A&E Cancels a Series That Has Been on a Lot of ‘Guilty Pleasures’ Lists — Is It One of Yours?

Sep 26, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Is it a guilty pleasure, or just another example of train wreck TV — or both? A series that has captured the interest of viewers for a wide range of reasons — maybe some of us can relate a little too well — has been canceled. The Atlantic reports that A&E pulled the plug on its intervention series "Hoarders" after six seasons.

"So, no more peeks into the scary homes of people with this peculiar psychological affliction, no more gasping in horror at grimly discovered cat poop or watching as some poor soul wails as all their broken vacuum cleaners are thrown out," the story notes. "Well, except for TLC’s ‘Hoarding: Buried Alive,’ of course."

The cancellation comes as A&E is tweaking its brand, adding scripted shows such as "Longmire" and "Bates Motel."

Hoarding was recently added as a diagnosable disorder to the DSM-5, the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, notes Reality Blurred.

"The TV show forced people to look at the disorder,” cast member and cleaning specialist Matt Paxton told Reality Blurred. “For a show about trash, we had an amazing run.”


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