Dr. Pimple Popper Set To Star In New Reality Series On TLC

An upcoming TLC reality series will appeal to the millions of people obsessed with popping pimples. Yes, we said millions.

Dr. Sandra Lee, aka Dr. Pimple Popper, will bring her digital videos to TV this summer. Fans will get to see her meticulous squeezing and popping skills in action in an hour-long show; the number of episodes has yet to be confirmed. 

The doctor already has a huge following on social media, with 3.4 million YouTube subscribers and 2.6 million Instagram followers. And, according to The Wrap, 1.2 million viewers watched TLC's Dr. Pimple Popper special in January. TLC said the reality series will be similar, with viewers seeing the famed dermatologist "poke, prod and squeeze in order to resolve some unusual cases, as well as transform the lives of her patients in the process." 

Dr. Pimple Popper Dr. Sandra Lee, aka Dr. Pimple Popper, is set to star in a pimple popping reality series for TLC. Here, Lee is pictured attending The 9th Annual Shorty Awards at PlayStation Theater on April 23, 2017 in New York City. Getty Images

Of her videos, Lee told Mental Floss, "Usually, people are either really obsessed with it. And then there's the opposite, people who cannot even stand it." For Lee, pimple popping is satisfying for multiple reasons. "Either it relaxes you, decreases your anxiety as you feel a sense of completeness. It gets rid of your compulsions. It’s like something is not there anymore that isn't supposed to be there."

The TLC show will offer fans of Lee's videos the opportunity to be cast on her show. The network said they're interested in hearing "your story and possibly have Dr. Lee help change your life." According to the casting listing, TLC is extending the offer to sufferers of severe blackheads or acne, an undiagnosed skin condition, lipoma or a cyst. If you're interested, submit a picture of yourself and the problem you're interested in solving, as well as a brief description of how it has affected you.

In the meantime, the Dr. Pimple Popper special and episodes from Dr. Pimple Popper: This Is Zit are currently available to view on the TLC Go app.

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