Hoarding: Buried Alive

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Why Reality TV is Good for Us

Monica Beverly Hillz

People love to demonize reality TV as evidence of decay in Western society, but have these people actually seen a reality show lately? They aren't all vehicles of Schadenfreude and exploitation. And even so, what's wrong with that? Even Jersey Shore has its purpose.

Contrary to popular belief, reality TV serves a variety of useful and important functions and I, for one, am a better person because of it. Here's why:

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Memorial Day Weekend Marathon Roundup

Mariska Hargitay, Danny Pino

It's Memorial Day Weekend -- the official start of summer! What better way to celebrate than to watch endless hours of TV! Check out your options:

(All times are ET/PT)

Saturday, May 25
Bridezillas (10 a.m.-5 a.m. Sunday, WE tv)
Defiance (4 p.m.-6 a.m. Sunday, SyFy)
Hoarding: Buried Alive (7 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, Discovery Fit & Health)
Iyanla: Fix My Life (10 a.m.-8 p.m., OWN)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (10 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, USA) read more

Labor Day Weekend Marathon Roundup

Ted Danson, Mariska Hargitay

Labor Day weekend is known for barbecues, soaking up the last bit of sun and TV marathons of course! So cuddle up to the couch and check out what's on all weekend long.

(All times are ET/PT)

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Exclusive Hoarding Video: Doug and Darlene's Home Is in the Toilet

Hoarding: Buried Alive

Doug and Darlene haven't let any strangers inside their home for the past 20 years, and there won't be party invitations any time soon considering their latest setback.

On Sunday's Hoarding: Buried Alive, we see inside the couple's house, which features piles of trash and one rather glum-looking cat. Four months ago, however, their lives became almost unbearable when a septic tank overflowed, tainting everything with filth and fecal matter.

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Exclusive Video: The Worst Hoarding: Buried Alive Conditions This Psychologist Has Seen

Hoarders

Compulsive hoarder Caryn just wants to get better and be happier and that's why she's seeking help.

On Sunday's episode of Hoarding: Buried Alive (9/8c, TLC), we see Caryn struggle with trying to regain her life and the home that her parents left her after their deaths 10 years ago. Her inability to stop hoarding, however, has forced the city to kick her out of the horrible conditions in her home. Now, if she doesn't make headway in clearing the house, the home that she had with her parents could be torn down.

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VIDEO Exclusive: Joyce's Dolls Are Her Hoarded Little Friends on Hoarding: Buried Alive

Joyce - Hoarding: Buried Alive

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.

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Marilyn Mansfield Shows Off Her 500 Dolls on My Collection Obsession

Marilyn Mansfield

"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...
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TLC Plans Weeklong Royal Wedding Coverage

Prince William and Kate Middleton

TLC is planning a week of royal wedding specials and coverage leading up to the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the cable channel announced Wednesday.

Prince William and Kate Middleton pick a wedding date

Five days before the wedding, it will air specials featuring ... read more

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Premiered: October 04, 2009, on TLC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: The lives of compulsive hoarders are examined in this documentary series.

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