Jon Taffer is the Gordon Ramsay of the bar and nightclub business. In each episode of this series, Taffer helps transform a struggling bar into a vibrant, profitable business, utilizing his expertise as a nightlife consultant who has started, flipped or owned more than 600 bars and clubs in his career. From the height of the bar stools and the science of the perfect pour to the effect the tempo of the music has on alcohol consumption, Taffer delves into every facet of the business, and he does it with a no-holds-barred style. He's assisted by his wife, Nicole -- who enters establishments under cover to help diagnose the problems -- along with a rotating cast of experts that include a celebrity chef, a Master of Whisky and a mixologist.
Before launching a successful career as a TV and radio personality, Adam Carolla was a master carpenter and home builder, so he knows the work of skilled craftsmen when he sees it. Likewise, he can spot shoddy construction, and in this series he trains his eye on building blunders and the contractors responsible for them. With the help of no-nonsense builder Skip Bedell and his wife, private investigator Alison Bedell, Carolla seeks retribution for homeowners who have experienced a construction nightmare, by tracking down unscrupulous contractors and forcing them to face the wronged parties. The contractors are then given a chance to redeem themselves by fixing messes they left behind -- all while under Adam's and Skip's watchful eyes.
Fifteen years after an unknown event has caused all electricity to stop working, plunging the world into another dark age, people have adjusted to life without planes, high-tech communication, and electricity. In small farming communities, life seems sweeter at this slower pace, but danger and mystery lurk in the shadows. After the militia kills a man who -- supposedly -- had something to do with the blackout, his daughter teams with unlikely allies to determine the truth about the cataclysm in order to reclaim the future.
Hallmark Channel opens the stadium doors and announces that the road to “Kitten Bowl IV” has begun, presenting the nation’s most athletic, adorable and adoptable kittens in a claws-out, paws-out showdown. The annual programming event has resulted in the adoption of thousands of cats and kittens (and even some puppies and rabbits) and helps showcase the plight of homeless animals and the beautiful pets available for adoption through local shelters. These kittens are ferocious, sweet, and ready to compete!
Rap superstar Tyga shows how to be the master of one's destiny, leading to a lifestyle he describes as "Kingin'." The series follows the hit-maker -- born Michael Ray Stevenson -- as he tries to take everything to the next level while building his hip-hop empire, traveling the world, performing live, and "flexing his spending power in the most lavish ways possible." His support crew, the "Last Kings," helps Tyga manage his music and clothing ventures, give back to the community, change diapers, and pull off elaborate stunts.
Talk about kid-tested: Jon and Kate Gosselin have their hands full raising twins Cara and Madelyn, not to mention their sextuplets, Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel. This reality series follows the Gosselins through their crowded daily routines in southeastern Pennsylvania, routines that veered severely off course when the couple filed for divorce in June 2009.
It's the biggest summer of their lives, and the teenagers profiled on this reality series are spending it desperate to become smaller. Each episode follows one overweight student from their last days of high school to their first ones of college, documenting their progress as they work with weight-loss experts and participate in a rigorous fitness regimen. As the changes begin to show on the outside, viewers witness how the teens change on the inside, gaining self-esteem and a new outlook on life. After a few months of college, the students are revisited to see if they've kept the weight off or gained it back.
It's not uncommon for a reality show's premise to include "strangers live together in a house," and "Opposite Worlds" follows suit, but it has a twist in that the house is divided into two distinctly different environments. Fourteen contestants are split into two teams -- one team lives in the past and the other in the future. The two worlds are divided by a glass wall, allowing each team to watch, envy and dread the other's moves. Each week, the contestants compete in a series of challenges and their fates are determined, in part, by viewers who weigh in via social media.
Landscape designer Jamie Durie ("The Victory Garden") brings touches of his Australian homeland to "Outback Nation," on which he helps homeowners in the U.S. transform their neglected backyards into outdoor oases. First, however, each hourlong episode begins with a family helping themselves. They camp with Jamie in their "private wilderness" -- amidst overgrown gardens, decaying decks, unkempt pools and dead trees -- for the project's duration, which helps them experience the effects of weather patterns on the space. Each family member is also assigned a special project, while Jamie comes up with a design element of his own that is presented to the homeowners as a surprise.
Plucked from civilization and thrust into isolation, two remote survivors are forced to do whatever it takes to endure some of earth’s most dangerous terrains. Equipped with radio receivers, our Remote Survivors must decide between trusting their own instincts, and following the unknown voice inside their head. Those voices belong to two survivalists, Alex Coker and Cliff Hodges, who have been given the task of keeping our contestants alive. Coker, a former United States Army infantry, airborne, air assault scout sniper, and former CIA special protective agent, will push his survivor to the limits and see if they can live up to the natural challenges that Mother Nature provides. Hodges, the owner of an outdoor school and guide service that specializes in primitive wilderness survival skills, will coach his survivor to overcome all obstacles that stand in his way. Through chest and helmet cameras, aerial drones and solo shot cams blanketing the region, our experts, along with our audience, will follow our survivors on the adventure of their lifetime.
This reality series chronicles the relationship between 20-something slackers Brandon and Brody Jenner and their stepdad, Grammy award-winning songwriter/producer David Foster. For most of their lives, Brandon and Brody have been skating by on their stepdad's money, living at his lavish Casablanca estate in Malibu, Calif. -- but David has had enough. Despite protests from the boys' mother, wife Linda Thompson-Foster, David has given the guys an ultimatum: Contribute to the household or move out. Can Brandon and Brody rise to the challenge?
Two sets of neighbors, 48 hours, $1,000. Neighbors swap houses, and with the help of a designer and carpenter, transform a room in two days. The best, and worst, part about it is that the homeowner has zero say in what gets done. In later seasons the budgets increased and each team was given more time to complete the makeovers.
Marlon Wayans hosts and co-executive produces a competition that aims to find the funniest multitalented comedian working today -- the overnight sensation getting millions of online hits or the performer who's been honing his or her craft for years. It begins with 10 comics, ages 25 to 40, with varied styles, skill levels and experience. Each week, Wayans and a rotating panel of guests teach the contestants a particular comic style, after which they are tested in front of a studio audience. The competitor who falls flat is eliminated, until one stands apart and wins a $100,000 cash prize and the chance to star in an online series for Wayans' digital media company.