TV's Amish craze isn't dying down yet: Discovery is ordering a second season of Amish Mafia, which performed well for the network this winter.
Discovery will air eight more hour-long episodes of the show later this year. Amish Mafia centers on a guy who calls...
When fired Storage Wars star Dave Hester ("Yuuup!") filed suit in December against A&E and Original Productions, accusing them of rigging the show by planting valuable items in some storage units, he reignited an old debate questioning how "real" reality TV actually is. Other series, like TLC's Breaking Amish, have weathered criticism that participants' backgrounds were embellished. And it's now widely accepted that docusoaps like MTV's The Hills were heavily scripted.
Stuffed with Thanksgiving turkey? Tired of flag football with your family? Fortunately, there are plenty of reasons to stay put on the couch all weekend long. Check out our roundup of all the parades, specials, marathons and sports on tap. (All times ET)
Network Parades and Specials
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (9 a.m.- Noon, NBC)
Thanksgiving Day Parade (9 a.m.- Noon, CBS)
The National Dog Show (Noon-2 p.m., NBC)
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (8 -9 p.m., ABC)
The Amish throwing a bachelor party? Yup — it's happening on Sunday's episode of Breaking Amish, when Sabrina and Jeremiah are determined throw a memorable shindig for engaged couple Abe and Rebecca.
The zombie apocalypse has upended the entire TV business. AMC's The Walking Dead is now the No. 1 entertainment series on TV among adults 18-49 — a landmark accomplishment for a cable show, particularly in the fall.
The first three episodes of The Walking Dead's Season 3 have attracted at least 6.5 million viewers in that key advertiser demographic, beating everything else on TV — even mainstream hits like Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory.