Canada’s Blue Ant Media has commissioned a local version of Hoarders for its specialty channel Makeful, marking the first-ever international adaptation of the A+E Networks reality format.
Hoarders: Canada will be produced by Blue Ant-owned prodco Saloon Media and will follow a team of experts as they tackle some of Canada’s most challenging hoards, giving viewers an in-depth look at the emotional stories of those dealing with compulsive hoarding behaviours.
Leading Canadian psychologists will work in tandem with extreme cleanup experts in an effort to help these families deal with a hoarding crisis of epic magnitude. Casting for Hoarders: Canada will begin this month, while the series is expected to debut later this year.
The show is based on the A+E Networks series Hoarders, with Franklin Cumberbatch and Peter Tarshis serving as executive producers for A+E Networks. Shannon McKinnon is the series producer and Deborah MacDonald is the supervising producer. Michael Kot, Betty Orr and Pam Mcnair serve as executive producers.
“Blue Ant Media’s global makeup enables us to work with industry-leading partners to license and localize popular TV formats and give them homegrown voices,” said Sam Linton, VP, head of original content, Canadian Media, Blue Ant Media.
“We’re proud to be partnering with A+E Networks to bring this hit franchise to Canadians nationwide. Saloon Media’s track record of award-winning TV format series and documentaries makes them the perfect production partner for Hoarders: Canada.”