Popular TV Shows 2016

Dual Survival

  • Discovery Channel
  • 4 seasons
  • Action, Adventure, Documentary, Drama, Family, Reality TV

Experts agree there are some very basic and universal rules for surviving in the wild. Find shelter, find water, find food, find help. Beyond that, there's not much they agree on. None know this better than Cody Lundin and Joseph Teti, who take on some of the planet's most unforgiving terrain to demonstrate, in their own way, how the right skills and some creative thinking can keep you alive. Together, with their drastically different backgrounds, the survivalists are dropped into a scenario that could happen to anyone: marooned boaters, lost hikers, stranded mountain climbers. Equipped with minimal gear that would have been carried in the real-life situations, Teti and Lundin must draw upon their arsenal of skills to devise extraordinary ways to use what they can find in their surroundings, as well as ordinary objects, and demonstrate what it takes to stay alive.

First aired June 11th, 2010.

Wander Over Yonder

  • Disney XD
  • 2 seasons
  • Animation, Comedy, Children, Family

The series follows Wander, an overly-optimistic intergalactic traveler and his steed Sylvia traveling from planet to planet helping people have fun and live free, all against Lord Hater and his army of Watchdogs' evil reign.

Lord Hater is the most powerful villain in the universe with Commander Peepers serving as his second in command and leader of the Watchdog Army.

First aired August 16th, 2013.

The Biggest Loser

  • NBC
  • 5 seasons
  • Drama, Family

The biggest winner is "The Biggest Loser" in this compelling new weight-loss reality drama in which two celebrity fitness trainers join with top health experts to help overweight contestants transform their bodies, health and ultimately, their lives. Alison Sweeney ("Days of Our Lives") hosts the unscripted, two-hour series in which two competing teams follow comprehensive diet and exercise plans to undergo radical physical makeovers. Unique physical challenges, surprising alliances and irresistible temptations make the competition even tougher for the contestants, who ultimately have to decide which player gets eliminated each week. In the end, "The Biggest Loser" becomes the biggest winner, walking away with a healthier body - and $250,000. "The Biggest Loser" is a production of NBC Universal Television Studio, Reveille, 25/7 Productions and 3 Ball Productions. Ben Silverman (NBC's "The Restaurant," "The Office (US)"), David Broome ("Jingle Ball Rock"), J.D. Roth ("NBC's "For Love or Money," "Endurance"), John Foy ("For Love or Money," "Endurance") and Todd A. Nelson ("For Love or Money," "Endurance") are the executive producers.

First aired October 19th, 2004.

Beat Bugs

  • Netflix
  • 2 seasons
  • Animation, Family, Musical

Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz, and Walter are best friends who band together to explore and learn in an overgrown suburban backyard, which to them is their entire universe. The show incorporates songs from the Lennon/McCartney ‘Northern Songs’ catalogue, to tell uplifting and life-affirming stories filled with hope and melody.

First aired August 3rd, 2016.

Escape to the Country

  • 15 seasons
  • Family

Catherine Gee and former estate agent Nick Page help prospective buyers find their dream home in the country.

First aired October 14th, 2002.

Angel from Hell

  • CBS
  • 1 season
  • Comedy

When Amy enters Allison’s life and claims to be her guardian angel, they form an unlikely friendship and Allison can’t be sure if Amy is an angel or just nuts.

First aired November 5th, 2015.

Mystery Diners

  • Food Network
  • 11 seasons
  • Comedy, Family, Reality TV

What happens in the food world when a bad employee starts to take down an otherwise thriving establishment or when restaurant owners suspect someone of not doing their job appropriately? They call in the Mystery Diners. These undercover operatives go into restaurants, bars and food service establishments with hidden cameras to find out what's really going on when the boss isn't around.

First aired December 14th, 2011.

Netflix Presents: The Characters

  • Netflix
  • Comedy

No rules. No expectations. A half hour to make their mark. Eight different comedians each get an episode to show their skills in comedy.

TripTank

  • Comedy Central
  • 2 seasons
  • Animation, Comedy

“TripTank” is a weekly, half-hour series showcasing a wide range of fast-paced, hard-hitting animated comedy shorts delivered in a variety of animation styles. The anthology-style series will weave together stand-alone shorts as well as recurring narrative pieces, created by a varied list of creators. Creative talent includes Bill Oakley, Wayne Brady, Bob Odenkirk, Curtis Armstrong, Nat Faxon, Tom Kenny, Rachel Butera, Larry David, Zach Galafianakis, Kumail Nanjiani, Brett Gelman and Kyle Kinane among many others.

First aired April 2nd, 2014.

The Art of More

  • Crackle
  • 2 seasons
  • Drama

The series follows a blue collar young man, Graham Connor, played by Christian Cooke, who leverages his way into this exclusive world by exploiting connections to antiquities smuggling rings he was exposed to as a soldier in Iraq. Cary Elwes stars as Arthur Davenport, a shrewd and eccentric world-class collector of art and illegal antiquities who mentors Connor. Quaid plays charismatic real estate shark/collector Samuel Brukner. Kate Bosworth plays Roxanna Whitney, daughter of the CEO of one of the two warring auction houses—and a leading account executive.

First aired November 19th, 2015.

Survivorman

  • Science Channel
  • 6 seasons
  • Adventure, Reality TV

No food, no shelter, no fresh water, no tools ... no camera crew. One man - alone in the wilderness for seven days with only his wits and stamina to sustain him.

First aired October 13th, 2004.

Sex Sent Me to the ER

  • TLC
  • 2 seasons
  • Reality TV, Documentary

Sex in a tree? A quickie in the closet? Laundry room relations? These are just a few of the out-of-the-ordinary places where amorous adventurers go to get intimate with their other halves. But few people expect to land themselves in the emergency room as a result! Brought to life for Discovery Fit & Health by GRB Entertainment, the production company behind the hit show UNTOLD STORIES OF THE ER, this all-new series documents the real-life and often hilarious stories of what happens when a little action leads to a medical crisis. Retold by emergency room physicians and the actual couples who, in the heat of the moment, got themselves into a fix and needed a doctor to fix it, this four-part series illustrates how loving couples cope when sex goes outrageously wrong.

First aired December 28th, 2013.

Wabbit

  • Cartoon Network
  • Animation, Comedy

Wabbit is an animated series starring Bugs Bunny. The series features many other Looney Tunes characters including Wile E. Coyote, Yosemite Sam, and the Tasmanian Devil.

Nightmare Next Door

  • Investigation Discovery
  • 10 seasons
  • Action, Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery

How well do you know your neighbors? NIGHTMARE NEXT DOOR tells the tales of mysterious murders from behind white picket fences that rocked Middle America. Interviews with investigators, prosecutors, family members and/or neighbors piece together the twisting tale of a classic whodunit, and forensic experiments lead viewers into the heart of the investigation.

First aired January 6th, 2011.

The Soul Man

  • TV Land
  • 5 seasons
  • Comedy, Family

This "Hot in Cleveland" spin-off, fronted by Cedric "The Entertainer", revolves around Reverend Boyce "The Voice" Ballentine, an R&B superstar-turned-minister who takes over as preacher of his father's church. Niecy Nash ("Reno 911") also stars as his wife Lolli.

First aired June 20th, 2012.

Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch

  • The Hub
  • 1 season
  • Animation

Sabrina is half-witch and half-human, and all super hero as she leads two vastly different lives; one disguised as a normal, klutzy high school student and the other as the top sorcery student in the magical world. When her two worlds collide, Sabrina is the only one who has the power to battle her foes, while managing to keep her magical identity a secret from humankind

First aired October 12th, 2013.

Toddlers and Tiaras

  • TLC
  • 7 seasons
  • Family

On any given weekend, on stages across the country, little girls and boys parade around wearing makeup, false eyelashes, spray tans and fake hair to be judged on their beauty, personality and costumes. Toddlers and Tiaras follows families on their quest for sparkly crowns, big titles, and lots of cash.

The preparation is intense as it gets down to the final week before the pageant. From hair and nail appointments, to finishing touches on gowns and suits, to numerous coaching sessions or rehearsals, each child preps for their performance. But once at the pageant, it's all up to the judges and drama ensues when every parent wants to prove that their child is beautiful.

First aired January 27th, 2009.

Chelsea Does

  • Netflix
  • 1 season
  • Documentary

Comedienne and writer Chelsea Handler discusses the topics of marriage, racism, Silicon Valley, and drugs. Filmed in four parts.

First aired January 23rd, 2016.

Antiques Roadshow

  • 38 seasons
  • Family

Antiques Roadshow is the BBC original show in which antiques appraisers travel to various regions of the United Kingdom (and occasionally abroad) to appraise antiques brought in by local people. It has been running since 1979. There are also international versions of the programme.

First aired February 18th, 1979.

Pacific Heat

  • Netflix
  • Comedy

They're absent-minded, mildly corrupt and barely competent. Somehow, they're Australia's most elite detective unit.