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    The Chew

    The Chew

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    ABC
    The Chew will focus on food from every regard - as a source of health, happiness, family, friendship, fitness, romance, weight loss, travel and adventure. Viewers will get the dish on anything everything related to food. It will focus on new food trends, pesticides in food and urban gardens. Hosts include Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Michael Symon and Daphne Oz.moreless
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    Home Improvement

    Home Improvement

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    ABC (ended 1999)
    Home Improvement is a sitcom about Tim Taylor, the accident prone host of a Detroit, Michigan television program about tools, who raises his dysfunctional family. Main Characters: Dr. Timothy "Tim" 'The Tool Man' Taylor is the accident prone host of Tool Time who teases his co-host Al. Jillian "Jill" Taylor is Tim's wife who wants to be a psychiatrist. Dr. Wilson Wilson, Jr. is the Taylors' strange neighbor who enjoys learning about other cultures and never shows his entire face. Albert "Al" Borland is Tim's flannel-wearing co-host. Heidi Keppert is the attractive Tool Time girl from season three through season eight, who is married with one child. Bradley "Brad" Michael Taylor is the Taylors' eldest son who is hoping for a soccer scholarship. Randall "Randy" William Taylor is the Taylors' middle child who is off at an environmental research study in Costa Rica. Mark Taylor is the youngest son who is frequently tortured by his older brothers. Tool Time: Tim's show themed around tools and cars. Tool Time aired between 1989 and 1999 with host Tim Taylor, assistant Al Borland and Toolgirl Heidi Keppert. Tool Time airs on Channel 112 every day @ 4:30. Tool Time can be seen on Channel 97 everyday @ 3:00 in Alpena,MI. Tool Time can be seen nationally via Comcast satellites! El Tiempo del instrumento se puede ver los sábados en 4:30 en el canal 97 Runtime: 30 min (204 episodes, 8 years) Glenview Road: The Taylors' and Wilson's street. Recurring Characters: Marty and Jeff Taylor are Tim's brothers. Lucille Taylor is his mother. Nancy is Marty's ex-wife. Claire and Gracie Taylor are Marty's twin daughters. Lisa is the attractive Tool Time girl in seasons one and two. Bud Harper is Tim's boss. Tim's friends include Harry, Benny Baroni, Eddie McCormack, and Felix Myman. Delores is Harry's wife. Marie Morton is the Taylors' neighbor and Jill's friend. Carrie is Jill's sister. Jill's other friends include Patty, Marge, and Karen. Lillian Patterson is Jill's mother. Willow Wilson is Wilson's niece. Dr. Ilene Markham is Al's girlfriend in seasons three through six. Trudy Borland is Al's girlfriend and wife in season eight. Jennifer Sudarsky is Brad's girlfriend in seasons one and two. Angela is Brad's girlfriend in seasons five and six. Jason is Brad's friend. Ronny is Mark's friend. Lauren is Randy's girlfriend in seasons six through eight. Rock Lannigan, Pete Bilker, and Dwayne Hoover are all construction workers for K&B Construction and frequent guests on Tool Time. Milton is a construction worker and frequent Tool Time guest. George "Sparky" Henderson is a mechanic and another frequent Tool Time guest. Antonio is a waiter at a restaurant frequently visited by the Taylors. Home Improvement Rating History •1991-92: Ranked 5th among All TV Programs (4th among non-news programs), First Season. •1992-93: Ranked 3rd among All TV Programs (2nd among non-news programs), Second Season. •1993-94: The #1 Non-News Program in the Nation, 2nd only to "60 Minutes", Third Season. •1994-95: Ranked 3rd among all TV Programs, Fourth Season. •1995-96: Ranked 7th among all TV programs, 5th-highest sitcom, Fifth Season. •1996-97: Ranked 9th among all TV programs, 7th-highest sitcom, Sixth Season. •1997-98: Ranked 11th among all TV programs, 6th-highest sitcom, Seventh Season. •1998-99; Ranked 10th among all TV programs, 5th-highest sitcom, 8th & Final Season. ABC Broadcast History •September 1991-August 1992---Tuesdays-8:30 p.m. •August 1992-September 1994---Wednesdays-9:00 p.m. •March 1994-May 1994---Wednesdays-8:00 p.m. •September 1994-May 1999---Tuesdays 9:00 p.m. Trivia for Home Improvement •The "Tool Time" audience is "Home Improvement"'s actual live studio audience. •While taping some episodes of Tool Time, Tim sometimes asks an unseen character Klaus to play music for Tool Time segments. Klaus Landsberg worked in the sound department on "Home Improvement". •Colleges and universities in Michigan sent star 'Allen, Tim' sweaters and T-shirts to wear on the air, and he did. •The name Binford Tools, the company that sponsor's the Tool Time show, is named after an anthropologist who made several new discoveries regarding stone age and tools. •There is a running gag regarding the Taylor's neighbor, Wilson; his face is always concealed from about the nose down. In most episodes, Wilson was being shot from behind a fence, but in later episodes where he got out more often, camera shots, actor movements, and prop placements were carefully orchestrated so that his full face was not revealed. In fact, during all the curtain calls for the show (except the series finale curtain call, where his entire face was shown), actor Earl Hindman, who played Wilson, would bring a miniature picket fence to hold in front of his face so that it would remain hidden from view. •The character Wilson is based on Tim Allen's childhood memories where he was too short to see over a fence, and was therefore unable to see his neighbor. •Originally, actress Frances Fisher was cast as Jill Taylor but was replaced with Patricia Richardson 4 days before the pilot episode was taped. •Richard Karn's wife, Tudi Roche, would occasionally make appearances on the show as Jill's sister Carrie. •The full names of the older two Taylor boys were Bradley Michael Taylor and Randall William Taylor. (Mark's full name isn't mentioned during the series.) •The label "WLS" was frequently used to cover up real corporate logos. WLS is the Chicago affiliate of ABC. •While meeting with Bud Harper, Tim is told "...Heidi tested better than Santa Claus." Tim Allen played Santa Claus in Santa Clause, The (1994). •As a running gag, whenever Tim enters the basement, he always bangs his head on a large pipe hanging overhead. •The character 'Tim Taylor' was ranked #20 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue). Awards and Nominations •Won the 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, and 1992 ASCAP Award for Top TV Series (Dan Foliart) •Won the 1999, 1998 and 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Comedy Series (Donald A. Morgan - "Mark's Big Break" (1999) and "A Night To Dismember" (1998)) and nominated for the same award in 1997 (I Was A Teenage Taylor). •Won the 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, and 1992 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Comedy Series (Donald A. Morgan - "Room Without a View" (1996), "My Dinner With Wilson" (1995), "Twas the Blight" (1994), "Bye Bye Birdie" (1993), and "Luck Be A Taylor Tonight" (1992)) •Nominated for the 1999 Emmy Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics (Dan Foliart songs, "We've Got It All") •Nominated for the 1999, 1998, and 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special ("Love's Labor Lost, Part 1" (1999), "A Night To Dismember" (1998), and "Wilson's World" (1997)) •Nominated for the 1996, 1995, and 1994 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special ("A Taylor Runs Through It" (1996), "Don't Tell Momma" (1995), and "5th Anniversary Show" (1994)) •Nominated for the 1999, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1994, and 1993 Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a Series ("The Long And Winding Road, Part 3" (1999) and "A Night To Dismember" (1998), "The Longest Day" (1996), "Tool Time After Dark" (1995), "5th Anniversary Show" (1994), and "Rites and Wrongs of Passage" (1993)) •Nominated for the 1998, 1997, 1996, and 1994 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Patricia Richardson) •Nominated for the 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, and 1992 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production (Roger Berger (1994-1996), Alex Gimenex (1992-1993) Marco Zappia - "The Longest Day" (1996), "Don't Tell Momma" (1995), "It Was the Best of Tim's it Was the Worst of Tim's" (1994), "Build or not to Build" (1993), and "Stereo Typical" (1992)) •Nominated for the 1995, 1993, and 1992 Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series (Gayle S. Maffeo and John Pasquin (1992-1993)) •Nominated for the 1993 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Tim Allen) •Nominated for the 1997, 1996, 1994, and 1993 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (Tim Allen) and Tim Allen won the same award in 1995 •Nominated for the 1995 and 1994 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (Patricia Richardson) •Nominated for the 1995 and 1994 Golden Globe Award for Best TV-Series - Comedy/Musical •Nominated for the 1998 Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical (Tim Allen) •Won the 1999 TV Guide Award for Favourite Actor in a Comedy (Tim Allen) •Nominated for the 2000 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Supporting Young Actress (Courtney Peldon) and for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Young Performer Age Ten or Under (Ashley Trefger and Lindsey Trefger) •Won the 1999 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Guest Starring Young Actress (Ashley Trefger and Lindsey Trefger) and for Best Performance in a TV Drama or Comedy Series - Leading Young Actor (Zachery Ty Bryan) •Nominated for the 1999 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Guest Starring Young Actress (Courtney Peldon) and for the 1999 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Drama or Comedy Series - Leading Young Actor (Taran Noah Smith) •Won the 1997 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Comedy: Guest Starring Young Performer (Courtney Peldon) •Won the 1996 Young Artist Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress: Guest Starring Role TV Series (Kimberly Cullum) •Won the 1995 and 1993 Michael Landon Award •Won the 1994 Young Artist Award for Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series (Zachery Ty Bryan, Taran Noah Smith, and Jonathan Taylor Thomas) •Nominated for the 1993 Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Starring in a Television Series (Zachery Ty Bryan and Jonathan Taylor Thomas), for the 1993 Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Recurring in a Television Series (Jessica Wesson), and for the 1993 Young Artist Award for Outstanding Actor under 10 in a Television Series (Taran Noah Smith) •Won the 1992 Young Artist Award for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor under Ten (Taran Noah Smith) •Nominated for the 1992 Young Artist Award for Best New Family Television Series •Won the 1999 YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy TV Series (Zachery Ty Bryan) •Nominated for the 1998 and 1997 Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy TV Series (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) Home Improvement is now airing in syndication. Check your local listings! In Memory of Earl Hindman (1942-2003)moreless
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    Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

    Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

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    ABC (ended 2012)
    In a race against time on a project that would ordinarily take months to achieve, a team of designers, hundreds of workmen and even the neighbours, have just seven days to completely renovate an entire house - every single room, plus the exterior and landscaping for a deserving family nominated by friends and family.moreless
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    Extreme Makeover

    Extreme Makeover

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    ABC (ended 2007)
    Extreme Makeover follows the stories of the lucky individuals who are chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be given a truly "Cinderella-like" experience: a real life fairy tale in which their wishes come true, not just by changing their looks, but their lives and destinies. This magic is conjured through the skills of an "Extreme Team," including the nation's top plastic surgeons, eye surgeons and cosmetic dentists, along with a talented team of hair and makeup artists, stylists, and personal trainers, led by an on-camera Extreme Makeover expert. This season will feature more "news you can use" tips about fashion, hair and makeup for the home viewers also, so they, too, can experience a little bit of the show's magic. Each self-contained episode features two people, seen first in their "before" phase, then as they undergo their various procedures, and finally, in a climactic unveiling - the "after" -when the candidates reveal their new selves to their families and friends.moreless
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    Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

    Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

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    ABC (ended 2011)
    Impassioned chef Jamie Oliver is determined to take on the high statistics of obesity, heart disease and diabetes in the United States. By talking to people in their communities, Oliver will attempt to show people the incredible rewards or cooking for themselves and the people they love. Oliver invites viewers to take a stand and change the way they eat.moreless
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    Extreme Weight Loss

    Extreme Weight Loss

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    ABC's latest unscripted project is from the forces behind The Biggest Loser. The goal for each contestant will be to lose 50% of their body fat.
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    Hopkins

    Hopkins

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    Baltimore's John Hopkins Hospital is the setting for this documentary series that spotlights real-life drama inside a high-pressure hospital.
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    In the Motherhood

    In the Motherhood

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    ABC (ended 2009)
    Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace") and Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") star as single mothers coping with juggling their kids, their careers, and the men in their lives in this ABC half-hour sitcom. The show is based on the 2007 web series of the same name, where real mothers submitted their stories of raising children, which served as inspirations for storylines in the show. This series was cut from 13 episodes to just 6 for it's first season.moreless
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    Boston Med

    Boston Med

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    Filmed over four months at Massachusetts General, Brigham and Women's, and Children's Hospital Boston, go inside the daily lives of the doctors, nurses and patients there.
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    MDs

    MDs

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    ABC (ended 2002)
    It's the hospital greens vs. the corporate grays when two iconoclastic doctors fight the HMO and hospital brass. Set in a fictional San Francisco hospital, Mission General, MDs highlights the lives and dedication of a few good doctors who find themselves battling a heartless health care system obsessed with the bottom line. Dr. Robert Dalgety (John Hannah) and Dr. Bruce Kellerman (William Fichtner) are two renegade surgeons ¡ª subversive, witty and irrepressible ¡ª working together in a mega-sized, mega-frugal, aging HMO. They buck the system any way they can, even admitting an uninsured woman as a corpse so they can do her surgery under the guise of performing an autopsy. Dr. Kellerman, is head of cardio-thoracic surgery; he knows the system and isn't afraid to play it to benefit his patients. The divorced Dr. Kellerman is in a custody dispute with his wife over their young son. The rogueish Dalgety is a war-trained trauma specialist who shares Kellerman's disdain for the system. Leslie Stefanson portrays the new administrator, Shelly Pangborn. She's confident and enthusiastic, but she's a former theme park manager ¡ª and gets sick at the sight of the sickly ¡ª so her struggle for respect is an uphill battle. Aunjanue Ellis portrays by-the-book attending physician Dr. Quinn Joyner, whom Kellerman secretly admires ¡ª and lusts after. Jane Lynch is Nurse "Doctor" Poole, an uptight nurse with a Ph. D. in management whose main concern is profit. Robert Joy portrays assistant administrator Frank Coones. He simultaneously sucks up to Pangborn, while distributing topless photos of her throughout the hospital. Michaela Conlin portrays sensitive, naive intern Dr. Maggie Yang. She becomes a natural, but nervous, ally of Kellerman and Dalgety. Created and written by Gary Tieche, who executive-produces along with Marc Platt and Rení—chevarria.moreless
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    Cashmere Mafia

    Cashmere Mafia

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    ABC (ended 2008)
    Sex and the City creator Darren Star is back to New York in this new dramedy pilot, about four female executives, friends since college, who support one another through the trials and tribulations of work, family, and everything else life in New York City throws at them.

    The Break-Up Peyton Reed directed this drama pilot. Maid in Manhattan writer Kevin Wade wrote the pilot and is the executive produce alongside Star, Gail Katz and Star's producing partner Suzie Fitzgerald.

    Kitchen Confidential's Bonnie Sommerville is set to join Ugly Betty's Lucy Liu, War of the Worlds Miranda Otto and The Importance of Being Earnest Frances O'Connor as the main four successful female executives on this drama series. Bonnie plays Caitlin Dowd, a senior VP for a cosmetic giant. Otto was originally cast as the cosmetics giant but has moved to a different part, Juliet Draper, the COO of a hotel chain. Meanwhile, Lucy Liu was booked as Dylan Mason, one of the quartet. Charmed Julian Ovenden plays Eric Burden, the husband of Zoe Burden played by Frances O'Connor. O'Connor's character is a top investment banker who is struggling to balance her roles as mother, wife and Wall Street whiz.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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    Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: How'd They Do That?

    Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: How'd They Do That?

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    ABC (ended 2005)
    In this series, the producers from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition literally open every door to show how Ty Pennington and his team of designers, workers, and contractors are able to change the lives of deserving families as they rebuild the entire interior and exterior of a run-down house in just seven days. Each episode features behind-the-scenes footage and information from the original Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that aired the day prior. Broadcast History... January 10, 2005 - May 23, 2005 / Monday 8:00PM On its initial Monday telecast, when it aired as a special, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: How'd They Do That? generated ABC's highest Adult 18-49 rating in the time period during the television season on a night with Monday Night Football in nearly three years - since 11/26/01.moreless
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    Shaq's Big Challenge

    Shaq's Big Challenge

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    ABC (ended 2007)
    NBA superstar, father, and role model to millions Shaquille O'Neal embarks on a quest to wipe out childhood obesity and get America's kids on a healthy track. Shaq and his team of experts will put six young Florida middle school students through a physically and emotionally challenging program aimed at getting them into shape by teaching them healthy living skills. Shaq's mission doesn't end with these six children. He hopes to implement his health and fitness plan at all the local schools with the goal of the state of Florida eventually adopting the plan for all schools.moreless
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    Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist

    Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist

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    Fans of Michael J. Fox won't want to miss this ABC special which follows the personality around the globe in search of hope and optimism. Mr. Fox will journey to Bhutan, and attend President Obama's inauguration, in addition to meeting with doctors and scientists to better understand the emotion of optimism.moreless
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    ABC Funfit

    ABC Funfit

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    ABC (ended 1985)
    Mary Lou Retton, an Olympic Champion, worked with children in choreographed physical activities.
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    ABC's The Lookout

    ABC's The Lookout

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    Good Afternoon America

    Good Afternoon America

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    Good Afternoon America was hosted by Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer. The show focused on pop culture, entertainment, health and lifestyle segments as well as having musical performances. GAA ran for 9 weeks during the summer of 2012.moreless
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    Miss America Pageant

    Miss America Pageant

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    The most beautiful women in America face-off in this famous contest that rewards one outstanding woman for her overall beauty.
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    Primetime The Outsiders

    Primetime The Outsiders

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    Primetime: The Outsiders is a sub-series of the popular newsmagazine show, Primetime, on ABC. This section of the show focuses on a variety of people who walk to the beat of their own drums. Extremists of all sorts, from religious extremists to over-the-top animal fanatics, are featured on the show, which examines unusual lifestyles in an attempt to help the common viewer understand such unpopular life choices better. Primetime: The Outsiders finds nothing too strange and no choice too taboo to report about, whether it is the seventy-year-old retired science teacher who now lives in the wild with bears or the people who fall in love with their close family members—and I do not mean the adorable ‘I love you, bro’ kind of way. Even after watching the show, it is quite likely that one will not quite understand why these people do what they do or think what they think. The look that Primetime: The Outsiders offers into their lives, however, is fascinating and most certainly worth checking out.moreless
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