'Hoarders' canceled by A&E after six seasons


New episodes of "Hoarders" will be airing on A&E no more. The network quietly confirmed that the TV series has been canceled after a six-season run.

The Post-Gazette received a confirmation from an A&E publicist that the show would not return on the network. This comes after many speculated that "Hoarders'" 13-episode sixth season would be its last when it ended in February.

In its stead, A&E looks to be shifting its focus to scripted reality shows like "Duck Dynasty" and original dramas like "Bates Motel." The network also ended "Intevention" in 2013, but at least it gave that series a heads up that it would be brought to an end.

After the final episode of Season 6 aired, "Hoarders" extreme cleaning specialist Matt Paxton took to Facebook to write, "We have not been picked up for a 7th season, so this could very well be the LAST episode of HOARDERS - EVER! If you want another season, please take a second and let Hoarders on A&E and @AETV know that you want another season of the show."

He has since announced that he has partnered with ServiceMaster Restore to help hoarders around the country. "Although the TV shows are ending, the need for quality help for hoarders is increasing daily," he writes. "You'll start seeing my face on some ads soon and we'll be training and working with ServiceMaster franchises nationwide immediately!"

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