List of Hoarders episodes

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This is a list of episodes for Hoarders, an American reality television program which aired on A&E, from 2009 to 2013, on Lifetime in 2015, and again on A&E beginning in 2016.[1]

Each episode follows one or two participants, each of whom is a compulsive hoarder. Throughout the episode, an organizational expert (who may also be psychiatrist, psychologist or a professional organizer specializing in some aspect involving the treatment of obsessive/compulsive disorders, anxiety disorders, and/or hoarding) works with the subject to address the situation and provide guidance in order to change hoarding behaviors.

After the sixth season concluded on February 4, 2013, the program went on a hiatus before it was announced, on September 25, 2013, that the show had been cancelled.[2][3] In June 2015, Lifetime organized a revival of the show, after a number of successful "Where Are They Now?" episodes. Lifetime recently aired the seventh season, under the subtitle Family Secrets; the show returned to A&E on January 3, 2016 for season eight.[4]

As of January 22, 2017, a total of 118 episodes aired. Most episodes are available individually on DVD from A&E's website.[5]

List of episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Premiere Finale
1 7 August 17, 2009 September 28, 2009
2 15 November 30, 2009 May 31, 2010
3 20 September 6, 2010 January 10, 2011
4 17 June 20, 2011 November 28, 2011
5 11 January 2, 2012 March 12, 2012
6 13 September 10, 2012 February 4, 2013
7 13 May 28, 2015 July 30, 2015
8 16 January 3, 2016 April 3, 2016
9 6 December 18, 2016 January 22, 2017

Season 1: 2009[edit]

Ep # Title Airdate
1 "Linda & Steven" August 24, 2009 (2009-08-24)
In the series premiere, an Everett, Washington woman's compulsive shopping has depleted her family's finances to the point where her marriage has become strained. She must clean out and sell the family home as part of the divorce settlement. An Olympia, Washington man is at risk of eviction from his government subsidized housing as his apartment is filled with garbage, human feces, bottles, and cans.
2 "Patty & Bill" August 24, 2009 (2009-08-24)
A Kansas woman's compulsive shopping habits have taken over the entire house. Her children were removed by authorities as a result of the living conditions. A Beverly, Massachusetts man's hoard of both home renovation supplies and outdated materials is so bad that his common-law wife broke her arm tripping over a pile of his things. After seeming unfazed over the accident, he is given an ultimatum to clean up or move out.
3 "Kerrylea & Lauren" September 14, 2009 (2009-09-14)
A Vashon, Washington couple are facing imminent foreclosure on two houses as a result of a decision to buy a second home to solve the wife's lifelong hoarding problem. A Charlottesville, Virginia woman's relationship with her boyfriend is in danger as a result of her hoard, which has taken over their entire townhouse.
4 "Tara & Betty" August 31, 2009 (2009-08-31)
Adult Protective Services removed an elderly Marysville, Ohio woman's sick alcoholic husband from their home because of the hazardous conditions. The family's financial problems are complicated by their schizophrenic daughter, who is also a hoarder. A Torrance, California woman who is an obsessive collector faces eviction if she fails to clean up her home.
5 "Jennifer & Ron+Jill" August 17, 2009 (2009-08-17)
A couple in Louisville, Kentucky who both suffer from hoarding risk losing their children if they don't comply with numerous citations given to them by the city. A woman's food hoarding in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is so bad that she places herself at risk for food poisoning.
6 "Paul & Missy+Alex" September 28, 2009 (2009-09-28)
A man in Mobile, Alabama has failed to meet three court-ordered deadlines to clean his yard which is filled with junk cars, scrap metal, and old appliances. A single mother in Atlanta, Georgia is concerned about her hoarding behavior when her seven-year-old son begun to exhibit hoarding tendencies. Her son has cried hysterically over things like a rusty chain and an old used cotton ball when she attempts to throw them out.
7 "Jake & Shirley" September 7, 2009 (2009-09-07)
A young man in Novato, California, who also suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoards garbage (snack wrappers, empty bottles, and rotting food) in a two-bedroom townhouse he shares with his alcoholic father. A blind woman's hoard in New Mexico is so bad that every room of her home is cluttered with over 75 living and dead cats, cat feces, and urine soaked carpets and furniture.

Season 2: 2009–2010[edit]

Ep # Title Airdate
8 "Augustine" November 30, 2009 (2009-11-30)
A Gretna, Louisiana woman's son was removed from her home as a teenager as a result of the squalid living conditions she lives in, and she now lives without water, gas, heat, or appliances. The courts have become involved and are forcing her to clean up.
9 "Judi & Gail" December 7, 2009 (2009-12-07)
Time is running out for an elderly woman in Riverdale Park, Maryland whose cluttered home has been condemned as a result of the squalid conditions that progressed over time to deteriorate the value of her house. A woman in Oklahoma who was once a disciplined ballerina acquired 7 dogs, 3 cats, 5 goats and a massive hoard from her deceased parents. She became a compulsive shopper after her children left home, and now, her house is so full of possessions and critters that she risks facing another winter without heat and water.
10 "Chris & Dale" December 14, 2009 (2009-12-14)
After her son is stillborn, a Phoenix, Arizona woman tries to fill the void with possessions that jeopardize custody of her daughters. A Boston man is at risk of eviction from his city-subsidized apartment filled with materials for art projects.
11 "Bob & Richard" December 21, 2009 (2009-12-21)
The parents of four children in Massachusetts must clean out their entire house or risk losing everything. A Columbus, Ohio retired veterinarian's dozens of costly collections have come at the expense of his marriage and lifestyle.
12 "Julie & Shannon" December 28, 2009 (2009-12-28)
A series of tragedies triggers hoarding that leads to a Scottsdale, Arizona woman losing custody of her son to her ex-husband; Child Protective Services arrives with police at a Spanaway, Washington couple's squalid home to remove their four children.
13 "Deborah & Jim" January 4, 2010 (2010-01-04)
A Tennessee saleswoman risks losing her children and marriage as a result of her hoarding. She blames her hoarding on his alcoholism, and he blames his alcoholism on her hoarding. A self-employed beekeeper in South Bend, Indiana struggles with compulsive hoarding as his daughter threatens to call Adult Protective Services on him if he doesn't change his lifestyle for the sake of himself and his eight-month-old granddaughter.
14 "Linda & Todd" January 11, 2010 (2010-01-11)
A Virginia woman's family has been torn apart by her hoarding. Despite her threats of suicide, her family has given her an ultimatum to either clean up, or her husband will divorce her, and she will lose all contact with her children. A man in Phoenix, Arizona who has been collecting hobby items since childhood is given an ultimatum by his girlfriend to either clean up or the relationship is over. Despite their mutual agreement to start a family, he is unsure how to begin.
15 "Janet & Christina" January 18, 2010 (2010-01-18)
A California woman's hoarding has spun out of control following the death of her husband. She shops compulsively and has filled her home with supplies in hopes of redecorating the house. A former psychologist in San Antonio, Texas is literally suffocating beneath her things. She has filled her home with clothes for her twelve-year-old daughter. Although most of the clothing has been unworn for years, she refuses to part with it. She now must clean up before her health problems worsen.
16 "Gail & Warren" January 25, 2010 (2010-01-25)
A Washington elderly woman's house needs major home repair, but she needs to clean it in order to do so before her surgery. A self-employed heating and refrigeration specialist from Long Island, New York ends up taking his work home with him. The house is filled with old refrigerators, tools, and supplies, which creates an unsafe environment for his toddler son.
17 "Tra & Jill" February 1, 2010 (2010-02-01)
A Houston, Texas firefighter's coworkers worry his hoarding is affecting his job performance. A Springville, Iowa woman's two sons suffer due to her unkempt home.
18 "June & Doug" February 8, 2010 (2010-02-08)
A California woman faces the loss of her mobile home and her daughter if she doesn't get help for her hoarding. A single father in Kenosha, Wisconsin must clean up his home if he hopes to keep his two special-needs children.
19 "Dennis+Nadene & Erin+Malinda" February 15, 2010 (2010-02-15)
A married couple in Cleveland, Ohio blame each other for their hoarding compulsions. Two sisters in South Carolina live as room mates, and have filled their home with clothes, beauty products, and trash. Now with their elderly mother's health in the line, they must clean up, or risk having her put in a retirement home.
20 "Claudie" March 1, 2010 (2010-03-01)
A Peoria, Illinois woman's hoarding threatens to tear apart a very large family unless she changes her ways.
21 "Michelle & Kim" May 31, 2010 (2010-05-31)
An elderly woman's animal hoard in Oregon is so bad that her husband of 30 years has been chased from the home by the animals and the hoarded piles that in some places reach five feet high. A thirty-year-old pharmaceutical sales representative in Tennessee risks unemployment, as well as her relationship with her boyfriend if she can't get her hoarding under control.
22 "Season #1 Follow-Up: Betty, Jill, Jake, Bill & Paul" May 31, 2010 (2010-05-31)
In this special follow-up episode, Hoarders checks in on the progress of Jill, Jake, Betty, Bill, and Paul from the first season.

Season 3: 2010–2011[edit]

Ep # Title Airdate
23 "Laura & Penny" September 20, 2010 (2010-09-20)
A Tennessee woman in fragile health attempts to clean her home in a last chance attempt to unburden her family and give them back a home. A federal government worker's hoard in Michigan is so bad that her toddler son has been forced to sleep with her on the living room couch.
24 "Carolyn & Flo" September 13, 2010 (2010-09-13)
An Edmonton, Alberta, Canada woman's seven-year-old daughter is so distraught about her mother's hoarding that she has contemplated suicide. An elderly woman's house in Irving, Texas is a collector's dream but is destroying her marriage of 48 years.
25 "Tammy & George" October 18, 2010 (2010-10-18)
A terminally ill woman's hoard in Phoenix, Arizona is so bad that it jeopardizes her recovery. An Ohio man's hoard is so bad that he has been cited by the county to clean up his property or face jail time.
26 "Gordon+Gaye & Sir Patrick" September 6, 2010 (2010-09-06)
A hoarding couple in Washington and their adult children who are still living at home are given 72 hours to vacate their house if it isn't cleaned. A man in Florida collects goblets, dolls, fountains and artwork and is at risk of bankruptcy after his church began paying his bills.
27 "Adella & Teri" September 6, 2010 (2010-09-06)
Daughters in Edmond, Oklahoma help their mom in an effort to clean her home to keep it from being condemned. A mother of two in Hawaii is now threatened with divorce if she doesn't stop adding to the massive hoard in their home.
28 "Robin & Ken" September 13, 2010 (2010-09-13)
A woman's hoard in Kansas is so bad that the city has condemned her childhood home and has plans to demolish it. A Redlands, California man is just weeks from a court date where he faces six months in jail if he doesn't clean up his home and yard.
29 "Vula & Lisa" September 27, 2010 (2010-09-27)
An elderly woman in Kokomo, Indiana is hoarding more than 30 sickly cats that have completely destroyed her home by using it as a litter box, which is also filled with piles of hoarded food and garbage. A thirty-year-old fifth grade teacher in Utah has already lost one job by bringing her hoard from home to the classroom. She now fears that her current job is at stake and that her three-year relationship with her boyfriend is in jeopardy as a result.
30 "Dawn & Linda" October 11, 2010 (2010-10-11)
After losing a cousin on 9/11, a Las Vegas, Nevada woman's hoarding spiraled out of control, filling much of the house and part of the yard. Another woman's hoard in Pennsylvania is so bad that her diabetic husband is unable to maneuver through the home by himself.
31 "Kathleen & Margree" October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04)
After losing her husband of 19 years, a woman's Texas home became so filthy that her son and daughter have asked to live with their aunt. A minister's wife in Richmond, Illinois is struggling to come to terms with a couple of tragic losses and a strained marriage is giving her one last shot to clean, or their marriage is over.
32 "Theresa & Karen" November 1, 2010 (2010-11-01)
A Citronelle, Alabama woman's handbag collection has depleted her husband's retirement fund. A former lawyer's drug addiction and hoarding in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada is fueled by thirteen years of grief following the loss of her three-month-old daughter.
33 "Mary Lynn & Ingrid" October 25, 2010 (2010-10-25)
A single mother's hoard in North Carolina is so bad that her teenage son made up a story about her abusing him just to get into foster care. An Illinois woman's impulsive shopping is so bad that the delivery people are advised to stop delivering to her home.
34 "Al & Julie" November 8, 2010 (2010-11-08)
A man's hoard in Hammond, Indiana is so bad that his three-year-old son was taken away by Child Protective Services after it was revealed that he took his son on dumpster dives. An Englewood, Colorado woman's hoard is so bad that she and her husband were unaware that a homeless woman had been living in their cluttered basement.
35 "Jim & Susan" December 6, 2010 (2010-12-06)
A man's hoard in Upland, California has forced city officials to condemn his home and put his grandchildren at risk of removal by Child Protective Services. A Rochester, New York woman's hoard of dolls is so bad, that it has forced her husband, who is recuperating from surgery to retreat to a chair in the basement.
36 "Arline & Carolyn" November 29, 2010 (2010-11-29)
A Hawaii woman's hoard is so bad that her husband is forced to sleep in his car in hot, humid weather. An Idaho woman's hoard is largely obtained through theft, causing rifts in her large Mormon family.
37 "Lloyd & Carol" November 15, 2010 (2010-11-15)
An elderly man suffering from dementia in Desert Hot Springs, California must clean up his property or face an enormous fine from the county. A California woman was brutally injured on a rollercoaster, and has spent several years in court trying to reach a settlement. Now, her hoard of legal documents is so bad that her husband has threatened to divorce her if she refuses to part with her paper collection.
38 "Andrew & Shania (+ Belinda & Kevin)" December 13, 2010 (2010-12-13)
The clutter on a man's property in New York has led to threats from the county to have him removed; the situation is complicated by a long-running dispute with his brother over the settlement of their late father's estate, as well as the presence of a homeless man living in the backyard. A teenage girl in suburban Illinois asks for help controlling her hoarding, but her mother proves to be the real reason that nothing is ever thrown out at the house.
39 "Andrew & Lydia" December 19, 2010 (2010-12-19)
A 19-year-old man in Franklin, Massachusetts struggles with hoarding behavior which he acquired from his mother and fears he will continue to carry on those tendencies if he doesn't get help. A Paterson, New Jersey woman whose son is paralyzed and soon to be released from hospital is forced to clean out her home to accommodate him, or risk having him placed in a nursing home against his will.
40 "Mary & Mary Ann" December 27, 2010 (2010-12-27)
A consignment shop owner in Broomall, Pennsylvania risks losing both her home and business, after it is revealed she is near bankruptcy after blowing through an inheritance fund on items for her store. A woman's hoard in Jericho, New York is so bad, that she risks putting her marriage of over 40 years in jeopardy as a result of being unable to part with her belongings.
41 "Hanna & Kathy+Gary" January 3, 2011 (2011-01-03)
A Streetsboro, Ohio hoarding couple faces eviction after it is revealed that they have permitted rabbits free run of their rental house, ruining the property. Hanna is depressed and claims that she's done everything wrong in life. She never went to college, was an abusive mother to her 15 children, and let her alcoholism tear apart her family. Now after years of hoarding to cope with the pain, her farm in Vienna, Illinois is so packed with dying and dead farm animals, animal feces and other garbage that she must live in a single-wide trailer on her property.
42 "Glen & Lisa" January 10, 2011 (2011-01-10)
A man's rat collection in Llano, California has forced him to retreat to a shed in his backyard. A Fullerton, California woman, who hoarded her father's home faces eviction if she does not clean up and part with many of her animals.

Season 4: 2011[edit]

Ep # Title Airdate
43 "Phyllis & Janet" June 20, 2011 (2011-06-20)
A Griffin, Georgia woman's compulsive obsession with dolls has led her son to threaten to call Adult Protective Services if she doesn't get a handle on her compulsion. An elderly woman's hoard in Washington, Michigan is so bad that she has to crawl over mountains of garbage to get to a recliner where she eats and sleeps. She's had no running water and no heat for two years as a result of her hoard.
44 "Billy Bob & Jean" June 27, 2011 (2011-06-27)
A Nebraska man's house is so filled with toys and games, puzzles, cars, dolls and stuffed animals that he can no longer maneuver through the paths. A woman who lives in an upscale neighborhood in Beverly Hills, California has a hoard so bad that she risks losing her granddaughter to Child Protective Services if she doesn't clean up.
45 "Season #2 Follow-Up: Augustine, Judi, Dennis+Nadene, Bob & Deborah" July 4, 2011 (2011-07-04)
In this special follow-up episode, Hoarders checks in on the progress of Augustine, Bob, Deborah, Dennis & Nadene and Judi from the second season.
46 "Roy & Loretta" July 11, 2011 (2011-07-11)
A man's vehicle hoard in Boulder Creek, California is so large that he risks millions of dollars in fines and the loss of his property if he doesn't clean up. A Lenox, Michigan woman who is expecting her second child is at danger of losing both children if she doesn't clean up but experiences difficulty due to the trauma from a previous home invasion.
47 "Randy & Vicki" July 18, 2011 (2011-07-18)
A man in Wildwood, New Jersey who describes himself as "the ultimate hoarder" has a hoard of memorabilia that has become overwhelming to everyone who enters the home. He claims that if he sold anything he'd never be the same person. A woman in Brownsville, Texas is at risk of losing everything she holds dear as her collecting has grown out of control to the point that her own daughter declares the house "doesn't exist anymore".
48 "Ron & Carol" July 25, 2011 (2011-07-25)
A California man who suffers from depression and prostate cancer hoards books, sheet music, comic books, magazines and toys reminiscent of his childhood, convinced that all of his belongings are valuable, even as his house is collapsing into ruin around him. A woman's home in Dayton, Ohio is overrun with garbage, forcing her to live in her truck on the street, without adequate heating. She receives notice from the city to clean up in five days or face eviction from the condemned property.
49 "Beverly & Megan" August 1, 2011 (2011-08-01)
An elderly woman's hoard in Towanda, Kansas is so bad that it has caused a huge rift in her family. An Illinois mother who has given birth to her third child is in danger of losing both her home and her children if she doesn't get help cleaning up her hoard.
50 "Becky & Clare" August 8, 2011 (2011-08-08)
A Collegeville, Pennsylvania woman has filled 16 self-storage units with her hoard and is now doing the same to her son's house. She is behind on her storage rental payments and has until the end of the month to clean up and move out of the house. A West Palm Beach, Florida woman who was forced by local authorities to undergo an involuntary mental examination has been banned from living in her own house until it is cleaned. The home is filled with trash and animal waste, and the swimming pool is moldy and green. Her son and his girlfriend live in a shed on the property, with no electricity or running water and will also be forced to leave if his mother doesn't get help.
51 "Stacey & Roi" August 15, 2011 (2011-08-15)
A woman in Denham Springs, Louisiana has an animal hoard so bad that her home is filled with feces and cockroaches and to make things worse, her 14-year-old daughter is forced to live with relatives as a result. A Dayton, Ohio man's hoard is so bad that he risks a third stint in jail as a result and his utilities have been shut off as a result of a gas leak.
52 "Lisa & Bertha" August 22, 2011 (2011-08-22)
A Virginia woman's home is overgrown with weeds, and filled with garbage, rotting food, and mold. A Pennsylvania woman, who delivers newspapers part-time, faces jail time if she doesn't clean up her home and yard.
53 "Season #3 Follow-Up: Vula, Al, Jim, Arline & Glen" August 29, 2011 (2011-08-29)
In this special follow-up episode, Hoarders checks in on the progress of Alan, Arline, Glen, Jim and Vula from the third season.
54 "Kevin & Mary" October 24, 2011 (2011-10-24)
The son of Jinx Falkenburg and Tex McCrary is featured as his Upper East Side apartment is so densely hoarded that he has resorted to sleeping on a bench in front of his apartment building. A New Brunswick, New Jersey woman's hoard is so bad that she has to live with her daughter and granddaughter because she's unable to stay in her hoarded home, but she's unwilling to part with her Victorian style memorabilia.
55 "John & Vivian" October 31, 2011 (2011-10-31)
A man in Cape May, New Jersey risks multiple fines after it is revealed he is living in a house covered with cat feces and urine and the rooms are hoarded with his collections and his deceased mother's belongings. A woman's hoard in California has literally pushed her husband out of the house, and across the country.
56 6 "Jerry & Judy" November 7, 2011 (2011-11-07)
A burned out shell of a man's home in Eugene, Oregon is surrounded by his hoard and it's threatened with confiscation by the city if he doesn't clean up. A Wisconsin woman, who hoarded herself out of her house, uses cancer surgery as an excuse to stay with her friend, who is fed up with her squatting and hoarding behavior.
57 "Eileen & Judy" November 14, 2011 (2011-11-14)
A firefighter's wife in California is a severe hoarder and risks losing her marriage and custody of her four younger sons if she fails to clean up her home. A Heber City, Utah woman has burned through an inheritance on her hoard and has checks that total up to $30,000 buried in the clutter. She and her husband risk going broke if they can't get themselves on track.
58 "Wilma & Nora" November 21, 2011 (2011-11-21)
A Georgia woman squats in her home, despite the fact that it's condemned as a result of her hoard. A Columbia, South Carolina woman, whose compulsive shopping has maxed out her equity line of credit, must address her behaviors in order to move forward.
59 "Mike & Bonnie" November 28, 2011 (2011-11-28)

A woman's house in Westminster, Maryland is so toxic that a virus she contracted in the home caused her kidneys to fail and almost killed her. Her doctor advised her not to return to the home until it was thoroughly cleaned. A single mother, whose home in Palmdale, California is hoarded and in need of repair, fears losing her daughters to Child Protective Services if she doesn't clean up her home.

Note: The 2011 Virginia earthquake, a 5.8 earthquake that affected most of the Mid-Atlantic region occurred during the clean-up of the Westminster, MD house and was shown in the episode. The clean-up team had to evacuate the house and put the clean-up on hold for a day while they checked for safety.

Season 5: 2012[edit]

Ep # Title Airdate
60 "Norman & Linda" January 2, 2012 (2012-01-02)
A Philadelphia man is forced to clean his home following a visit by paramedics in which EMTs had to climb over hoarded items to provide care. A widow in Madisonville, Louisiana who has been hoarding for ten years needs to clean her home in order to prepare for future rehabilitation following a scheduled surgery.
61 "Barbara & Richard" January 9, 2012 (2012-01-09)
A Merritt Island, Florida mother with a family history of hoarding continues to hoard following the deaths of both of her sons. A Minnesota man's home is condemned because of his hoard. He moves into a homeless shelter where he is evicted for hoarding.
62 "Mary & Annie" January 16, 2012 (2012-01-16)
Mary's hoard in North East, Maryland is filled with cats and animal waste. Annie, a housekeeper by day in Missouri, lives in a home filled with her hoarded possessions where she must also take care of her husband, who suffers from Parkinson's Disease and her son. The 2011 Virginia earthquake occurred during the cleanup of the North East, MD location and was shown in the episode.
63 "Carrie & James" January 23, 2012 (2012-01-23)
Carrie is a former victim of abuse living in a filthy seaside home in Washington filled with treasures from her shopping ventures. James, a former member of the military living in Orland, California, hoards sporting equipment and has previously appeared in court to fight code violations from the city.
64 "Joanne & Kristy" January 30, 2012 (2012-01-30)
A hoarder's daughter in New York develops post-traumatic stress disorder from dealing with her mother's hoard. A woman in Washington with a history of relationship trauma has her son removed from her home due to her compulsive shopping.
65 "Barbara G. & Fred+Mary" February 6, 2012 (2012-02-06)
A California woman's hoard consists of stuff found in alleyways and dumpsters and her hoarded home sits in a neighborhood where the neighbors look on in disgust. A Missouri couple and their son live in a house filled with cobwebs and cockroaches, but they don't seem to notice despite the fact the man has a serious respiratory illness.
66 "Kathleen & Scott" February 13, 2012 (2012-02-13)
A New Jersey woman's hoarding began after her husband was killed in a train accident. Her hoarding not only fills up her own house, it's filling up her daughter's house as well. A Cedar, Michigan man faces serious financial problems after purchasing hundreds of houses, buildings, barns and other things which he buys at auctions.
67 "Dee & Jan" February 20, 2012 (2012-02-20)
A New Mexico woman blew through a $150,000 legal settlement to fulfill her hoarding obsession and risks being disowned by her daughter if she can't control her hoarding. A Canyon, Texas woman has been living in filth for years and faces eviction by her landlord if she doesn't clean up her home.
68 "Verna & Joanne" February 27, 2012 (2012-02-27)
In Santa Cruz, California a recovered cocaine dealer has turned to hoarding to replace her old addiction. A grandmother in Streetsboro, Ohio must clean her dangerously hoarded house before her son calls Adult Protective Services on her.
69 "Anna & Vance+Claire" March 5, 2012 (2012-03-05)
A woman in South Florida has a hole in her roof, but still refuses to get help for her compulsive shopping, which has had a profound effect on her home's structure. Now, she risks losing her house unless her filthy hoard is cleaned up, but she refuses to let anyone from her family inside her home. A couple in Chicago live under the weight of over 40 tons of books and must clean their house before the city obtains an inspection warrant.
70 "Constance & Jeri Jo" March 12, 2012 (2012-03-12)
A woman in Freestone County, Texas who runs a fresh-egg business has her home filled with unrefrigerated eggs and loose chickens which cause problems. A woman in Walnut, California, married to a man serving a life sentence in prison, hoards because she's lonely without her husband.

Season 6: 2012–2013[edit]

Ep # Title Airdate
71 "Debra & Patty" September 10, 2012 (2012-09-10)
Debra in Illinois compulsively hoards clothing for her husband and children, but her family is threatening to leave if drastic measures are not taken. In North Dakota, Patty has hoarded so many cardboard boxes that she was forced to sleep along with heaps of trash piled on top of a decaying mattress before eventually moving into a neighboring apartment already occupied by her son.
72 "Doug & Ruth" September 17, 2012 (2012-09-17)
Doug, a bachelor in West Melbourne, Florida, who suffered severe brain trauma and memory loss in an accident, hoards items he feels might trigger his memories. Ruth in St. Louis has turned her beautiful home into a shrine for the three members of her family who died there. She refuses to get rid of anything that belonged to them, and continually shops for more to fill her sorrow. She has a particular fear of using the shower stall where her youngest son committed suicide.
73 "Alvin & Charles" October 1, 2012 (2012-10-01)
Alvin's hoarding in Kansas is so out of control that he's been forced to put his TV and food cooler in his bathroom and spend his time there. To make matters worse, his frail mother has fallen in the hoard several times and is now confined to a wheelchair. Charles' Bisbee, Arizona house is filled with thousands of the nude paintings he has done. His obsession with women and painting is so extreme that it's destroyed his marriages and left his family worried that he may end up hurting himself.
74 "Shanna & Lynda" October 8, 2012 (2012-10-08)
Shanna owns the worst hoard in "Hoarders" history – a house in Bothell, Washington crammed floor to ceiling with bottles filled with human waste. Meanwhile, Lynda from Montrose, Colorado is hoarding stuff for the Armageddon. She believes she's going to be raptured, and she wants to leave plenty of stuff behind for those who won't be going to heaven with her.
75 "Joni & Millie" October 15, 2012 (2012-10-15)
A Connecticut woman's hoarding drove her two sons to turn to drugs to cope, and it forced Child Protective Services to take her granddaughter away from her. She has one last chance to stop the vicious cycle of loss she has inflicted on her family. Millie has agreed to more than one clean-up of her Michigan home, only to relapse and start hoarding again. Now her daughter, Chelsea, has given Millie one last ultimatum – "Clean up or lose me forever."
76 "Manuel & Carla" October 22, 2012 (2012-10-22)
Manuel was living in his hoarded house in San Antonio, Texas with his four grandchildren, ages 5, 6, 7, and 9. They are the love of his life, but they were removed by Child Protective Services and Manuel won't get them back unless he cleans his act up. Meanwhile, Carla in Oklahoma has had three failed marriages to men who cheated on her. As if to represent each husband, Carla has hoarded out three homes. Her family is trying to get her to at least clean out one of the houses so she can make a new start in life.
77 "Susan & Michael" October 29, 2012 (2012-10-29)
Susan, from Tucson, Arizona, is addicted to buying and selling cars and electronics, but she never manages to sell much. Recently, when Susan was out prowling for more stuff, someone broke into the house, bound and gagged her wheelchair-bound mother at gunpoint, and stole some of Susan's hoard. Greenville, South Carolina resident Michael's father was a Nazi SS member in Germany's Third Reich who ruled his son with an iron fist, even tricking him to eat his own pet rabbit to "toughen him up." Now Michael is a hoarder and he and his dog live like sardines packed in a can of clutter.
78 "Terry & Adelle" December 3, 2012 (2012-12-03)
Terry's fridge in Hanover, Illinois is packed with dead cats, and she has another 50 live ones. Her son thinks her problems stem from the time her father died of a heart attack right in front of her when she was just a small child, and she's felt guilty ever since that she couldn't save him. Meanwhile, decades of hoarding has left Adelle's New Hampshire house in such shambles that she's using a bucket for a bathroom and doing laundry in a kiddie pool in her backyard. But Adelle can't see the filth or the damage her hoarding has done to her family.
79 "BG & Lee+Chris" December 10, 2012 (2012-12-10)
A California couple have filled their million-dollar Victorian home with hoards of stuff—and now are even competing to see who can bring in the most stuff. The two are locked in emotional combat—a real-life "War of the Roses". Chris has filled his house and eight storage units, also in California, with worthless junk that he gets for free. His situation is so dire that he's gone without water and other basics just so he can continue to afford storage space for his garbage.
80 "Jan & Bebe" December 17, 2012 (2012-12-17)
Jan is in denial about her hoarding—one of her daughters compares her to a venomous viper ready to strike if you dare talk about throwing anything out. Now her Texas home is so filled with stuff that she must keep her refrigerator outside. Bebe was raised with servants and boarding schools, and her husband gave her everything she desired. But when her husband was murdered in the hallway of their Georgia home, her privileged life unraveled, and now her hoarding is so bad that she even steals stuff when she's at church.
81 "Merlene & Jeff" January 21, 2013 (2013-01-21)
A woman named Merlene once had it all—an international supermodel married to the son of the inventor of the Lear Jet. But her storybook life fell apart when she got divorced and now her Topanga, California is crammed to the ceiling with her dumpster dive finds. Jeff once had plenty of cash and women to fill his time. But it all came crashing down when he lost his shoe repair business, and he moved all the contents of the business into his home in Chattanooga, Tennessee and started hoarding construction supplies to boot.
82 "Diana & Dolores" January 28, 2013 (2013-01-28)
A woman who was a victim of abuse as a child, has developed hoarding so extreme that her daughter was forced to sleep in a recliner because the trash had overtaken her room. But now a neighbor has blown the whistle on the heap, and her Snyder, Oklahoma home could be condemned if she doesn't clean up fast. Meanwhile, Dolores was once an antiques dealer with such a great eye for value that she even sold to Sotheby's. But her buying got out of hand, and now she's got a hoard that could catch on fire and burn her New York down at any time.
83 "Fuzzie & Fredd+Nancy" February 4, 2013 (2013-02-04)
Well into middle age, Fuzzie and Fredd are living like teenagers, work at a porn shop, and have stuffed their Ohio home with records, toys, comic books, ghoulish masks and mannequins. Fuzzie's father works 10-hour days to support them, but now he's fed up and giving them an ultimatum—clean up or get cut off. Nancy's freezing, sludge-filled Seattle, Washington home is filled with empty dog food cans, heaps of dirty clothes, rat-chewed boxes, and cobwebs that hang like black drapes. Nancy's niece, Michelle, is the only family member willing to help, but now she fears that Nancy will die in the hoard if something isn't done soon.

Season 7 (Family Secrets): 2015[edit]

Ep # Title Airdate
84 "Hoarders: Live" May 28, 2015 (2015-05-28)
This special focuses on a Cotuit, Massachusetts family and will feature live segments culminating in an all-live intervention. The episode will also feature the story of a 2nd hoarder who faces jail time if he doesn't pass a final city inspection.
85 "Joyce/Kimberly" June 4, 2015 (2015-06-04)
A Huntsburg, Ohio man threatens to end his 38-year marriage if his wife doesn't stop hoarding; a Toledo, Ohio woman was scarred by a traumatic experience, and faces eviction from her squalid apartment if she doesn't address her hoard.
86 "Michelle/Yama" June 11, 2015 (2015-06-11)
A 22-year-old woman fills her 3-bedroom, Dayton, Ohio home to preserve the memory of her late mother, who was also a hoarder; A stay-at-home mom risks losing her sons to child protective services, due to her obsessive shopping that has put her Ohio home in catastrophic condition.
87 "Ruthann" June 18, 2015 (2015-06-18)
A Porterville, California woman bought her family's historic house from her cousin with the promise that she would turn it into a bed and breakfast. Instead, she has filled it with cats and antiques, and blames her actions on her daughter, who ran away with her boyfriend.
88 "Cynthia/Ricky" June 25, 2015 (2015-06-25)
Two hoarders are living in life threatening conditions. Cynthia has a debilitating auto immune disease, but continues to fill her Texas home that could make her illness deadly; Meanwhile, Ricky sleeps in a Westland, Michigan house, packed with paper and other flammables that are one spark away from an inferno.
89 "David/Nora" July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02)
David's three-acre hoard in Michigan has been deemed a "blighted property" by the city. Now, he risks losing his home if he does not clean up; Nora's home in Kentucky is filled to the brim, with massive piles of clothes, lamps, lingerie and clothes. She has been hoarding to deal with the death of her son and has kept this habit a secret from her sisters for over a decade.
90 "Brian/Coral" July 9, 2015 (2015-07-09)
A Dublin, Ohio man, who is the president of a condo homeowner association and sets the rules of upkeep for tenants, lives in a hoard that would face any other tenant to be evicted; A Winter Haven, Florida woman must choose between keeping her hoard or rekindling a romance with a long-lost love.
91 "Michelle/Mary" July 16, 2015 (2015-07-16)
A recovering alcoholic's sobriety is placed in jeopardy due to his wife's massive doll hoarding in their Warren, Michigan home; In Fresno, California, neighbors threaten to report a local house they claim is ground zero for the area's rat population due to the massive hoard inside.
92 "Doris/T'resa" July 23, 2015 (2015-07-23)
A Long Beach, California woman is forced to sleep on her patio due to her massive hoard that occupied every room in her house from floor to ceiling; An asthmatic chain-smoker lives in danger of accidentally setting her Annabella, Utah home ablaze, which could lead to a fiery death.
93 "Laura" July 30, 2015 (2015-07-30)
In the season finale, a woman's hoarding has taken over so much of her Lakeside, California home, that her partner has resorted to sleeping in the garage and her teenage daughter is forced to share a bed with Her. If she doesn't clean up, her partner is threatening to leave her and sue her for full custody of their daughter.

Season 8: 2016[edit]

Ep # Title Airdate
94 "Judy" January 3, 2016 (2016-01-03)
A Vancouver, Washington woman lives a dangerous life of strange contradictions. Judy is an extreme germaphobe who spends her entire day engaged in sanitization rituals, yet she lives in a severe and extremely filthy hoard overridden with mice whom she considers her friends. The situation is so hazardous to her health that the fire department and health department have mandated a clean up.
95 "Roxann/Barbara" January 3, 2016 (2016-01-03)
A vibrant, beautiful 32-year old mother and former model living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has successfully hidden her hoarding until now. She fears Child Protective Services will intervene if she doesn’t clean up her hoarded home. Another woman's extreme hoarding in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania has forced her out of her house. The city is ready to condemn the home and do a forced cleanup if she doesn’t take care of the problem.
96 "Jacqueline/Richard" January 10, 2016 (2016-01-10)
Jacqueline has filled her 4,000 square foot San Leandro, California with $1 million of teddy bears. Will she clean up the ocean of bears or lose her house? Richard previously agreed to his family's pleas for an emergency cleanup of his Cotuit, Massachusetts home during Hoarders Live. Will Richard take this chance to change his life?
97 "Ruby/Mary" January 10, 2016 (2016-01-10)
Ruby's Long Beach, California home is so hoarded she spends her entire day living in the car, and her grandson has started running the streets of LA. If she doesn't clean up, her daughters will call Adult Protective Services. Mary's historic home in Napa, California is filled with so much stuff, her two young children are in danger of being removed from the home by Child Protective Services.
98 "Ben & Robin/Kevin" January 24, 2016 (2016-01-24)
Ailing couple, Ben and Robin's hoarding is so severe that EMTs can no longer access their West Virginia home for emergencies. Kevin is hiding a hoard of sexual paraphernalia in his Albuquerque, New Mexico home from his family by living in a hotel. He must reveal his secrets and clean up his home with family if he wants to move back in.
99 "Dorothy & David/Doris" January 24, 2016 (2016-01-24)
Dorothy and David fell in love with each other over their mutual love of hoarding. Their Prineville, Oregon home is so packed now it has become physically unsafe for Dorothy and doctors have said one more fall in the hoard could paralyze her. In South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Doris' house is so packed with her wigs, shoes and other treasures she has literally been hoarded out of her house. She must clean up if she wants to move back in.
100 "Dick/Karen" February 1, 2016 (2016-02-01)
Dick has hoarded out his girlfriend's Pomona, California home, to the point that the two of them can no longer live in it. They face financial ruin if they can't shed their current apartment rental and get back into Sandy's home. Karen started hoarding after the tragic suicide of her oldest son. However, her young grandson now lives in her Albuquerque, New Mexico home and the neighbors have been making calls to child protective services due to the state of the property.
101 "Peggy/Ed & Connie" February 1, 2016 (2016-02-01)
Peggy's hoard of filth and dead animal carcasses in Illinois has led the city to deem her house uninhabitable.[6] If she does not clean up, city officials will not allow Peggy to return to her beloved home. Ed and Connie met over their mutual love over Halloween items. However their love of Halloween ballooned into a much larger hoarding problem. With conditions in their Woods Cross, Utah home becoming intolerable, Ed's teenage son has issued an ultimatum: Clean up or he will take himself and his younger autistic brother out of the home—even if that means running away.
102 "Ellen/Gloria" February 14, 2016 (2016-02-14)
The tragic loss of Ellen's husband in the line of duty triggered hoarding through kleptomania. Her house in Queens, New York has become so unsafe with her lifted items, her home owners insurance is threatening to revoke coverage. Gloria's family is on the verge of calling the sheriff and the SPCA due to her out-of-control dog, cat, and stuff hoarding in Liberty, Texas.
103 "Kathy/Elmira" February 21, 2016 (2016-02-21)
In Great Falls, Montana, Kathy has hoarded out her triplex and a dance studio and is facing financial ruin if she can't clean up and rent out her spaces. Her 12 children, including a daughter who developed split personality disorder to cope with the hoard, will try to get her to face her demons. Elmira's hoard has become so bad that code enforcement is on the verge of condemning her Chesapeake, Virginia home. Elmira's family will have to resolve their "step vs. blood" dynamics to help her through the process.
104 "Where Are They Now?" February 28, 2016 (2016-02-28)
In this episode of Hoarders we check in with five hoarders from past seasons: Al, of Hammond, Indiana, lost custody of his son due to his hoarding, Jill, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is still a food hoarder who feels that expiration dates are arbitrary, Dale is at risk of being evicted from the Boston loft apartment where he's lived for over 30 years, Claire and Vance filled every room of their Chicago home with hundreds of thousands of books, and Verna was forced to sleep in her attic because her Santa Cruz, California home was so hoarded.
105 "Sybil/Ron" March 6, 2016 (2016-03-06)
Sybil's hoard is so intense that mice have started to live in her tub and her refrigerator. Her Gresham, Oregon home is so jam packed with items and rodents that she has literally been forced outside and is now sleeping in her backyard cat aviary. If she doesn't clean up, her family will call adult protective services and have her removed from her property. Ron, has hoarded out his Miami, Florida camera shop to the point where he has lost many of his customers. If he doesn't clean up, he could end up losing his business and livelihood.
106 "Sandy/Len" March 13, 2016 (2016-03-13)
Sandy's sister, Nona, owns the family home in Lisbon, Maine, where Sandy has lived her entire life. Nona hasn't been inside the home in 10 years, but when code enforcement issued her a citation, she decided it was time to confront Sandy about how she's been living. Len lives in an Akron, Ohio home stuffed full of garbage bags where he keeps all his belongings. If he doesn't clean up his family fears his house will kill him.
107 "Celia/Nathan" March 20, 2016 (2016-03-20)
Celia is in danger of losing her hoarded California home of shoplifted items and her illegal hoard of dogs if she doesn't get her compulsion under control. Nathan came out as gay when he was 15. The lack of acceptance from his community led him to hoard items as a way to deal with his pain. Now in his early 30's, his hoarding has escalated to the point where he is facing eviction from his Dawsonville, Georgia home. Nathan must face all his past trauma in order to overcome his hoarding crisis.
108 "Maggie/Ann" March 27, 2016 (2016-03-27)
Maggie's Phoenix, Arizona home is so packed with her shopping addiction that her granddaughter was forced to sleep on top of piles and shower outside with a garden hose. Things have gotten so bad, that a family member pulled Maggie and her granddaughter out of the house. If things are not cleaned up, they will not be allowed to return. Former spa owner, Ann, is about to lose her partner over her hoard. After a decade of failed promises to clean up her South Carolina house, her partner has had it. Ann cleans up or he leaves her for good.
109 "Sandi/Vivian" April 3, 2016 (2016-04-03)
In Port Angeles, Washington, Sandi is known as the town's Mrs. Claus over the holidays. However, she has taken her alter ego to the extreme with her gift hoarding compulsion. Things have gotten so out of control with her Mrs. Claus persona that Sandi is on the verge of going bankrupt and losing her gift-hoarded home. Vivian has custody over her grandsons but is on the verge of losing them to Child Protective Services because of her hoarded Mesilla, New Mexico home.

Season 9: 2016–2017[edit]

Ep # Title Airdate
110 "Lonnie/Linda" December 18, 2016 (2016-12-18)
Lonnie Hammargren is a famed neurosurgeon and former Lt. Governor of the State of Nevada, who now lives in Las Vegas. He is also a notorious hoarder spending an estimated $10 million on his collections! Lonnie is facing potential bankruptcy and the loss of all assets if he can't auction off some of his hoard to pay off debts. Linda loves Storage Wars. She even got a job managing a storage facility in Sweet Home, Oregon. However, she has accrued so many storage units, she can now barely live in her house. Her loved ones are on the verge of calling authorities to have Linda forcibly removed from the home if she doesn't clean up.
111 "Rodger & Gerri/Anne" December 18, 2016 (2016-12-18)
An elderly couple from Milwaukee, Wisconsin have hoarded themselves out of their home and are facing the loss of their property if they cannot get it up to code. A young woman from Alpharetta, Georgia has a diabetic husband who is at risk for life threatening injuries trying to survive in her enormous collection of seasonal decor. If Anne doesn't take Christmas down once and for all, her husband will leave her for his own physical safety.
112 "Leza/Linda" January 1, 2017 (2017-01-01)
In Tucson, Arizona, Leza's house is so packed, the city has red tagged it as uninhabitable and she is no longer allowed to live in it. If she doesn't clean up before the city imposed deadline, Leza could lose her property and end up homeless. Linda's husband has just undergone a heart transplant and received a second chance at life. However, due to Linda's hoarding and the unsanitary conditions of the home, her husband's medical team will not allow him to move back to their Canton, Ohio home.
113 "Linda/Kerry" January 8, 2017 (2017-01-08)
Linda has hoarded out a 180-acre Chimacum, WA farm in preparation for the end of times. She is adamant that the world markets are going to collapse in the next few months and her hoard and property will be a refuge for those who survive. When there is nothing, she will have everything! However, in current times, Linda is facing the potential loss of her property to city authorities if she can’t clean up. Kerry started hoarding plants after he lost his job as a military medic. His suburban Franklin, Indiana home is now so full he risks losing the love of his life and his children forever.
114 "Shannon/Ray" January 15, 2017 (2017-01-15)
Shannon is convinced that her hoarding is caused by demons possessing her Ogden, Utah home. She is so frightened by the entities and the severe clutter that she and her three children are living in a shelter. Ray’s historic San Francisco Victorian almost burnt down the block when his hoard caught on fire. He is now facing charges from nearly every city agency to clean up his hoard or potentially lose his house.
115 "Sandra" January 22, 2017 (2017-01-22)
Former famed interior designer, Sandra, has hoarded out every square inch of "Hillside" the historic Greensboro, North Carolina mansion she lost to foreclosure. However, she refuses to leave the manor in spite of the fact the bank has sold it to a new couple. The new owners are now facing a crisis of conscience trying to figure out how to compassionately evict Sandra from the property and dispose of her hoard.


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