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5 Shows After Dark: I'd Challenge TLC To Top Them, But That'd Be Gross

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | June 27, 2012 | Comments ()


"So You Think You Can Dance" on Fox at 8:00pm ET. Top 20 night.

"Final Witness" on ABC at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. This new crime series features reenactments of crimes put together from the testimony of the survivors and perpetrators. The first episode features the case of the Caffey family who were killed in 2006. I'm pretty certain this show already exists in some version over on A&E or TruTV, but it's summer so now a network channel feels like taking a stab at it I suppose. Perhaps "stab" was an insensitive word choice there. Anyway, pretty sure shows similar to this have existed on A&E or TruTV for a while now, but hey, it's summer.

"The Real World" on MTV at 10:00pm ET. 27th season premiere. Honestly, with all the new breed reality series, this one seems almost quaint in comparison. It's just seven strangers living together! It sounds like a wacky 80s sitcom!

"The Soup" on E at 10:00pm ET.

"Twintervention" on TLC at 10:00pm ET. So, the description describes the twins profiled as "inseparable" so I was like "oh, they're probably conjoined" and then I watched the little video and... nope. It's just a whole hour of twins who don't like to be apart from each other and how it gets awkward for other people around them. That's it. This is like, total old hat for any "Game of Thrones" fans.

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  • e jerry powell

    Actually, Investigation Discovery has a half-hour called Evil, I with recreations of crimes (particularly serial murders) reconstructed from victim/witness/offender testimony, told from the P.O.V. of the killer(s). None of the true crime shows on A&E/truTV/ID are particularly innovative, except perhaps in marketing, because ID tries to make all of its newer shows seem sexier (Deadly Women, Deadly Sins, Wicked Attraction, et al.) or just flat-out more sensational than the cases they feature, and frankly, since every crime explored on any true-crime show has been featured on all of them...

  • Becca

    I think I've seen that coat that The Kingslayer is wearing in last month's Chico's catalog. Seriously, pair it with a wife beater and some tight jeans, and girlfriend would look like he was getting ready for his shift standing at the corner of Ye Olde Castro Ave. and Incense-Filled Brothel St.

  • mona_sterling

    I think Jamie Lannister looks exactly like Prince Charming in the Shrek movies.

  • Anne Lucchesi

    Yes! Now I'm picturing a slow-mo hair flip.

  • lowercase_ryan

    ugh did you really tip-toe around incest? is that the new thing now? When do we get to bestiality? Because there are a lot of people on TV that deserve to get railed by a horse.

  • BWeaves

    That reminds me of my favorite bestiality story.

    My husband teaches astronomy and oceanography at a college. He was in a classroom with one of those folding walls. The professor in the next room could be heard through the wall, and at one point my husband sees all his students' heads whip around and stare at the folding wall. All went quiet and they listened to the guy in the next classroom repeat "BESTIALITY" over and over again. My husband knew he had lost his class at that point.

    After class, my husband went over to the next classroom and asked the other professor what he was teaching. "Beach Geology, why?"

  • lowercase_ryan

    I read the first line of that and hit upvote. I'm finishing the rest now.

  • I'm not sure what's going on here.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    lowercase_ryan was looking for an excuse, any excuse, to write "railed by a horse."

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