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    Dog Whisperer

    Dog Whisperer

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    National Geographic Wild (ended 2012)
    Dog Whisperer follows well-respected animal behaviorist Cesar Millan as he works to help dogs with behavior problems, and their human families. These problems range from excessive barking to behavior, that if not corrected, could leave the owners little choice but to euthanize the dog. Mr. Millan describes his work as "rehabilitating dogs", and training people." Dog owners can learn from him ways to establish a balanced relationship with their dogs that will help to prevent these problems.moreless
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    Little People, Big World

    Little People, Big World

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    TLC
    Little People, Big World is a reality television series which follows the six-member Roloff family farm near Portland, Oregon. Many of the episodes focus on the parents, Matt and Amy, and one of their sons, Zach, who are Little People. The family was introduced in an hour-long TLC special in 2005.
    ("The original vision for TLC's 'Little People Big World' was to promote diversity and inspire individuals with disabilities to face life's challenges with courage – all through the story of the Roloff family. They continue to strive toward this original vision to date...After 200 plus episodes and currently filming 'Specials,' the show has become to mean more to its millions of fans worldwide.'Little People Big World' chronicles the journey of the Roloff family. Aside from sharing the day to day experiences of a family with four children and a business to run, it has been a tale of personal growth, celebrations and tragedies, adventures and the many milestones encountered by this unique and amazing family. As Matt says, 'It has been an honor to open our doors and hearts to share our lives with the world knowing that we've shown the power of a loving family and the fact that we all are more alike than different.'" --The Roloff Family)

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    The Hills

    The Hills

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2010)
    The Hills follows Laguna Beach's Lauren "LC" Conrad as she moves to L.A. to attend college at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. In The Hills, Lauren gets a job as an intern at the popular magazine Teen Vogue. The show focuses on the challenges Lauren faces while she is trying to juggle work, school, and relationships. After four seasons and some major drama Whitney decided to leave for New York City and her own show, The City.moreless
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    Impractical Jokers

    Impractical Jokers

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    truTV
    Four lifelong friends are constantly striving to embarrass each other in public by using hidden cameras.
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    The Voice

    The Voice

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    NBC
    Four celebrity artists each will form teams of singers that they will coach and mentor throughout the competition. Individuals will be eliminated until each celebrity only has one team member left who will compete in the finals to be named "The Voice" of America in a live finale. In order for the most talented to be picked, the audition process is blind...the coaches can only hear the singers performing and cannot see them. In 2013 and 2015 The Voice won an Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.moreless
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    Intervention

    Intervention

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    A&E
    INTERVENTION profiles people who are losing their battle with their addictions, and whose friends and families feel the only remaining option is to hold an intervention. Each documentary follows the lives of these addicts, taking an unflinching look at the impact of their addictions on their everyday lives, all the while the addicts are unaware that an intervention is being planned. Each airing ends with the friends, family and a professional interventionist urging the addict to get treatment. If the individual should choose treatment, the addict immediately enters a widely respected treatment facility. Awards and Nominations Primetime Emmy Awards (2008) - Outstanding Reality Program (Nominated) Primetime Emmy Awards (2009) - Outstanding Reality Program (Won)moreless
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    American Justice

    American Justice

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    A&E
    Welcome to the American Justice guide at TV.com.

    For over ten years, AMERICAN JUSTICE has been the gold standard of criminal justice programming, tackling today's toughest issues through the cases that challenge and change the law. Told by key players from police to the victims to the perpetrators, it offers a rare, inside view that enables viewers to understand the complex legal principles at stake.

    Hosted by award-winning journalist Bill Kurtis and produced by Towers Productions, AMERICAN JUSTICE has been hailed as 'presenting...an insightful perspective on the most controversial aspects of criminal law in the nation'. --AETV.commoreless
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    So You Think You Can Dance

    So You Think You Can Dance

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    FOX
    From FOX, the creators of American Idol and the producers of American Bandstand and The American Music Awards comes So You Think You Can Dance.

    In its sophomore season, this show is offering the winner a one year contract for Celine Dion's Vegas show, a brand new car and $100K cash. Contestants perform a particular of dance each week with a partner. The audience votes on their favorite couple leaving the 3 couples with the least votes up for elimination. After each dancer performs a solo of their choice for the judges, one male and one female contestant are up for elimination.moreless
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    Iron Chef America

    Iron Chef America

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    Food Network
    In Iron Chef America, another in the series of "Iron Chef" shows, chefs from all across the country and even the world do battle with four Iron Chefs, Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, returning Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto (from the original series) and their newest Iron chef, and the first ever female Iron Chef, Cat Cora. Mark Dacascos is the new "Chairman" for this show (portrayed as the nephew of the original Chairman Kaga). Alton Brown (Good Eats) provides commentary during the battle, with Kevin Brauch (The Thirsty Traveller) doing reporting on-the-scene updates. Whose cuisine will reign supreme?moreless
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    The Biggest Loser

    The Biggest Loser

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    NBC
    The biggest winner is "The Biggest Loser" in this compelling new weight-loss reality drama in which two celebrity fitness trainers join with top health experts to help overweight contestants transform their bodies, health and ultimately, their lives. Alison Sweeney ("Days of Our Lives") hosts the unscripted, two-hour series in which two competing teams follow comprehensive diet and exercise plans to undergo radical physical makeovers. Unique physical challenges, surprising alliances and irresistible temptations make the competition even tougher for the contestants, who ultimately have to decide which player gets eliminated each week. In the end, "The Biggest Loser" becomes the biggest winner, walking away with a healthier body - and $250,000. "The Biggest Loser" is a production of NBC Universal Television Studio, Reveille, 25/7 Productions and 3 Ball Productions. Ben Silverman (NBC's "The Restaurant," "The Office (US)"), David Broome ("Jingle Ball Rock"), J.D. Roth ("NBC's "For Love or Money," "Endurance"), John Foy ("For Love or Money," "Endurance") and Todd A. Nelson ("For Love or Money," "Endurance") are the executive producers. After the first Biggest Loser was crowned in January of 2005, a second Biggest Loser began in September, pitting the men versus the women in the ultimate chance of losing weight and feeling good about yourself. With the success of the second season, a special edition version of six episodes started in January 2006, with a third season starting in March 2006. Final Weight Loss of Season One Contestants: This is all of the contestants in the order of most weight lost. It is shown in pounds. 1 (1) Ryan 330 > 208 (122 lost) 37% 18% 55% 2 (2) Gary 227 > 156 (71 lost) 31% 23% 54% 3 (8) Dave 250 > 179 (71 lost) 28% 25% 53% 4 (3) Kelly 242 > 163 (79 lost) 33% 17% 50% 5 (6) Andrea 215 > 156 (59 lost) 27% 21% 48% 6 (7) Kelly 223 > 151 (72 lost) 32% 15% 47% 7 (10) Aaron 261 > 200 (61 lost) 23% 21% 44% 8 (5) Lisa 236 > 179 (57 lost) 24% 7% 31% 9 (9) Matt 310 > 246 (64 lost) 21% 6% 27% 10 (4) Maurice 436 > 365 (71 lost) 16% 8% 24% 11 (11) Lizzeth 167 > 145 (22 lost) 13% 11% 24% 12 (12) Dana 175 > 153 (22 lost) 13% 8% 21% NBC Broadcast History October 2004 - Present: Tuesdays @ 8:00pm EST/PST. January 2005 - February 2005: Wednesdays @ 9:00pm EST/PST (Special Edition version) The Theme Song for the first season of The Biggest Loser is called "Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous," by RuPaul. Seasons two through five featured "Proud" by Heather Small.moreless
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    MXC: Most Extreme Elimination Challenge

    MXC: Most Extreme Elimination Challenge

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    Spike TV (ended 2007)
    "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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    30 Days

    30 Days

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    Planet Green (ended 2008)
    From Academy Award nominee Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) comes 30 Days, a documentary series that will explore what life changing experiences are possible in 30 days. The concept for the show stemmed from the transformation Spurlock underwent when he ate nothing but fast food for 30 days in his documentary movie Super Size Me. In this FX series, Morgan Spurlock asks the question, what would happen if people spend 30 days living in someone else's shoes? Find out the answer as he brings you 30 life changing days in one hour focusing on topics such as minimum wage, outsourcing, religion, sexual orientation, and jail. This series originally aired on FX.moreless
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    American Chopper

    American Chopper

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2012)
    American Chopper profiles the lives of New York natives Paul Teutul Sr. and son Paul Jr. of Orange County Choppers (OCC), creators of the world's most outrageous custom motorcycles. Follow the day-to-day drama of this volatile father and son team as they battle impossible deadlines – and each other – to push the envelope of motorcycle design and fabrication. Starting in Season 7, the fighting is taken to new extremes as Senior and Junior duke it out not only as family but as business competitors when Junior opens his own motorcycle shop, Paul Jr. Designs (PJD).moreless
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    Viva la Bam

    Viva la Bam

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2006)
    Viva La Bam is MTV's hit "prank" show all about the life & antics of pro-skater and pro-jackass Bam Margera. From hilarious scavenger hunts to changing the house into a giant skatepark or hockey rink, he always keeps the show a family affair. Theme Song: "The King of Rock and Roll" by Daniel Lioneye. WARNING: Viva La Bam features stunts performed either by professionals or under the supervision of professionals to ensure the safety of performers and animals alike. Accordingly, MTV and the producers must insist that no one attempt to recreate or re-enact any of these stunts or activities.moreless
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    Pawn Stars

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    This show takes place at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop just outside of Las Vegas, where Richard, Rick and Corey Harrison assess the values of all kinds of items and decide what its worth and find the story behind it.moreless
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    Punk'd

    Punk'd

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2012)
    What happens when the biggest stars in the world get too high on the Hollywood hog? When their bank accounts start swelling bigger than their heads? Master prankster Ashton Kutcher is there to PUNK 'em down to earth. It's a reality show with a twist as Asthon makes superstars suffer for your viewing pleasure. To misquote the acclaimed thespian Steven Seagal: "You guys think you're above the law…but you ain't above ours."moreless
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    MTV Cribs

    MTV Cribs

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2008)
    Welcome to MTV Cribs, the most exciting way to peep into your favourite celebrity homes without getting slapped with a restraining order.
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    Jackass

    Jackass

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2002)
    Join sadomasochistic superheroes Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, and the rest of the Jackass crew as they terrorize your TV screens and everyone that gets in their way (especially themselves) with their own sick and twisted interpretation of physical entertainment. Their brand of pranks, goofball antics, and unabashed brutal comedy are sure to bring new meaning to the phrase "Don't Try This At Home!"

    To this date, Jackass ranks as one of MTV's highest rated programs. However, controversy surrounding the show's tastelessness and violence led to it's inevitable cancellation. However, the Jackass legacy continues to live on with late night syndication on MTV and MTV2. More impressively, however, followed with the silver screen release of Jackass: The Movie, as well as current MTV spin-offs Viva La Bam and Wildboyz.moreless
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    Dog the Bounty Hunter

    Dog the Bounty Hunter

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    A&E (ended 2012)
    A&E Network profiles bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman and his crew in beautiful Hawaii. This season is full of fugitives and family. Dog and his pack make some outrageous captures all while trying to maintain a business and personal life. Fugitives beware the Dog is back! Broadcast History: August 31, 2004 - October 23, 2007 Tuesday, 9:00 (CST) A&E July 16, 2008 - ?? Wednesday, 8:00 (CST) A&Emoreless
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    Iron Chef Japan

    Iron Chef Japan

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    Fine Living
    Iron Chef is an innovative cooking competition from Japan. Originally produced by Fuji TV, Iron Chef combined the excitement of a one on one sports competition with gourmet cooking.

    The title Iron Chef comes from the original Japanese title, Ironmen of Cooking.

    This innovative game show was always popular in its native Japan, but it found international success when the Food Network bought the series and began airing English dubbed episodes. It became a cult c as viewers were treated to exotic ingredients and innovative cooking techniques. No expense was spared. Chefs seemed to have almost limitless supplies of the most exotic and expensive gourmet ingredients.

    The competition is hosted by Chairman Kaga, an over-the-top master of ceremonies. He introduced a "secret ingredient" that the challenger and the chosen Iron Chef had to incorporate into every dish. Originally, the program was 30 minutes long, but it was soon expanded to an hour format. Each chef presented his/her dishes to a panel of 3-4 judges who rated the dishes to crown a winner. All of the competitions occurred in a specially designed "kitchen stadium".

    The New York Times once described Iron Chef as "kamikaze cooking". Iron Chefs and their competitors became celebrities in their own right. Storylines developed between groups determined to defeat the Iron Chefs.

    The show was so successful in English speaking countries that several spin-offs, specials, and updated versions were produced. On May 5, 2008, Fine Living, a sibling channel of Food Network owner Scripps Howard, began airing the show under the title of Iron Chef Japan, as not to confuse it with Food's Iron Chef America spin off series. They also assigned new production codes and replaced the old music with something different.moreless
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