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    Judge Mathis

    Judge Mathis

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    The CW
    Judge Mathis is entertaining Court TV inspired by the troubled childhood of the judge of the same name. Judge Greg Mathis leads the court for an hour long session. Cases in the court are anything but dull. The litigants in each case are typically comical in their own right each with a lengthy story to tell. But Judge Mathis holds his own against the revolving guests, as he can always be counted on to offer a witty statement or instigation from the bench. And his two cents is constantly appreciated by the viewers and the spectators of the court. Lately the television judges of today are straying further from the 'stern-faced' no nonsense judges of the past and the intimidation role of such persons like Judge Judy. Instead, it looks as if the judge of today aims to display this "I want to be your friend" sort of demeanor – which often comes across as strained or scripted. But not with Mathis. When Judge Mathis laughs it up from his post on the bench, or heckles a litigant that was caught cheating on his girlfriend – it doesn't seem scripted, but downright genuine. Mathis seems to gather just as much amusement listening to the stories from his ruling position as the viewers gather from their posts at home. Of course, Judge Mathis isn't based upon an entire platform of humor. Present is the sporadic second of blatant seriousness. No times for laughs, but time for the spotlight to shine as Greg Mathis addresses a courtroom guest about straightening up their life. For importance adds his 'been-there-done-that' point of view about how life on the streets, drugs, and 'thuggin' will get you nowhere but in prison, or dead. The moment of unsmiling monologue is easy to digest – Mathis never goes over the top, he keeps it short and like a flash he moves on and the ho-hum 'scared straight' moment is lifted. Judge Mathis is 60 minutes of entertainment. Underrated against other shows of its genre, it remains a highly favored show among staunch fans. But the show doesn't go completely unnoticed. In 2004 and 2005, Judge Mathis was nominated for a NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding TV News, Talk or Information Series or Special.moreless
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    Behind The Music

    Behind The Music

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    VH1
    "Behind The Music" chronicles the personal lives of many of the most popular musical acts of the rock era, and occasionally strays into related subjects, such as Woodstock, Hair and radio pioneer Alan Freed, as well as 'year' episodes, which tell the events and issues of certain years through the music of the time. The series was born following the success of a VH1 documentary about heroin abuse. The producers strictly follow a policy of having complete cooperation from their subjects, even when delving into embarrassing issues, which prevents the show from falling into the pitfall of tabloid sleaze. They hunt down possible interviewees, sometimes using detectives, and ask direct, probing questions, which prompt revealing, and brutally honest (we hope) responses. Nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series for four consecutive years, BTM has established a rigid formula. We explore humble beginnings, meteoric rises, major setbacks, personal struggles, crippling vices, devasting falls, and climaxes that include revivals, deaths, and career changes. Unfortunately (for us), success has crept in. As BTM became VH1's top-rated show, it also has become a vehicle for commercialism. In 2000, the market was flooded with BTM books, CD's, and videos, and the recording industry started to realise the direct influence the show has on music sales. Vanilla Ice reportedly sold four times more albums after his episode aired, and many back catalogue sales have increased. So the later episodes have veered away from the 'classic' artists, and feature trendy, marketable newer acts. Hence, there sometimes is precious little drama to the artists' stories, and the series has turned rather uneven. Still, there is an occasional worthy tale, though VH1 produces only three or four new episodes per season these days. It's sister show, "VH1's Storytellers", has also been revived .moreless
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    Mermaids: The Body Found

    Mermaids: The Body Found

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    Animal Planet
    In the early 1990's, the United States Navy began a series of covert sonar tests that were linked to mass die-offs of whales washing up on beaches around the world. These beachings were well-publicized, but startling amateur video and photographic evidence - much of it never released until now - suggests that whales were not the only creatures affected by the Navy's sonar. In 1997, scientists monitoring underwater microphones recorded a mysterious sound deep in the Pacific Ocean, a sound from an unidentified creature unlike any other animal recorded. What made that sound, dubbed "The Bloop," has remained one of the greatest mysteries of the oceans, until now... as Animal Planet presents the CGI, two-hour special Mermaids: The Body Found.moreless
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    Storm Chasers

    Storm Chasers

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2011)
    Season 1 follows Sean Casey as he tries to get IMAX film footage of tornadoes. Season 2 added Reed Timmer who tries to get film footage of tornadoes while getting as close to them as possible.moreless
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    City Confidential

    City Confidential

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    A&E (ended 2005)
    Tour the city; meet the people; hear the stories; feel the impact. Every city has a tale to tell--stories that uniquely reflect its essence. Each week CITY CONFIDENTIAL® goes deep into the heart of a city, no matter how small or large, and explores in-depth, the mysterious, the bizarre, funny and human elements inherent in each region. CITY CONFIDENTIAL® reveals fascinating characters, places and stories that are anything but ordinary. With its lush cinematography, and its insightful interviews and reporting, CITY CONFIDENTIAL® gets to the heart of the story. Oscar-nominated Paul Winfield's exceptional narration adds a distinct element that gives viewers a profile of the rich history that exists behind, and beneath, every city. This is a true-life documentary series with an attitude.moreless
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    The FBI Files

    The FBI Files

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2006)
    Through re-enactments of high profile cases involving the FBI, the show reveals how agents solve these crimes behind the scene. The show producers work with FBI special agents and examiners in high tech crime labs to portrait each case accurately. You will learn how the FBI protects the lives of Americans and brings the most notorious criminals to justice. The FBI was originally established to address crime that covered cities, counties, and spread across state lines. The country needed a federal law-enforcement entity to do those investigations. And over the years, as the country has grown and as the world, by the same token, has grown smaller, the FBI’s mission has changed to meet the various threats. The show is hosted by James Kallstrom, the former director in charge of the FBI's New York office. Along with The New Detectives, the FBI File is one of Discovery Channel's highest rated series. The FBI Files is also available on international televisions. Globally, key outlets include RTL 2 in Germany, Channel 5 in the UK, TVDanmark, and the Discovery Channel in the UK, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Selected regional showtime: Discovery Channel (U.S.): weekdays at 3PM EST / PST Discovery Asia: Friday at 11PM Discovery Australia: Wednesday at 7:30PM AESTmoreless
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    American Gangster

    American Gangster

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    BET
    Narrated by acclaimed African-American actor Ving Rhames (Out Of Sight, Pulp Fiction), this series will examine the personalities of some of Black America's most notorious criminals as well as their impact on the communities in which they gained their infamy. Through photographs, interviews and archival footage, the series will explore the rises and falls of some of the most dangerous criminals in recent history.moreless
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    Horsepower

    Horsepower

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    Spike TV
    Horsepower is a Spike TV original series, presented as part of Powerblock, the show written by gear heads for gear heads. In Horsepower, modern secrets for getting the most out of your machine are revealed by industry experts and top mechanic professionals, shedding some light on what makes the hottest new rides so hot. The series is hosted by Joe Elmore and Mike Galley, two car-obsessed rev heads who introduce the latest and greatest gear from GM, Ford, and Mopar and share tips and tricks on how to maximize your own street machine. Some segments find Joe and Mike in the shop, working on a slick new whip and showing you the bolt-on mods that make them fly. In other segments, Joe and Mike hit the road, tracking down the best underground street races America has to offer and checking out the winning machines. Horsepower is a must-watch series for car fans, full of information on how to get the most power out of your ride.moreless
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    Sport Science

    Sport Science

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    FOX Sports (ended 2008)
    Science meets sports in this informative documentary series. Created by the masterminds behind National Geographic's Flight Science, this Fox Sports Network project tests established athletic theories and theories using advanced technology.moreless
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    Dark Matters: Twisted But True

    Dark Matters: Twisted But True

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    The Science Channel
    John Noble hosts and explores some of history's strangest and most controversial scientific experiments that have ever been tried.
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    FBI: Criminal Pursuit

    FBI: Criminal Pursuit

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    Investigation Discovery
    This eight-part mini-series showcases FBI agents in pursuit of the most difficult cases -- from arsonists to terrorists -- and how technology plays a role in solving these crimes.
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    Who Do You Think You Are? (UK)

    Who Do You Think You Are? (UK)

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    BBC
    Who Do You Think You Are? is a UK Genealogy show, exploring the family trees of well-known public figures. Each week a famous face traces their family roots and travel across the world in search of answers.moreless
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    Imagination Movers

    Imagination Movers

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    Disney Channel
    Playhouse Disney has begun production on a new preschool series called Imagination Movers, featuring the New Orleans-based music group of the same name. The series will focus on encouraging young viewers to utilize creative problem solving skills.moreless
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    Independent Lens

    Independent Lens

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    PBS
    Celebrate independent films with this Emmy award-winning PBS series. Each week spotlights new documentaries, dramas, shorts and other cinematic artistry by different filmmaking visionaries.
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    Digging for the Truth

    Digging for the Truth

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    The History Channel
    Digging for the Truth explores some of the world's greatest archaeological mysteries, from the Pyramids of Egypt to the Lost Ark of the Covenant, from the Holy Grail to King Solomon's Gold. Hosted by adventurer and survival expert Josh Bernstein. Shot in High Definition for The History Channel.moreless
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    Everest: Beyond the Limit

    Everest: Beyond the Limit

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2009)
    In April and May 2006, eleven determined climbers from all over the world, and one veteran guide, took to the world's tallest peak in an attempt to reach the summit. Partially filmed with cameras mounted to Sherpas' helmets, and two camerapersons who also summited with high-altitude cameras, this six-part production offers an amazing, unflinching look at this incredible expedition through a zeroing in on the experiences of six of the climbers. Packed with plenty of edge-of-your seat intensity and footage with perspectives never before seen, this series is a must-see for HD television fanatics. Broadcast History: Season One – Tuesdays at 10:00 pm Season Two – Tuesdays at 10:00 pm followed by the companion show Everest: After the Climb at 11:00 pm Season Three – Sunday 12/27/2009 8-11:00 pm episodes one-three, Wednesday 12/30/2009 9-11:00 pm episodes four and five (all times E/P)moreless
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    Unusual Suspects

    Unusual Suspects

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    Investigation Discovery
    Some of the most challenging cases are presented in modern-day America.
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    Room 401

    Room 401

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    MTV - Music Television
    MTV brings you a new reality show from Punk’d creators Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg that catches people’s reactions as they are presented with a spooky world of illusion and supernatural experiences.moreless
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    Sightings

    Sightings

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    FOX (ended 1997)
    This investigative show takes a look into dramatic stories of the paranormal. Sightings reporters investigate claims of strange and unexplained phenomena -- everything from UFOs to ESP. If it's spooky, weird, or just plain haunted, you can peer behind the dark curtain of the unknown right here.moreless
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    The Naked Underground

    The Naked Underground

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    The History Channel
    The Naked Underground is a documentary TV and web series developed by the History Channel that offers a chance to take a peek underneath the prevailing figures and ideas most people learn about different cultures in the world. Don Wildman, host of Naked Underground’s parent show, “Cities of the Underworld”, investigates and learns about the not-so known facts of topics such as the often forgotten Japanese female Samurais, the shrieking cries of the Celtic Banshees, and the first capital of the United States – New York. The Naked Underground deals with historical fact – the Westminster Burial Ground, which had been the most popular place to get a corpse for a few bucks – to the urban legends – the Founding Father’s Death Wish, which is a myth about how all 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence died shortly after their John Hancock graced the pages. These short little journeys into the underbellies of the cultural underground often an amusing and captivating look at some of those lesser-known facts.moreless
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