Freaky Eaters (American TV program)

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Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters logo.jpg
Presented byMike Dow
J.J. Virgin
Narrated byJosh Artis
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes14
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)Shed Media
Original networkTLC
Original releaseSeptember 5, 2010 (2010-09-05) –
June 26, 2011 (2011-06-26)
Related showsFreaky Eaters

Freaky Eaters is an American documentary television program based on the BBC program of the same name that aired on TLC. It was hosted by psychotherapist Mike Dow, and co-hosted by nutrition specialist J.J. Virgin.[1] The program aired over two seasons, from September 5, 2010 to June 26, 2011


The program deals with people who have bizarre addictions to food and/or eating disorders. Each episode, like the BBC program, is titled with the words "Addicted to" and then whatever the food is. The program's first episode aired on September 5, 2010. Psychotherapist Mike Dow[2] and nutritionist J.J. Virgin host the program. Voiceover actor Josh Artis is the program's narrator. In the end of most episodes the people get help and most of the time stop their addictions.


Season 1 (2010)[edit]

No. in
Title [3]Original air date [3]
11"Addicted to Cheeseburgers"September 5, 2010 (2010-09-05)
A 33-year-old only eats cheeseburgers, and is afraid of other foods. He is later cured when he eats fish at a barbecue. According to the epilogue, he hasn't eaten a single cheeseburger since.
22"Addicted to Sugar"September 5, 2010 (2010-09-05)
A woman only eats junk food including soda, candy, ice cream, and cake. They later cure her of the addiction.
33"Addicted to Pizza"September 12, 2010 (2010-09-12)
An ex-volleyball player had only eaten pizza since 5th grade. He's cured when at a restaurant he eats shrimp while his brother eats pizza. According to the epilogue he hasn't eaten pizza as a staple food since.
44"Addicted to Fries"September 12, 2010 (2010-09-12)
A woman only eats fries, and her daughter is following in her footsteps. They are both cured after eating cucumbers and she no longer eats fries as a staple food.
55"Addicted to Raw Meat"September 19, 2010 (2010-09-19)
A writer only eats raw meat and is on the road to getting a parasite. He is later cured of eating meat raw.
66"Addicted to Cola"September 19, 2010 (2010-09-19)
A Russian woman has been eating junk food and drinking 30 cans of cola a day ever since she came to America. She was in denial about her addiction, and according to the epilogue, she still drinks more than 24 cans of cola a day.

Season 2 (2011)[edit]

No. in
Title [4]Original air date [4]
71"Addicted to Corn starch"June 5, 2011 (2011-06-05)
The hosts help a woman who's addicted to eating cornstarch. In one week, they'll attempt to break her dangerous compulsion, which has her eating some 3300 calories of cornstarch a day.
82"Addicted to Cheesy Potatoes"June 5, 2011 (2011-06-05)
A 34-year-old woman compulsively eats cheesy potatoes. This high calorie food contributes to her obesity. In the end she gets help and stops eating cheesy potatoes. She eats healthier and tries to get fit.
93"Addicted to Tartar Sauce"June 12, 2011 (2011-06-12)
A woman who's hooked on tartar sauce, consuming up to 40 gallons a year, gets help.
104"Addicted to Meat"June 12, 2011 (2011-06-12)
An extreme carnivore tries to cut back on his meat consumption, which is about 1800 lbs per year.
115"Addicted to Liquids"June 19, 2011 (2011-06-19)
A woman who lives on a strict liquid diet tries to get over her fear of choking while swallowing solid food.
126"Addicted to Maple Syrup"June 19, 2011 (2011-06-19)
A man addicted to maple syrup gets help.
137"Addicted to Ice Cream Bars"June 26, 2011 (2011-06-26)
A 50-year-old woman is addicted to ice-cream bars, eating up to 40 per day.
148"Addicted to French Fries"June 26, 2011 (2011-06-26)
A 29-year-old man will only eat French fries.


  1. ^ Jeannine Stein (September 7, 2010). "On TLC's 'Freaky Eaters,' weird food addictions come with a price". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  2. ^ Freaky Eaters at
  3. ^ a b "Freaky Eaters – Episode Guide Season 1". TV Guide. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  4. ^ a b "Freaky Eaters – Episode Guide Season 2". TV Guide. Retrieved 2018-08-09.

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