Each episode tackles the country’s most significant, extreme and challenging hoards featuring a team of compassionate psychologists, clinical therapists, psychotherapists and professional organizers
The world broadcast premiere of Hoarders Canada airs Saturday, March 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on Makeful during the channel’s free preview event currently running until April 2
(Toronto, ON – February 9, 2023) – Hoarders Canada, the highly-anticipated Canadian format of the Emmy®-nominated and Critics Choice Award-television series Hoarders, lands in Canada on Makeful this March. The world broadcast premiere airs Saturday, March 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on Makeful, during the channel’s eight-week nationwide free preview event, running now to April 2 across 7.7 million Canadian households.
The series, produced by Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Media production company, provides an in-depth look at the real-life stories of people directly affected by compulsive hoarding. From Manitoba to Nunavut, Ontario and British Columbia, each episode tackles the country’s most significant, extreme and challenging hoards. Over the course of the series, viewers are introduced to eight extraordinary individuals alongside their friends and family. A team of experts including psychologist Dr. Murray Anderson, clinical therapist Natasha Sharma, psychotherapist Sarah Ahmed and professional organizers Kim Diamond, Julio Rivera, Ivanka Siolkowsky and Effy Terry provide the necessary support to help participants overcome a hoarding crisis and the chance to reclaim their lives.
Hoarding disorder is a mental health illness affecting an estimated 6 million Canadians, characterized by compulsive collecting, sentimental attachment to non-essential objects and a powerful reluctance to let go of personal possessions. The inability to discard items can cause significant psychological, emotional and physical distress to both the person with hoarding tendencies as well as their loved ones. Without treatment and intervention, both the behaviour and living conditions may deteriorate, frequently resulting in serious health and safety concerns and social isolation. Hoarders Canada brings awareness to this often misunderstood disorder, highlighting the emotional trauma along with physical challenges, to help to remove the stigma and shame associated with hoarding.
Hoarders Canada is produced by Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Media company. Pam McNair, Michael Kot and Betty Orr are the Executive Producers. Overseeing the series for Makeful is Sam Linton, VP, Production and Development, Global Media, Blue Ant Media. Shannon McKinnon is the Series Producer. Franklin Cumberbatch and Peter Tarshis are the Executive Producers for A+E Networks.
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Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Media company, is a leading producer of scripted and unscripted content. Based in Toronto, Canada, Saloon Media has an international track record for delivering successful, award-winning programs. The production company works with like-minded partners, worldwide, to produce top-quality, returning series and high-impact specials. Recent credits include the award-winning 9/11 Kids (CBC); Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer (Amazon Prime Video); Mysteries From Above (Blue Ant Channels); Cheating Hitler: Surviving the Holocaust (HISTORY Canada); and long-running series See No Evil (Investigation Discovery US). Saloon is celebrated for producing and delivering internationally-recognized formats in Canada including Drag Race Canada (Crave for Bell Media), Life Below Zero Canada (Blue Ant Channels, BBC Worldwide) and Hoarders Canada (A+E). For more information visit saloonmedia.com.
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