EXCLUSIVE: Reality powerhouse A&E has teamed with Ryan Seacrest and top British self-help guru Paul McKenna for a new reality project, tentatively titled The Incurables. I hear the cable network, home of such docu series about afflictions as Intervention, Obsessed and Hoarders, has ordered a pilot for The Incurables, which will offer a look into the lives of ordinary people on the verge of a personal crisis over their irrational behavior.
Each 60-minute episode would feature McKenna trying to help two ‘incurable’ people with different psychological and/or physical conditions using his transformation techniques. Examples include the uncontrollable shouting and bizarre facial tics of a man suffering from Tourettes Syndrome and the shocking sight of a woman pulling out and eating her own hair (Tricotilla Mania). Ryan Seacrest Prods. and McKenna Media are producing, with Intervention executive producer Mettler, Seacrest and Paul Mckenna executive producing.