via press release:
FROM CAT FOOD ADDICTS TO MECHAPHILIACS
TLC’S THIRD SEASON OFSET TO PREMIERE FEBRUARY 12th
LOS ANGLES, CA – TLC once again pulls viewers into the world of people with dangerous and bizarre addictions. In its third seasoncontinues to delve even deeper into the human psyche exploring the odd things that people will do to ease anxieties. Premiering February 12th at 10pm (ET/PT) eight all new episodes have been ordered that will air back to back over four weeks.
To a passerby, Nathanial from Arkansas and Mary from Michigan seem like normal people. But looks can be deceiving, and Nathaniel is a mechaphiliac – a person sexually attracted to his car, a Chevy Monte Carlo that he named Chase. While most people just wax their prized vehicles, Nathaniel takes his on dates and makes love to it. Meanwhile, Mary has an addiction to cat food and eats 900 cat treats a day. She claims cat treats are crunchy and wet food tastes like chicken soup, never realizing how harmful ingesting animal food may be. Can their doctors and loved ones save them from their unhealthy addictions and compulsions?
Nathaniel and Mary are just two of the addicts featured in the new season. Other addictions that will be highlighted are: a woman addicted to her 38KKK breasts despite many health risks, a woman who has been snorting baby powder for over 10 years, a young woman who eats tape and a young woman who drinks five bottles of nail polish a day, just to name a few. Each episode explores how the individual began their habit and why they feel compelled to endanger their lives.
is being produced for TLC by 20 West Productions. Executive Producers are Jason Bolicki and Melissa Cutlip.
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