Fresh air? Bah. Labor Day Weekend is for TV watching, like every other weekend! Here's a list of the marathons the networks have planned:
(All times are ET/PT)
Saturday, Sept. 3
Battlestar Galactica (Midnight Friday- 8 p.m. Saturday, BBC America)
Little House on the Prairie (6 a.m.-6 a.m. Sunday, Hallmark)
The Twilight Zone (8 a.m.-2 p.m., Chiller)
At one point, a cleaner on Monday's episode of Hoarders (9/8c, A&E) compares the house of Lisa, one of this week's hoarders, to the one in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. But the episode reveals its macabre core way earlier than that: In the scene below, Lisa and her daughter discuss Lisa's ghoulish culinary tendencies. These include cookies made out of dry mealworm bodies and a pie filled with raw chicken hearts.
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As horrifying as it sounds, there's a real sense of tragedy that informs Lisa's cooking...
Heaping piles of dolls are having a moment!
Earlier this season on Hoarders, we met Phyllis, who rifles through bins at the Salvation Army for dolls to rescue and perform "surgery" on. TLC will feature Marilyn Mansfield, who has 500 dolls and rolls one into a shoe store to be outfitted in sandals, on My Collection Obsession (Sunday, 10/9c). But before that, on Hoarding: Buried Alive (Sunday, 9/8c), TLC will feature Joyce, whom you can get to know a little in the exclusive sneak peek below. She has almost 1,000 dolls, but likes the ones that smile best.
"I'm not crazy at all, really! I just like dolls!" Marilyn Mansfield tells TVGuide.com. Her interest in dolls comprises one of four stories on TLC's special My Collection Obsession (Sunday, 10/9c). And while she may not be certifiable, she's certainly crazy for dolls. The show reports that the part-time model and actress has over 500 dolls (she says this number includes action figures and other approximations) she's collected over the past 10 years. Mansfield, who got her stage name by combining those of Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, has a particular love of "reborn" dolls — those which closely resemble real babies and cost hundreds of dollars (Mansfield tells us that her most expensive doll cost $1,200). In typical TLC quirk-adoring fashion, the highlight of Mansfield's segment occurs when she carts a doll that's the size of a 5-year-old child into a shoe store to have it fitted, much to the astonishment of the store's employees...
On the upcoming Hoarders (Monday, 9/8c, A&E), we're introduced to Clare, an elegant older woman whom one neighbor refers to as "Slumdog Millionaire." See, her house is trashed despite it being gorgeous and outfitted with a pool. (And dig that DeLorean in her driveway!) If this doesn't remind you of Big and Little Edie Beale, you need to watch Grey Gardens again...