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Freaky Eaters (TLC series)

Freaky Eaters
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Genre Documentary
Presented by Mike Dow
J.J. Virgin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 18
Production
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22-24 minutes
Production companies Shed Media
Broadcast
Original channel TLC
Original run September 5, 2010 (2010-09-05) – June 26, 2011 (2011-06-26)
Chronology
Related shows Freaky Eaters

Freaky Eaters is an American documentary television series based on the BBC series of the same name that aired on TLC.[1]

Synopsis

The show deals with people who have bizarre addictions to food and/or eating disorders. Each episode, like the BBC series, is titled with the words "Addicted to" and then whatever the food is. The show's first episode aired on September 5, 2010. Psychotherapist Mike Dow[2] and nutritionist J.J. Virgin host the show. Voiceover actor Josh Artis is the show's narrator. In the end of most episodes the people get help and most of the time stop their addictions.

Episodes

Season 1: 2010

Ep# Title[3] Airdate Summary
1 Addicted to Sugar September 5, 2010 A woman only eats junkfood including soda and candy. They later cure her of the addiction.
2 Addicted to Cheeseburgers September 5, 2010 A 33-year-old only eats cheeseburgers. He is later cured when he eats fish at a barbecue. According to the epilogue, he hasn't eaten a single cheeseburger since.
3 Addicted to Pizza September 12, 2010 An ex-volleyball player had only eaten pizza since 5th grade. He's cured when at a restaurant he eats shrimp while his brother eats pizza. According to the epilogue he hasn't eaten pizza as a staple food since.
4 Addicted to Fries September 12, 2010 A woman only eats fries, and her daughter is following in her footsteps. They are both cured after eating cucumbers and she no longer eats fries as a staple food.
5 Addicted to Raw Meat September 19, 2010 A writer only eats raw meat and is on the road to getting a parasite. He is later cured of eating meat raw.
6 Addicted to Cola September 19, 2010 A Russian woman needs to eat junkfood and drink 30 cans of Cola a day ever since she came to America. She refuses to say she has an addiction, and according to the epilogue, still drinks more than 24 cans of cola a day.

Season 2: 2011

Ep# Title[3] Airdate Summary
1 Addicted to Corn starch June 5, 2011 The hosts help a woman who's addicted to eating cornstarch in the Season 2 opener. In one week, they'll attempt to break her dangerous compulsion, which has her eating some 3300 calories of cornstarch a day.
2 Addicted to Cheesy Potatoes June 5, 2011 A 34-year-old woman compulsively eats cheesy potatoes. In the end she gets help and stops eating cheesy potatoes. She eats healthier and tries to get fit.
3 Addicted to Tartar Sauce June 12, 2011 A woman who's hooked on tartar sauce, consuming up to 40 gallons a year, gets help.
4 Addicted to Meat June 12, 2011 An extreme carnivore tries to cut back on his meat consumption, which is about 1800 lbs. per year.
5 Addicted to Liquids June 19, 2011 A woman who lives on a strict liquid diet tries to get over her fear of choking while swallowing solid food.
6 Addicted to Maple Syrup June 19, 2011 A man addicted to maple syrup gets help.
7 Addicted to Ice Cream Bars June 26, 2011 A 50-year-old woman is addicted to ice-cream bars, eating up to 40 per day.
8 Addicted to French Fries June 26, 2011 A 29-year-old man will only eat French fries.

References

External links

  • schedule at TLC
  • Shed Media
  • at The Futon Critic
  • Official site
  • Official site
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