TLC today announced that is has ordered a new series, EXTREME CHEAPSKATES, continuing the network's exploration of people who go to remarkable lengths to save money for themselves and their families. Eight half-hour episodes have been ordered, and is currently casting (tlc.com/casting) individuals who look for creative ways to cut costs by any means necessary. It is expected to air later this summer.
EXTREME CHEAPSKATES premiered as a one-hour special on December 28, and was watched by 1.6 million people, and became a top trending topic on Twitter. In the special, four individuals were profiled, each of whom stopped at nothing to spend nothing - including eating food destined for the trash and even reusing toilet wipes. Clips from the special can be found at http://tlc.com/videos/extreme-cheapskates-videos/.
EXTREME CHEAPSKATES is produced for TLC by Stephen David Entertainment.
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A look at the most outrageous penny-pinching people around.
Hitting the road- the cheap way, from cooking breakfast on car engines to making their own boots, the penny-pinchers have a money saving method for anything vacation can throw at them.
Diving for Dollars 03x11
A couple are trying to save for their wedding by dumpster diving for decorations. A bartender looks for an apartment for rent and refuses to spend on pricey rent.
Feast or Famine 03x10
Cooking instructor Ron Maestri shows us how to cook for lobster taste on a tunafish budget. Rocker Goldy Locks converted an abandoned hospital into her home, for just the fraction of the price.
The Grass Is Always Cheaper 03x09
Jamie’s entire garden is made up solely of silk flowers. Now, she aims to replace her whole lawn with artificial grass, to eliminate her landscaping bill. Justin tries to land a job in sales, where he promises to save his employer tons of dough.
Nobody Pays Retail 03x08
A woman wants to take clothing from deceased relatives.
Pool Rules: No Spending 03x07
A woman uses the exercise equipment in the sporting goods store instead of going to a gym.
Father Knows Debt 03x06
Raul Pinto looks through vacuum canisters at the car wash hoping to find some spare parts.
Cheap Hair Day 03x05
Kelley saves money by insulating her entire house with plastic. Now she’s bringing her Pilates studio into the home to save $800 a month. Pelin cuts hair and costs at her salon and must find cheap bridal party products to trim her budget.
Home is Where the Cart Is 03x04
Flight attendant Steffanie takes her boyfriend to the Unclaimed Baggage Center in hopes of pushing their relationship to the next level. Professional doorman RJ Andrews has no fixed address, but lives rent-free by house sitting 365 days a year.