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This American Life

Offbeat tales involving everyday people are chronicled in this series adapted from a popular PBS radio show.

Premiered: March 22, 2007

Rating: TV-14

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Joshua Jackson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Showtime Orders New Series Starring Joshua Jackson, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Showtime has given series orders to The Affair and Happyish, the network announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Thursday. Both series received 10-episode orders. The Affair stars Dawson's Creek and Fringe alum Joshua Jac… Read more

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No Respect Season 2, Episode 7 May 28, 2009 Subscription

A bonus second-season edition comprised of material produced for the This American Life web site, a look at comedians and their audiences includes segments about unknown comics performing for a rowdy crowd at a club in the middle of nowhere, and a piece about Mike Birbiglia, a standup with a scathing routine about his worst gig ever.

John Smith Season 2, Episode 6 Jun 8, 2008 Subscription

The true life stories of several Americans with the name John Smith, from an 11-week-old boy whose parents expected a girl, to a 46-year-old Texan, welcoming his son home from Iraq.

Every Marriage Is A Courtroom Season 2, Episode 5 Jun 1, 2008 Subscription

Tales of troubled marriages include an animated true story by cartoonist Chris Ware; and a real-life look at a husband whose legal obsession causes serious trouble with his spouse.

Underdogs Season 2, Episode 4 May 25, 2008 Subscription

Two boxers in Tennessee who've known each other all their lives face off in a match that neither can afford to lose.

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John Smith
03:26 — In this episode, we learn the true life stories of several people named John Smith: the parents of 11-week-old John Smith of South Carolina reel from (more…)
Alamogordo, NM
Stroud hits the road on his mission, making rapid progress. Ben seeks out a former associate of Scudder's named Father Kerrigan, a disturbed artist wh (more…)
Going Down In History
11:04 — Stories of people making (or trying to remake) history. A pair of Wisconsin convicts gain local fame for almost escaping prison using dental floss; hi (more…)
Mary of Nazareth
Though she is rarely mentioned in the Gospels, she is perhaps the most important and the most revered woman in biblical history. Shortly after 13-year (more…)

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Joins Showtime Pilot Trending Down

Philip Seymour Hoffman will star in and executive-produce the Showtime pilotTrending Down, The Holly…

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  • Premiered: March 22, 2007
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: Offbeat tales involving everyday people are chronicled in this series adapted from a popular PBS radio show. (more)

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