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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.

Genevieve Burgess does not appreciate your sass. (That's a lie.)

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