TLC Reveals All in New Episodes of "Hoarding: Buried Alive"

Look for the back half of the show's fifth season starting Wednesday, February 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

'Hoarding: Buried Alive': Cancer-Stricken Man Reunited With Children

Gary is a long-time hoarder who hasn't seen his children in more than 20 years. On " Hoarding: Buried Alive " (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on TLC), the depths of his mental illness were shown, along with his sprawling hoard that's gotten so out of control he has to sleep outside under tarps. Not only was his house filled to the brim with his hoard, but so were several cars on the property, and much of the property itself. It was a touching reunion when Gary saw his children for the first time in two decades, despite it being under such trying circumstances. His wife had left him and the children years ago, and Gary admitted he'd not been the best father to his kids. He apologized to them sincerely, and it looked like the family might get a much-needed reconciliation. Then Gary told his children that he has cancer in most of his body. It was a hard blow, but they only want him to find some happiness in what time he has left. That they even showed up to help after all this time speaks volumes. "Hoarding: Buried Alive" chronicles new struggles with the mental disorder every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on TLC). TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

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

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.

'Hoarding: Buried Alive': Is This The Densest Hoard Yet?

Dr. Rebecca Beaton has seen a lot of hoards through her years as a psychologist. Viewers have gone along with her on some pretty extreme cases through the years on " Hoarding: Buried Alive " (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on TLC). But nothing could prepare her for the volume and density of Randy's collection of stuff on the latest installment. It was the densest hoard she said she had ever seen, and it was hard to argue that. Even with all the different hoards seen on the various television series spotlighting the illness, there's never been one that was wall-to-wall stuff in every room nearly to the ceiling. Randy is out of paths, and doesn't even have low places in the house to settle into anymore, save for the one spot he's carved out for himself to nestle in. Basically his home is now the functional size of a closet, and not even a walk-in one. The crew managed to clear out three dumpsters worth of stuff from his apartment, but ultimately Randy just moved to a new place. A month after filming, his new place was reportedly still clear of clutter, so his prognosis may be solid. Perhaps the hoard had helped him reach that rock bottom that he needed. Catch new stories every Sunday on "Hoarding: Buried Alive" at 9 p.m. ET on TLC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

'Hoarding: Buried Alive' Season 4 premiere sneak peek

TLC's "Hoarding: Buried Alive" is yet another entry into the channel's addictive yet horrifying lineup of reality shows. This one follows extreme hoarders as they meet with psychologists and try to get their problems under control. In Zap2it's first look at the Season 4 premiere, we meet Elvis impersonator Cary. Both a compulsive hoarder and an Elvis impersonator, Cary has filled his apartment with Elvis memorabilia -- but his collection has crossed the line into compulsive hoarding. He can't live in his home and he's running out of money, and his friends Joe and Francesca can't bear to see their friend suffer anymore. In Zap2it's clip, watch Joe give Cary an ultimatum: Get rid of his stuff or get rid of his friends. "Hoarding: Buried Alive" returns to TLC for Season 4 on Sunday, July 8 at 9 p.m. brightcove.createExperiences();...

Donna and Her Puppets Discuss Her Hoard on 'Hoarding: Buried Alive' (VIDEO)

As we've learned countless times on these shows featuring hoarders, the disease doesn't only affect the people suffering with the illness. It affects their loved ones, friends and even their careers. But we never expected it to impact the puppets, too, as we saw on 'Hoarding: Buried Alive' (Sun., 9PM ET on TLC). Donna is a retired ventriloquist, and while she was successful in her career years ago, now she is becoming overwhelmed by it. She hoards more than puppets, but her daughter's room has become the "home" for a growing number of inanimate companions.

TLC's 'Hoarding: Buried Alive': 16-Year-Old Pilfers From Her Own Family (Exclusive Video)

No matter how many examples of hoarding that we’ve seen, how is it that our jaw still drops at some aspect of each one? That’s especially the case with 16-year-old  Haley , who pilfers from her own family every night and stockpiles the goods in her room. TLC premieres Haley’s episode of  Hoarding: Buried Alive  this Sunday at 9 p.m. and  The Hollywood Reporter  has an exclusive sneak peek above. Haley’s family has to lock their rooms and every cabinet in the house, so that she can’t get into them while they sleep. Her illness is actually understandable when you hear what caused it. Haley says it started when she was four years old and her brother died. So, this act of collecting her family’s things seems like a way to make sure she keeps some part of them close. Of course, we’re not the experts. Read More...

A Hoarder's Friend Tells It Like It Is on 'Hoarding: Buried Alive' (VIDEO)

If you're not a hoarder and you've never seen the home of one in person, it's almost impossible to fully comprehend what that experience is like. We've seen countless times on 'Hoarding: Buried Alive' (Sun., 9PM ET on TLC) and 'Hoarders' that friends and family often aren't the most supportive. The problem is that it just looks like a big, disgusting mess to the person not suffering from the disorder. Furthermore, the person who is the hoarder by extension looks like a disgusting slob. It's hard to understand and appreciate it as an illness, and so that needed support system often crumbles.