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.