Why You Should Watch: truTV’s Gritty Prison-Reality Show ‘Las Vegas Jailhouse’

Our weekly feature, “Why You Should Watch,” recommends shows that can and should fit into any TV viewers’ busy schedule, but may have fallen into their DVR blind spot or been less well-publicized than your average network sitcom or premium-cable drama. Last week, we went under the covers with Showtime’s seedy male-escort reality series “Gigolos.”  […]

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Steve-O Lands Extreme-Karaoke Series On TruTV

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Steve-O has made a career of stapling his scrotum to his thigh and feeding raw chicken to alligators from his jockstrap. So one can imagine that any karaoke session he engages in is going to contain something a little more exciting than a boozy, warbled version of “I […]

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TruTV is King of the Road with Four Tow-Truck Shows

TruTV has more than a toehold in the tow-truck business. The reality-based cable channel – once known years ago as Court TV – loves the world of tow trucks and the colorful people who drive them so much that it currently has no less than four separate tow-truck shows – with the newest, “Bear Swamp […]

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Man Vs. Critters: TV Swamped By Animal-Pursuit Shows

Can we please just leave these poor fish alone? Our concern for innocent fish arises on the occasion of this weekend’s premiere of “Hillbilly Handfishin’ ” – Sunday (Aug. 7) at 10/9c on Animal Planet. This unscripted series sheds light on the obscure sport of “noodling,” which has nothing at all to do with pasta. […]

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