December 31, 2013 8:00am PT by Kimberly Nordyke
'My Strange Addiction': Woman Can't Stop Eating Mattresses (Exclusive Video)
TLC's My Strange Addition returns Wednesday with an episode featuring a woman who can't stop eating mattresses.
Jennifer, 26, has been addicted to eating mattresses for more than 20 years and has consumed eight beds in that time. Her family, meanwhile, is worried that her habit could be killing her. Watch a sneak peak, which is exclusive to The Hollywood Reporter, above.
Each episode of the series follow a range of shocking behaviors, their origins and potential life-saving cures. The fifth season kicks off with a one-hour special at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, that centers on three people who will do whatever it takes to become a "living doll," including embarking on obsessive diets, wearing uncomfortably tight corsets and eye-enlarging contact lens and undergoing radical plastic surgery procedures.
Two new back-to-back episodes will follow that center on Jennifer the mattress eater as well as Nicole, who is addicted to Pony Play, a form of costumed role play that finds her suiting up in a mask, hoofs and bit to gallop around a stable and roll in the hay nearly every day; Heather, a single mother of two who has been addicted to drinking paint for nearly three years and has drunk more than two gallons in that time; and more.
Starting Jan. 8, the series will air at 10 p.m. Wednesdays.