[06/08/11 - 11:07 AM] TLC Orders New Pilot "High Stakes Sweepers" The one-hour special tells the stories die-hard "sweepers," who spend up to 60 hours per week searching for forms, buying products, and testing their luck in thousands of contests.
SEASON(S): 1 (1 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from TLC's press release, July 2011) HIGH STAKES SWEEPERS is a one- hour special that tells the stories of die-hard "sweepers." They spend up to 60 hours per week searching for forms, buying products and testing their luck in thousands of contests in the hopes of winning anything from a tube of toothpaste to a trip to Italy. They're raiding the supermarkets, taking the kids dumpster-diving for bottle caps and relying on both strategy and superstition to improve their chances. Viewers will enter their world to see how sweeping has affected their lives, check out the thousands of things they've won and be there when the doorbell rings for the next big prize.