TLC orders “Extreme Cheapskates” and more “Long Island Medium”

The U.S. cable net has picked up Cheapskates from Stephen David Entertainment and ordered a second season of the Magilla Entertainment-produced Medium (pictured).
February 24, 2012

TLC has ordered the new series Extreme Cheapskates and a second season of suburban mom-turned-psychic show Long Island Medium (pictured).

Produced by Stephen David Entertainment, Extreme Cheapskates is based on a one-hour special that aired on December 28 and follows people that will do pretty much anything – including reusing toilet paper and eating garbage – to save money. The special attracted 1.6 million viewers. TLC has picked up eight half-hour episodes and is currently in casting for the series.

Meanwhile, the Discovery Communications cable net is bringing back Magilla Entertainment’s Long Island Medium for a second season. The show follows Theresa Caputo, a suburban mom from Long Island, New York as she balances her life as a popular local medium with her family commitments.

The 14 x 30-minute second season premieres on March 25.

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