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February 23, 2012

Contact - Dustin Smith
Vice President, Communications




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 ( 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


EXTREME CHEAPSKATES is produced for TLC by Stephen David Entertainment.


About TLC

TLC is a global brand that celebrates extraordinary people and relatable life moments through innovative nonfiction programming. A top 10 cable network in key female demos, TLC has built successful franchises around the Cake Boss and Say Yes to the Dress brands. In 2011, TLC had 28 series averaging 1.0 million P2+ viewers or more including Sister Wives, My Strange Addiction, Extreme Couponing, Toddlers & Tiaras, NY Ink, 19 Kids and Counting, and What Not To Wear.


TLC is available in more than 99 million homes in the US and 75 million households in 34 countries internationally. A destination online, offers in-depth fan sites, exclusive video content, and original editorial covering style, home, food, and more. Fans can also interact with TLC via On Demand services, on mobile platforms, including an iPhone App, and through social media such as Facebook or @TLC on Twitter. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA,DISCB, DISCK), the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 210 countries and territories.