tailored to fit individual needs. Our professionals all have experience treating this population and are appropriately trained and credentialed.
We are looking for individuals willing to spend 3-5 days sharing their stories on camera. We understand that compulsive hoarding is an extremely emotional and difficult disorder, and it is our hope that by sharing the personal stories of our guests it will help others realize they are not alone.
What we are looking for:
1. Individuals willing to tell their story.
2. Individuals motivated to change by a crisis caused by hoarding that needs to be addressed immediately.
3. We need to show how the hoarding has impacted friends and/or loved ones. These individuals will need to appear on camera and share their side of the story.
4. Non-stereotypical cases
Whatever your crisis, whatever your story, if you or someone you know is suffering from compulsive hoarding, and you would like him or her to be considered for participation on Hoarders, please fill out the form here.”
The application notes that “information you provide will be submitted directly to the production team that produces Hoarders. Your information will not be seen by the network unless presented by the production team.”
A&E found success by focusing on unscripted TV, and just brought back Intervention for an 18th season early this year, so it’s no surprise that it’s returning to one of its well-known shows—and a show that has had real-world impact on hoarding disorder.