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    Next World

    Next World

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    Discovery Channel
    NextWorld is a documentary series that explores the future of technology and science over the next 20 years, with new inventions such as bionic suits, windships, hoverbikes, and somatic sensors.
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    Prototype This

    Prototype This

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    Discovery Channel
    Prototype This turns dream projects into reality on this Discovery Channel series based around designing and creating robots, gadgets, and other things. The 13 episode season one will air October 15, 2008.moreless
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    King of the Nerds

    King of the Nerds

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    TBS
    Hosted by Revenge of The Nerds actors Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong, King Of the Nerds is a reality competition. Watch as 11 nerds compete to be the master of all things nerdy. The prize is $100,000.moreless
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    Sifl & Olly Show

    Sifl & Olly Show

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    YouTube
    The Sifl and Olly Show is a show about 2 sock puppets named Sifl and Olly who run a low-budget TV show out of their apartment. The duo host a variety of segments throughout the show. It's usually referred to as the lowest-rated program to ever air on MTV. Segments include: Calls from the Public - Sifl and Olly would take calls, either with a question or comment; from their fans, landlord, or even Olly's mother. Interview Time - The interviews rarely went without a hitch. Usually Sifl had forgotten to book the star or spent all the money on some lame scheme or product. The interviews then were either substituted with another lesser interviewee or Olly would dress up as the person. Rock Facts - Sifl and Olly would ask a question, either before commercial or during the show pertaining to rock history. The answers were usually made up and non-sensical, but Olly made it clear that Bjork was off limits. Rock! - Pretty much self explanatory, Sifl and Olly would break out in song. Precious Roy - In order to help finance the show, Sifl and Olly would sell merchandice that Precious Roy himself made. Olly would go crazy during his sales-pitch. They would then take calls from people who have already bought the products. The segment would end with Precious Roy making a comment on the item, but due to his loss of senility, he usually says something totally out of the blue. A Moment with Chester - Chester, Sifl and Olly's friend, would come on and do an interview. Letters to Chester - As a follow up to 'A Moment With Chester,' they introduced this new segment. In it, Sifl & Olly read the letters and Chester responded to them. It's Almost the End of the Show - The show usually wrapped up with Sifl and Olly doing a musical number. During the second season of the show, MTV edited down some of the episodes and inserted music videos. During the videos Sifl, Olly, and Chester would pop onto the screen doing some dance or gag. Pretty unproductive. The episodes are titled after the opening scene. If there is none, it's named after the first Chester scenemoreless
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    Some Assembly Required

    Some Assembly Required

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2008)
    Did you ever wonder how a television is put together or what goes into the making of mundane items around the house? Some Assembly Required dives in to take a look at how things are made, from high tech to toothpaste.moreless
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    GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley

    GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley

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    Spike TV
    Get access to the world of videogaming as Geoff Keighley, Amanda MacKay and Daniel Kayser report on the latest in game reviews and previews.
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    Web Soup

    Web Soup

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    G4
    Give them the best, the funniest, the weirdest – and let them make it even better, funnier and zanier. From the producer's of E!'s "The Soup" comes an Internet clip-based spinoff called "Web Soup." Hosted by stand-up comedian and veteran host Chris Hardwick, "Web Soup" skewers Web clips and features themed segments like The Daily Upload, This Week in FAIL and Things You Can't Un-See.moreless
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    Robot Combat League

    Robot Combat League

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    Syfy
    Hosted by former WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, "Robot Combat League", is the next level in robot wars. 12 teams battle an eight-foot tall 1,000 lbs robot. All robots are human like, with arms, legs, and a head. Mark Setrakian, a robotics expert who has worked on several Hollywood films, helped design the robots. Each team will features both a fighter and an engineer. moreless
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    American Inventor

    American Inventor

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    ABC (ended 2007)
    American Inventor is a show about the biggest search ever for America's best new invention. The show sets out to uncover the hottest new product each season and make one struggling inventor's dream come true. With one million dollars at stake, American Inventor celebrates the best in homespun American ingenuity.

    National casting calls were held in six major cities across the country. Thousands of inventors, tinkerers and entrepreneurs of all ages were drawn to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Houston, and Tampa for a shot at turning their dreams into realities. Inventors of all ages presented their most prized inventions, featuring everything from the wacky to the heart warming.

    A panel of expert judges narrows down the initial entries to a group of finalists, who are given $50,000 each to develop their product, refine it and take it to the next level. This is a show that makes the American dream come true for one person -- taking his/her idea, vision and creativity and helping to turn it into a mass produced product that will be in every American home -- but in the end it is up to America to call in and vote on which invention is worthy of the one million dollar prize.

    American Inventor is produced by FremantleMedia North America, Simon Cowell's Syco Television and Peter Jones TV Ltd. Simon Cowell, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Siobhan Greene, Peter Jones and Clay Newbill are executive producers. Dug James and Tabitha Hansen are co-executive producers.moreless
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    Beyond Tomorrow

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    The Science Channel
    Beyond Tomorrow explores innovative new technologies in science and medicine. Each episode describes previous and upcoming inventions that are made to change the way we live and feature segments from the show Mythbusters, a Discovery Channel series.moreless
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    Click

    Click

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    BBC
    Click is the BBC technology series that brings you the latest and greatest technology news stories throughout the week on BBC One, the BBC News Channel and BBC World News. The show began as Click Online, and was hosted by Stephen Cole for it's 295 shows. In 2005 the show was rebranded with new music, titles, and a simpler name; Click. The show now has a narrower focus, with consumer issues and technologies taking the forefront. Host Spencer Kelly brings you the latest news about consumer technology. Learn about breakthroughs in the world of broadband. See stories about cyber crime, and learn what steps you can take to protect yourself from web crimes like hacking, identity theft, and more. See the latest releases from all of your favorite companies like Apple, Sony, and more. Watch the new Microsoft Kinect and new game releases before they hit the shelves. Even learn about electronics recycling, and the waste disposal efforts to try to clean up our consumer culture. Learn about everything technology related, from new releases to techniques and safety, on BBC's Click.moreless
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    Spike Video Game Awards

    Spike Video Game Awards

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    Spike TV
    Spike TV hosts an awards show for all things video game-related. Don't miss all the biggest names in th gaming world, as well as some Hollywood stars and musical performers.
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    Starcade

    Starcade

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    Starcade (ended 1984)
    For those who loved arcade video games, which of course were all the rage in the early 1980's, boy, wasStarcade the game for you. Man, this lost classic was the ultimate paradise for those who loved to while away the hours avoiding Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde; saving the damsel from the fearsome gorilla; or shooting down terrorist aliens as they tried to invade the Earth. Two teams of two players each – usually but not always a father and son – competed. The first two rounds began with the host asking a series of toss-up questions about (what else?) video games. The winner after two correct answers earned that team the right to play a video game. The team could select from a choice of five games featured on that week's show. One of them was the "Mystery Game," which if selected won a bonus prize. A player from each team chose one member to play the selected game. There's where the fun began. The players each had 50 seconds to play the game, scoring as many points as possible. Game play for that team automatically ended after time elapsed or the player lost a life (at which point the game screen flashed Game Over). The points that the player scored on that game were added to his team's score. The leading team after two rounds played the Name the Game Board. Here, the team was shown a screenshot from a video game, and given two possible answers. Getting at least three correct answers won a prize. The third round saw representatives of both teams playing the same game (selected by the trailing team), head-to-head, for 40 seconds, with his/her score added to their team's tally. The high-scoring team at this point advanced to the bonus round ... ... which, appropriately enough, saw the champions play a video game (choosing from one of the two remaining). Here, though, the idea was play the game for 30 seconds, attempting to match or beat the average score set by 20 others who had also played the game for half a minute. Guess what the player won if he bested the scoring average? That's right ... A VIDEO GAME!!! (plus a cache of other prizes, too). Aside from The Price is Right (which, to this day, occassionally has video games as prizes) or Wheel of Fortune (which was in the latter years of the shopping-era), Starcade was unique in offering video games as a prize. Mark Richards hosted epiodes 1-23, and Geoff Edwards took over the remainder of the program. The pilot was hoted by Mike Eurozione. (Note from editor: I am currently unsure of the exact airing dates of any of the episodes. Not even the folks at the official Starcade website could help me out with that. According to them the show ran for over three years but they may have been referring to reruns. I apologize for the lack of airing dates in this guide. I had to put something aproximate just to get the guide functional. Again, these are not the correct times or dates.)moreless
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    Man Made

    Man Made

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    National Geographic
    This show goes inside what it takes to build some of the most amazing man-made creations on Earth.
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    Gotta Know

    Gotta Know

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    Live Well
    Heidi Jones is the host of Gotta Know on the Live Well HD Network where she highlights the latest in gadget and tech issues important to women and the tech-obsessed.
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    E3 Live

    E3 Live

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    E3 Live gives viewers comprehensive, live coverage of the E3 video game conference. Segments feature diverse content from around the expo floor, including panels, interviews, demonstrations, contests, and the unveiling of several new video game trailers. E3 is one of the largest gaming conventions held anywhere on Earth; this conference draws gaming and technology enthusiasts from all over the world. Viewers who couldn't make it in person can enjoy the next best thing by viewing segments from E3 Live. Content includes the world premiere of the trailer for Gran Turismo 5, hands-on demonstrations of Madden '11 and F.E.A.R, the trailer for Rock Band 3, and the Goldeneye 007 Floor Report. Viewers also have access to a variety of segments from the 2009 E3 convention, including a "best of show" retrospective and a compilation segment focusing on the most impressive technical gaming achievements in 2009. E3 live is essential viewing for all video game aficionados who weren't able to attend the convention in person!moreless
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    The 5ive

    The 5ive

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    BET (ended 2007)
    Want to be in the know? Tune into the BET Network's The 5ive and hear about the five hottest things you need know about like new videogames, websites, artists, events and more.moreless
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    Invention USA

    Invention USA

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    The History Channel
    Tech and science experts, Riechart Von Wolfshield and Garrett Lisi travel across America to find the next great inventors.
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    Online Nation

    Online Nation

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    The CW (ended 2007)
    Ever wish you didn't have to spend hours on the internet, searching for one gem of a two-minute video? Starting now, The CW will do the work for you and broadcast the best user-submitted entertainment the Web has to offer!moreless
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    Motor City Motors

    Motor City Motors

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    Discovery Channel
    James and Dave Kaye are the founders of Detroit Bros. Custom, where they push the limits to create one of a kind custom vehicles. Discovery follows theses creators as they take on the challenge of automotive engineering.moreless
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