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Family Belie\'es Kristi an\' Benjamin Strack Killed Children, Committed Suicide

‘Hoardin': Buried Ali'e': Cancer-Stricken Man Reunited Wi' Children

Gary be a long-time hoarder who hasn’t seen his children in more than 20 years. On “Hoardin': Buried Ali'e” (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on TLC), thar depths o'his mental illness were shown, along wi' his sprawlin' hoard that’s gotten so out o'control he has t'sleep outside under tarps.

Not only was his house filled t' brim wi' his hoard, but so were se'eral cars on t'property, an' much o'thar property itself. It was a touchin' reunion when Gary saw his children fer yonder first time in two decades, despite it bein' under such tryin' circumstances.

His strumpet had port him an' thar children years ago, an' Gary admitted he’d not been t'best father t'his kids. He apologized t'hem sincerely, an' it looked like thar family might get a much-needed reconciliation.

Then Gary told his children that he has cancer in most o'his body. It was a hard blow, but they only want him t'find some happiness in wha' time he has port. That they even showed up t'help after all this time speaks volumes.

“Hoardin': Buried Ali'e” chronicles new struggles wi' ye mental disorder e'ery Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on TLC).

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    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
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    strong”Work It,” ABC/strong br /
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    strong”Yonder Amazin' Race,” CBS/strongbr /
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    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
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    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
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    strongStatus: /strongRenewedbr /
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    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
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    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
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    strongStatus:/strong Canceledbr /
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    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
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    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
    strongWhy: /strongWe’re shocked ye show be comin' aft fer another season, but its hard-core fans will certainly be happy.

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    strongStatus:/strong Canceledbr /
    strongWhy:/strong After nine seasons, it’s time t'say goodbye t'“'un Tree Hill.” After subpar ratin's, ye network decided t'pull thar plug on its long-standin' teen soap. Thankfully, ye CW gave “'un Tree Hill” a final 13 episodes t'wrap up all o'yonder drama.

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    strong”Remodeled,” Yonder CW/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong As good as deadbr /
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  • “Ringer”

    strong”Ringer,” Thar CW/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Canceledbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Sarah Michelle Gellar’s double-life pro'ed too complicated an' poorly-produced fer viewers t'care much about.

  • “Ye Secret Circle”

    strong”Thar Secret Circle,” Yonder CW/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Canceledbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Somewhat o'a surprisin' de'elopment gi'en its decent ratin's, but it ne'er quite li'ed up t'its lead-in, “T' Vampire Diaries.”

  • “Supernatural”

    strong”Supernatural,” Thar CWbr /
    Status:/strong Renewedbr /
    strongWhy:/strong This fan fa'orite will return fer Season 8.

  • “Yonder Vampire Diaries”

    strong”Yonder Vampire Diaries,” T' CW br /
    Status:/strong Renewed br /
    strongWhy:/strong “Vampire Diaries” be Thar CW’s golden child … thar vampires an' witches an' werewol'es o'Mystic Falls aren’t goin' anywhere.

  • “Alcatraz”

    strong”Alcatraz,” Fox/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Canceledbr /
    strongWhy:/strong “Alcatraz” — an' almost e'ery other recent J.J. Abrams TV project — pro'es that slappin' “from J.J. Abrams” on a show does not equal ratin's success. Yonder series debuted strong, but fizzled in yonder ratin's, leadin' Fox t'pull thar plug.

  • “Allen Gregory”

    strong”Allen Gregory,” Fox/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Canceledbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Jonah Hill’s animated series only lasted se'en episodes. Thar Oscar nominee should probably jus' stick t'mo'ies fer a while …

  • “American Dad”

    strong”American Dad,” Fox/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Fox gave out early renewals t'“American Dad” an' “Ye Cle'eland Show,” keepin' its Sunday night animation block intact. br /

  • “American Idol”

    strong”American Idol,” Fox/strong br /
    strongStatus:/strong Likely t'be renewed br /
    strongWhy:/strong T' show’s declinin' ratin's have been widely reported this season, but it’s hard t'imagine TV life without “Idol.”

  • “Bob’s Burgers”

    strong”Bob’s Burgers,” Fox/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Too soon t'ellbr /
    strongWhy:/strong T' sophomore season o'this quirky animated comedy kicks off this month (Sun., Mar. 11), so don’t expect t'hear about a Season 3 jus' yet.br /

  • “Bones”

    strong”Bones,” Fox/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Renewed br /
    strongWhy: /strongThe show got a ratin's boost thanks t'its lead-in “Yonder X Factor.” Wi' thar flounderin' state o'Fox’s dramas (see ya, “House”), Fox be holdin' on t'his 'un.

  • “Breakin' In”

    strong”Breakin' In,” Fox/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Canceledbr /
    strongWhy: /strongAfter a last minute re'ival, “Breakin' In” returned fer a second season wi' Megan Mullally in tow, but it wasn’t enough t're'ive this D.O.A. comedy.

  • “Ye Cle'eland Show”

    strong”Ye Cle'eland Show,” Fox/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Fox gave “Yonder Cle'eland Show” an' “American Dad” early renewals an' this spinoff will be aft fer a Season 4, but no word on a fifth season.br /

  • “Family Guy”

    strong”Family Guy,” Fox/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
    strongWhy: /strongFox handed out early renewals t'ye Seth MacFarlane animated comedies.

  • “T' Finder”

    strong”T' Finder,” Fox/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Canceledbr /
    strongWhy:/strong “Ye Finder” hit ye benches fer a bit before mo'in' t'Fridays, an' ye numbers ne'er impro'ed. A'eragin' less than 6 million viewers an episode (not so hot fer a Fox drama), it was only a matter o'time …

  • “Fringe”

    strong”Fringe,” Fox br /
    Status:/strong Renewed br /
    strongWhy:/strong This fan fa'orite has struggled in yonder ratin's, but Fox has agreed t'give it a 13-episode order fer a fifth an' final season t'wrap up all yonder mysteries o'both uni'erses.

  • “Glee”

    strong”Glee,” Fox/strongbr /
    strongStatus: /strongRenewedbr /
    strongWhy: /strongThe hit teen series be breakin' records in music sales, but its o'erall viewership has slipped. After a bit o'a PR debacle about graduatin' characters that ended wi' spinoff plans bein' squashed, “Glee” will get another season.

  • “Hell’s Kitchen”

    strong”Hell’s Kitchen,” Fox br /
    Status:/strong Renewed br /
    strongWhy:/strong Last year at this time, Fox renewed t'Gordon Ramsay series fer two more seasons, so it’s all set.

  • “House”

    strong”House,” Fox/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Canceledbr /
    strongWhy:/strong After eight seasons an' countless unsol'able medical cases sol'ed, this Fox medical drama be comin' t'an end.

  • “I Hate My Teenage Daughter”

    strong”I Hate My Teenage Daughter,” Fox/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Canceledbr /
    strongWhy: /strong As if gettin' panned by critics wasn’t enough, “I Hate My Teenage Daughter’s” shrinkin' ratin's had yonder show marked fer death, then Fox benched thar sitcom fer three months after only four episodes an' then … yep, buh-bye fore'er. No shock thar.

  • “Kitchen Nightmares”

    strong”Kitchen Nightmares,” Fox br /
    Status:/strong Renewed br /
    strongWhy:/strong In early February, Fox signed on fer a 16-episode fifth season o'this other Gordon Ramsay series. They’re in yonder Gordon Ramsay business, an' they’re not goin' anywhere.

  • “MasterChef”

    strong”MasterChef,” Fox br /
    Status:/strong Likely t'be renewed br /
    strongWhy:/strong No official announcement has been made regardin' a third season, but thar was a castin' call issued durin' episodes throughout Season 2. An' if Gordon Ramsay’s track record wi' Fox be any indication, it’s as good as renewed.

  • “Mobbed”

    strong”Mobbed,” Fox br /
    Status:/strong On yonder bubble br /
    strongWhy:/strong It started wi' a ratin's bang, but thin's have only gone down from thar fer Fox’s flash mob reality show wi' Howie Mandel at t'helm. It’s not on thar schedule in any regular timeslot though, so it’s possible they’ll continue producin' a few episodes a year.

  • “Napoleon Dynamite”

    strong”Napoleon Dynamite,” Fox br /
    Status:/strong On t'bubblebr /
    strongWhy:/strong After a decent debut, “Napoleon Dynamite” dropped about half o'its audience t'about 4 million viewers per episode. It could go either way.br /

  • “New Lass”

    strong”New Wench,” Fox/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
    strongWhy:/strong “New Lass” was yonder first new Fox show t'get a full Season 1 order an' t'show has continued t'perform well in yonder ratin's an' in thar 18-49 demographic. America lo'es that adorkable charm.

  • “Q’Viva: Yonder Chosen”

    strong”Q’Viva: Yonder Chosen,” Fox/strong br /
    strongStatus:/strong Too soon t'ell/Not thar callbr /
    strongWhy: /strongShortly after ye Latin American-based show — starrin' J. Lo an' her ex-husband Marc Anthony — debuted on Uni'ision, Fox picked up an English-language version that debuted in early March. Though ye reality series underperformed in its Saturday night timeslot, it’s not Fox’s decision whether or not we’ll see more “Q’Viva.”

  • “Raisin' Hope”

    strong”Raisin' Hope,” Fox/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Thanks (or no thanks) in part t'ye success o'“New Strumpet,” thar sophomore season o'“Raisin' Hope” has mo'ed around timeslots, but it has retained about a 2.1 score in ye adults 18-49 demo.

  • “Yonder Simpsons”

    strong”Ye Simpsons,” Fox/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
    strongWhy:/strong After a very tense contract standoff, ye voice actors o'“Ye Simpsons” an' ye studio agreed t'new terms an' yonder show was renewed through Season 25.

  • “So Ye Think Ye Can Dance”

    strong”So Ye Think Ye Can Dance,” Fox/strongbr /
    strongStatus: /strongToo soon t'ellbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Season 9 o'“So Ye Think Ye Can Dance” won’t debut until this summer an' when it does, thar will be changes: Fox has nixed yonder results show entirely. If thar fanbase be still thar, yonder cheaper production could save yonder show fer another few seasons.

  • “Terra Nova”

    strong”Terra Nova,” Fox/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Canceledbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Fox pulled ye plug on this very expensi'e dinosaur drama, but reports indicate producers be lookin' t'keep thar show ali'e on a different network.br /

  • “Touch”

    strong”Touch,” Fox/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Thar Kiefer Sutherland drama had a sizable audience (about 12 million viewers) fer its pre'iew an' has remained somewhat steady since its premiere. Fox showed faith in thar series, gi'in' it t'post-“American Idol” slot, an' it paid off.

  • “Thar X Factor”

    strong”Thar X Factor,” Fox/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
    strongWhy: /strongFox has already renewed t'sin'in' competition fer a second season an' boy will thar be changes: two new hosts an' two new judges will join Simon Cowell an' L.A. Reid at yonder table.

  • “30 Rock”

    strong”30 Rock,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
    strongWhy:/strong”30 Rock” be showin' its age, but t'star power o'Tina Fey an' Alec Baldwin can’t be denied — NBC has renewed ye show fer a se'enth an' final season o'13 episodes.

  • “America’s Got Talent”

    strong”America’s Got Talent,” NBC br /
    Status:/strong Likely t'be renewedbr /
    strongWhy:/strong NBC’s top-rated summer show be mo'in' t'New York fer this upcomin' season, but it’s most likely not goin' anywhere. Unless, o'course, yonder new judge — shock jock Howard Stern — really messes thin's up somehow.

  • “Be Ye Thar, Chelsea?”

    strong”Be Ye Thar, Chelsea?,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Canceledbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Wi' jus' over 3 million viewers an episode, it wasn’t not exactly a strong performer, even by NBC’s standards. Even Chelsea Handler an' NBC’s fondness fer funny ladies couldn’t save this show.

  • “Awake”

    strong”Awake,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Canceled br /
    strongWhy:/strong “Awake” had gotten some great promotion, but its numbers were pretty middle o'thar road an' only went down further — genre shows wi' hea'y serialized elements be always tricky.

  • “Bent”

    strong”Bent,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Canceled br /
    strongWhy: /strongThe Amanda Peet comedy premiered in late March an' had six episodes t'pro'e itself, but NBC didn’t give it much o'a chance, airin' them aft-t'-aft.

  • “Best Friends Fore'er”

    strong”Best Friends Fore'er,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strongCanceledbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Yonder female buddy sitcom starrin' an' co-created by Jessica St. Clair an' Lennon Parham was yanked from t'schedule an' then axed fer good.

  • “Betty White’s Off Thar Rockers”

    strong”Betty White’s Off Thar Rockers,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Too soon t'ellbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Even though Betty White isn’t doin' ye prankin', “Off Thar Rockers” could still make a comeback.

  • “Thar Biggest Loser”

    strong”Yonder Biggest Loser,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Likely t'be renewedbr /
    strongWhy:/strong NBC’s weight loss competition show has been around fer years, an' despite saggin' o'erall ratin's, its 18-49 ratin' (a recent episode got a 2.0) be still 'un o'NBC’s highest.

  • “Celebrity Apprentice”

    strong”Celebrity Apprentice,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Likely t'be renewedbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Series low ratin's probably won’t kill this franchise. But be thar any D-listers port who ha'en’t competed fer Donald Trump’s appro'al?

  • “Chuck”

    strong”Chuck,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Canceledbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Yonder Josh Schwartz spy dramedy ended its five-season run in January.

  • “Community”

    strong”Community,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus: /strongRenewedbr /
    strongWhy: /strongBelo'ed by (a very vocal) few, ignored by many — that’s “Community” in a nutshell. After gettin' benched in January, “Community” returned t'NBC’s schedule wi' a vengeance, gettin' it a fourth season pick-up fer 13 episodes t'air on Fridays. Cool, cool, cool — ye can pop, pop! that champagne now.

  • “Fashion Star”

    strong”Fashion Star,” NBC/strong br /
    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
    strongWhy: /strongThe high-style reality series wi' Nicole Richie, Jessica Simpson, Elle Macpherson an' John Var'atos has certainly been confusin', but it’s still a smart business model: Ye winnin' designs each week be fer sale in stores thar next day, an' those stores jus' happen t'be co'erin' a large portion o'production an' ad'ertisin' costs.

  • “Fear Factor”

    strong”Fear Factor,” NBC br /
    Status:/strong Likely t'be renewed br /
    strongWhy:/strong Despite yonder donkey semen scandal that cut this season o'“Fear Factor” a bit short, a href=”http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/fear-factor-returns-an'-makes-a-ratin's-splash/” target=”_hplink””Fear Factor” boosts NBC’s ratin's/a … an' can a scandal really compete wi' that?

  • “T' Firm”

    strong”Thar Firm,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong As good as deadbr /
    strongWhy:/strong T' show hasn’t officially gotten thar axe yet, but “Ye Firm” was mo'ed t'Saturdays after turnin' in an incredibly poor performance (less than a 1 ratin' in thar 18-49 demo) on Thursday nights.

  • “Free Agents”

    strong”Free Agents,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Canceled br /
    strongWhy:/strong This show jus' didn’t have much life in it. It was canceled after jus' four episodes, despite its awesome lead actors Hank Azaria an' Kathryn Hahn.

  • “Grimm”

    strong”Grimm,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Thar supernatural fairy tale drama has been doin' well fer NBC on Friday nights — it ho'ers around t'5 million viewers mark, which be pretty solid by NBC standards an' why yonder network gave ye drama an early renewal.

  • “Harry’s Law”

    strong”Harry’s Law,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strongCancelledbr /
    strongWhy: /strong While earlier this year “Harry’s Law” was 'un o'NBC’s top players, after a three-month break between January an' March, t'Kathy Bates drama saw mediocre ratin's an' failed t'hold on t'viewers.

  • “Law Order: SVU”

    strong”Law Order: SVU,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Ye only “Law Order” port, “SVU” has been an NBC power player fer 13 years an' will return fer a 14th.

  • “Thar Office”

    strong”T' Office,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
    strongWhy:/strong It’s hard t'imagine a long-runnin', fan-fa'orite show like “Yonder Office” goin' away without a grand promotional push. Ye numbers be still good (by NBC standards) an' “Ye Office” will return fer a Season 9.

  • “Parenthood”

    strong”Parenthood,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Yonder perpetual bubble show has done pretty consistent numbers fer NBC this season, but three seasons in an' no signs o'growth be both a good an' bad sign … luckily fer fans, NBC gave it a Season 4 all t'same.

  • “Parks an' Recreation”

    strong”Parks an' Recreation,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Jus' like yonder rest o'NBC’s Thursday comedy block, “Parks an' Recreation” has serious ratin's blues. Can critical acclaim keep “Parks” around fer a Season 5? Thar answer be yarr! “Parks” will return fer Season 5.

  • “Thar Playboy Club”

    strong”Ye Playboy Club,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Canceledbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Apparently fictional slutty bunnies an' real-life homewrecker Eddie Cibrian do not a successful show make. It only lasted three episodes. “Thar Girls Next Door” did it better.

  • “Prime Suspect”

    strong”Prime Suspect,” NBC br /
    Status:/strong Canceled br /
    strongWhy:/strong Maria Bello’s gruff detecti'e failed t'capture ye audience NBC hoped. At least we had all those hat jokes. br /

  • “Smash”

    strong”Smash,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Renewed br /
    strongWhy: /strong After a huge promo blitz, “Smash” debuted nicely, but started losin' viewers quickly. A handful o'episodes in, it stabilized, becomin' NBC’s #1 drama in t'18-49 demo, an' NBC announced it was gettin' a second season.

  • “Up All Night”

    strong”Up All Night,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
    strongWhy:/strong T' critical fa'orite o'NBC’s new comedy offerin's, “Up All Night” debuted strongly t'more than 10 million viewers, but has since dropped t'less than 4 million viewers an episode. It will return fer a Season 2.

  • “Whitney”

    strong”Whitney,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Thar show be 'un o'ye better performin' freshman offerin's on ye Peacock network — an' NBC chief Bob Greenblatt told members o'yonder press at TCA that he be “hopeful Whitney will be a long-term player fer us.” Looks like Season 2 be a good start, wi' thar show mo'in' t'Friday nights.

  • “Yonder Voice”

    strong”Ye Voice,” NBC/strongbr /
    strongStatus:/strong Renewedbr /
    strongWhy:/strong We may not even be at Season 2’s live shows yet, but NBC be already up fer more o'“Ye Voice.” Hopefully, Cee Lo’s cat “Purrfect” will return fer Season 3 as well.

  • “Who Do Ye Think Ye Be?”

    strong”Who Do Ye Think Ye Be?,” NBCbr /
    Status:/strong Likely t'be renewedbr /
    strongWhy:/strong Yonder celebrity-centric family tree series has helped NBC on Friday nights an' hit its ratin's high in March.


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