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    Cops

    Cops

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    Now known as the original reality series, COPS hit the airwaves in early 1989, putting camera crews in police cars all across the United States. Adopting the Cinema Verité style of documentary filming, COPS uses no narration, depending completely on the police officers and the footage shot as it happens to tell the story. Each COPS camera crew consists of a camera operator and a sound mixer. The officer is mic'd with a wireless mic directly to the camera and the sound mixer captures the suspects, witnesses and other officers with a boom mic. Multiple crews can be stationed in one area as well as crews working different cities across the country at the same time. Still one of the most popular television shows on the air, COPS moved from the FOX network to Spike TV in the fall of 2013, keeping it's original 8pm time slot on Saturday nights.moreless
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    Bar Rescue

    Bar Rescue

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    Jon Taffer, a well-known restaurant and bar consultant, shares his tips for running a successful business.
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    MXC: Most Extreme Elimination Challenge

    MXC: Most Extreme Elimination Challenge

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    "MXC" (formerly known as "Most Extreme Elimination Challenge") is the ultimate in reality sports, where two teams of contestants are both physically and mentally challenged and eliminated through crazy and challenging games. To add to the fun, there's the hilarious commentary of Kenny Blankenship and Vic Romano, along with field reporter Guy LeDouche (and his many family members) and field marshall/referee Captain Tenneal.

    This program originally comes from a Japanese reality series called "Takeshi's Castle" that has been dubbed into English with comedic results that has nothing to do with the original format of the original program.moreless
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    Auction Hunters

    Auction Hunters

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    Clinton "Ton" Jones and Allen Haff, two prospectors, win auctions and gather items from storage units that they turn around and sell for a profit.
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    Disorderly Conduct: Video on Patrol

    Disorderly Conduct: Video on Patrol

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    A series that shows outrageous video footage from high speed chases, car crashes, surveillance cameras, police stings, drug busts, etc... Recordings are from police/news helicopters, security cameras and police car dashboards.moreless
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    DEA

    DEA

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    The men and women of the DEA are profiled in this exclusive access show. Diving deep into the drug world, you see how the drug rings are infiltrated by DEA agents deep undercover. Agents risk their lives to take millions of dollars in cash, drugs and weapons off the streets. From the minor street pushing to the international kingpins, the agents are the last people drug dealers want to meet up with.moreless
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    Bullrun

    Bullrun

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    Bullrun is the fastest, meanest balls-to-the-wall road rally in the world. Bullrun, which is hosted by Bill Goldberg, will put real people behind their favorite wheels in an all out rally across the United States, with a big money prize and even bigger bragging rights waiting at the finish line. The twelve teams will race over 4,000 miles, 9 states, 18 days, and use a total of 12,658 gallons of fuel. Each week one team will be eliminated, until there is finally only one team left to win the $200,000. The rules for Bullrun are: No GPS or Satellite Navigation systems used. No cell phones. No laptop computers. No radio or CD players. Speeding leads to severe penalties, such as a time penalty. An arrest will lead to immediate disqualification. Each start of day, cars can only leave when instructed to do so. Cars must start and finish each day under their own power, or the power of their drivers. Cars outside the maximum time allowed for each leg will get picked up by the 'Reaper' and towed – leading to disqualification.moreless
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    Tattoo Nightmares

    Tattoo Nightmares

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    Tattoo Nightmares chronicles peoples poor tattoo decisions. Tommy Helm, Big Gus and Jasmine Rodriguez are three of the best cover-up artists in the business. Watch as they try and work miracles to help their regretful clients.moreless
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    World's Worst Tenants

    World's Worst Tenants

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    L.A.-based evictor Todd Howard brings viewers into his work where he must evict some of the worst tenants imaginable.
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    The Joe Schmo Show

    The Joe Schmo Show

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    Welcome to The Joe Schmo Show guide. Season Two: Two people, looking for love in all the wrong places. But nothing could be more wrong than this. Meet Tim Walsh and Amanda Naughton. Two real people, in search of romance on a reality show that they don't know is fake. In a parody of reality-romance programs, the two new marks believe they are on a program called Last Chance for Love. What they don't know is that they have actually been cast and Joe and Jane Schmo and they are the only real people on program filled with actors and actresses. They're once again playing reality-show stereotypes, such as the Gotta-Be Gay Guy and The Weeper. Familiar parody-elements return including ridiculous competitions and over-dramatized eviction ceremonies - the "Pearl Necklace" and "Flame of Love" ceremonies. And given the type of show, it wouldn't be complete without "shocking" twists - this time in the form of the Falcon Twist, perhaps a parody of the apple of Eden. Also present is host Ralph Garman, returning in disguise as Derek Newcastle, the "pompous but randy British host." In the fourth episode, things took a twist when the producers revealed to the original Jane Schmo, Ingrid, what she had suspected all along: the program was fake and the only other real person on it was Joe Schmo, Tim Walsh. She was then asked to join the show as one of the actresses in exchange for $100,000. Following another Falcon Twist, Amanda was added as the new Jane Schmo. The second season of The Joe Schmo Show has come to an end. Tim and Amanda learned the truth about their experience and seemed to take it in good spirits. It seems that the crew of the show has moved on to other things, including the 2005 SpikeTV "reality miniseries" Invasion Iowa. Season One: How will it end? When will he know? They're all actors working from a script, but he thinks it's real. Matt Kennedy Gould signed up for what he thought was a reality show called Lap of Luxury. This program has all the trappings of a reality show, from challenges such as "Pampering Competitions" (reward challenges) to an "eviction ceremony" and reality-show stereotypes such as "The Grizzled Veteran" and "The Gay Guy." It's set in a luxurious mansion and seems like it should be a great time, but there's something important that Matt doesn't know... he's the only real competitor and the others are all paid actors striving to make him crazy. The prize is $100,000, but can Matt, or rather "Joe Schmo," survive long enough to cash in without losing his mind? In the stunning finale, Joe learned that the program was a fake and he was the winner of all the prizes on the show, including the $100,000 grand prize. An attempt was made to revive these episodes in repeats as Mo' Joe Schmo Show, but this flopped and was pulled from the airwaves. The entire first season is now available, uncensored and with many special features, on DVD.moreless
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    Pros Vs. Joes

    Pros Vs. Joes

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    Pros Vs. Joes pits three regular guys – the “Joes”- against each other for the chance to win season tickets to the sports team of their choice. The catch is they must go up against five of the world’s top athletes in various challenges. The “Pros” include such greats as Clyde Drexler, Jerry Rice, Rebecca Lobo, Dennis Rodman, and Bill Goldberg. May the best Joe win!moreless
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    Carpocalypse

    Carpocalypse

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    Carpocalypse brings bizarre racing events such as automotive soccer, a school bus figure-eight race, blindfolded trailer racing and more directly to your living room.
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    Repo Games

    Repo Games

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    Real-life repo men, Josh Lewis and Tom Detone, give debtors one more chance to keep their cars, but only if they are willing to pay up front for them.
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    Jesse James Is a Dead Man

    Jesse James Is a Dead Man

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    Jesse James is seeking death in a way that only he can in Jesse James Is a Dead Man. The show will feature James doing death-defying challenges such as speeding at more than two hundred miles per hour on a nitro-methane-charged motorcycle.moreless
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    Murder

    Murder

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    Two teams of three investigators compete to be the first to accurately solve brutal homicide cases from all across America in this reality crime series. Homicide detective Tommy Le Noir is the host.moreless
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    Real Vice Cops Uncut

    Real Vice Cops Uncut

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    A Spike TV camera crew rides along with local police agencies in Memphis, Tenn. and Orlando, Fla. Catch all the action on the beat as these cops apprehend criminals involved in drugs, prostitution, and gambling circles.moreless
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    Permanent Mark

    Permanent Mark

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    Permanent Mark is the Spike TV reality series that follows a man on a worldwide quest to find the great masters of tattooing. Mark was born in Libya, with early memories of growing up in the Sahara with a nanny who was tattooed on her face and hands, done by applying thick black paste and sharp thorns. The image stayed with Mark and intrigued him, as they were much different than the hand and face tattoos you see in America. They held very deep spiritual meanings, with symbolism and depth that greatly outshone their sometimes crude application. Mark has been in Hollywood for 7 years trying to sell his idea of showing indigenous tattooing on television, and Spike has finally given him his wish. Now he is on a mission to see the best tattooers in the world, with the most inspiring stories, from heading to Borneo to get tattooed with headhunters, to mixing it up with the yakuza mafia in Tokyo, where offending a boss can cost you a finger. Join the crazy dude as he finally gets to go on his quest to find the world's best ink on Permanent Mark.moreless
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    Big Easy Justice

    Big Easy Justice

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    Tat-2, a bounty hunter, tracks down hard-to-find criminals in New Orleans.
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    Toughest Cowboy

    Toughest Cowboy

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    The search for the toughest cowboy is on in theis reality series that tests 12 cowboys competing in disciplines including bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding. The winner of the competition will receive a ranch in Wyoming and the title of "Toughest Cowboy."moreless
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    Carpocalypse: Civil War

    Carpocalypse: Civil War

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    Carpocalypse: Civil War is 2nd season of Carpocalypse on Spike TV. The show took place in Orlando, Florida at the Orlando Speed World. The show also had a few episodes taped Buffalo, New York at Holland Raceway. The show consisted of ten episodes with two races per episode. The show took ten of the craziest, crash-hungry drivers and mechanics and split them into two groups of five. The beginning of each episode started by telling the teams what vehicles they will be building and racing that week. Each week the teams would build vehicles from junkyard parts and that they would have to race head-to-head with one another in an all out crashtastic battle of the best. However, the teams did have to follow a strict set of rules. The first five shows were based in the South and then the group moved to the North for the final five episodes. The show never quite found a permanent home on the Spike TV line-up. It originally aired on Saturday nights, then was moved to Sunday afternoon with the final two episodes being shown on the same Sunday.moreless
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