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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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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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