American Grit is a new competition series starring WWE Superstar John Cena. Sixteen of the country’s toughest men and women will be split into four teams as they work together to face a variety of military-grade and survival-themed challenges. Cena and an elite group of mentors from the nation’s most exclusive military units will push these civilians beyond their limits. With up to a million dollars of prize money at stake, this is the ultimate test of strength, grit, the human spirit and most importantly, teamwork.
The two-hour event, titled Brain Surgery Live with Mental Floss, gave viewers an up-close look at an awake deep brain stimulation surgery. Filming took place via two handheld cameras well as several robotic cameras with inputs directly in the doctors’ surgical equipment, allowing viewers to see live images as the brain is being operated on in real time. The special mixed live coverage from the operating room at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio with pre-produced informative packages on the brain.
Ten people enter the Vancouver Island wilderness carrying only what they can fit in a small backpack. They are alone in harsh, unforgiving terrain with a single mission–stay alive as long as they can. These brave men and women must hunt, build shelters, and fend off predators. They will endure extreme isolation and psychological distress as they plunge into the unknown and document the experience themselves. No camera crew. No producers. It is the ultimate test of human will.
The series, which is the third spinoff of Pawn Stars, is filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada, where it chronicles the daily activities at Count’s Kustoms, an automobile restoration and customization company owned and operated by Danny Koker, who previously appeared as a recurring expert on Pawn Stars. In a format similar to another Pawn Stars spinoff, American Restoration, the series follows Koker and his staff as they restore and modify classic automobiles and motorcycles. Counting Cars debuted on August 13, 2012.
Atlanta has long been the home to some of the country’s most talented stylists, buzzed about salons and discerning clientele. It’s also home to studios filled with single-chair salons and stylists who dream of making their mark on the Atlanta hair scene. The series follows five salon owners who are out to grow their businesses while competing with one another for clients and stylists.
In a California memorabilia shop in 2010, collector Randy Guijarro bought this 4-by-5-inch tintype for just $2. After enlarging the image, he saw what looked to be a familiar figure—Billy the Kid—playing croquet with his gang known as The Regulators. Guijarro also thought he recognized the Kid’s best friends Tom O’Folliard and Charlie Bowdre in the photo. As the gravity of the discovery began to set in, Guijarro initiated a chain of events that would lead him on a painstaking journey to verify the photograph’s authenticity.
Buddy Valastro is taking a break from his bakeries to take the vacation of a lifetime with his wife, Lisa, and their four kids. While driving across America in an RV in search of fantastic food and family adventures, Buddy and Lisa come up with brilliant rules of the road guaranteed to keep any family road trip on track. Whether it’s feeding alligators and eating spicy etouffee in New Orleans, preparing famous seafood and taking ghost tours in Savannah, Ga., or visiting the iconic Americana of Graceland and Dollywood, it’s an epic Valastro-style road trip!
Despite having never experienced the Friday night-lights of the lower 48, the Barrow High School football team lives for football. Last year they were 3-6 overall, and third in their conference, which spans the distance of the entire state and consists of only six teams. Ten years ago the school administered a survey to students, asking what activities they wanted to have available to them; the answer was unanimously football.