Modern Marvels

1993, TV Show

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Rewriting History: What's Next As Hits The Bible, Vikings Change The Cable Network's Course

The Bible and Vikings made History last month in more ways than one. Both the religious miniseries and the period drama helped the channel ascend to the No. 1 spot among cable networks during March. That means less than a year after Hatfields & McCoys launched History into the scripted world, the channel is now three-for-three with original dramas.

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Season 20, Episode 1
This countdown special goes gaga over gizmos--celebrating the most amazing gadgets Modern Marvels has ever featured. Our top ten contenders run the gamut from the indispensable to the insane...from golden oldies to newfangled novelties...all of them showcasing the wonder of human ingenuity. We'll unveil the secrets inside one of the 1960s' most iconic thingamajigs, reveal why an electronic doodad from the '90s was once considered a threat to national security, and rediscover the forgotten marvel created by Benjamin Franklin. Our number 1 pick: a household gadget reinvented so many times that it's inspired more than 4,500 unique patents.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 9/7/2013

Season 19, Episode 1
The only thing harder than resisting our favorite snacks is ranking them. But this special episode of Modern Marvels counts down the top ten lip-smacking treats Americans love most.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 8/27/2012

Season 18, Episode 21
Modern Marvels is going big, and counting down. We take the "best of" Modern Marvels and give you the MEGA Top 10 countdown. On this edition, the top ten guilty pleasures you just can't resist... America's Favorite Foods.

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Free | History Aired: 12/26/2011

Season 18, Episode 9
Convenience stores are big and busy, but what does it really take to make these retail businesses popular and successful?

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Rewriting History: What's Next As Hits The Bible, Vikings Change The Cable Network's Course

The Bible and Vikings made History last month in more ways than one. Both the religious miniseries and the period drama helped the channel ascend to the No. 1 spot among cable networks during March. That means less than a year after Hatfields & McCoys launched History into the scripted world, the channel is now three-for-three with original dramas.

History has come a long way from the days when it was mostly known for running... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Thursday, June 10, 2010

So You Think You Can Dance
9/8c Fox
People invoke the catchphrase, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," when they want something to remain a secret. But now that the grueling audition process and Las Vegas callbacks are over, we get to meet the Top 10 dancers — and how many of them will want to keep news like that under wraps? Of course, from here on out it's no picnic, especially with the elimination rounds starting next week, but at least for one night, these hopefuls can relax and enjoy the fruits of their hard work.

Read on for previews of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Bethenny Getting Married?, Modern Marvels, Late Night Liars, Green Room with Paul Provenza and the NBA finals. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Thursday, June 3, 2010

Burn Notice
9/8c USA
Michael, Fiona and Sam are back for a fourth season as the show moves to a new 9/8c time slot. In the premiere, the trio take on bodyguard duties for a lawyer, who needs protection from a biker gang. And, as always, there's new intrigue for Michael as he works to thwart a looming terrorist threat and is forced to take on an unlikely partner.

Read on for previews of So You Think You Can Dance, Real Housewives of New York City, Royal Pains, the NBA finals, Moonlight and Modern Marvels. read more

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Premiered: December 10, 1993, on A&E
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Architectural and engineering landmarks of the 19th and 20th centuries. The programs previously aired on A&E's `Time Machine' series. Among the subjects: the Brooklyn Bridge, the Maginot Line, the Erie Canal, the Aswan Dam and the Trans-Siberian Railroad.

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