A note of explanation for the unacquainted: Home Box Office and Russell Simmons (of Def Comedy Jam) originally produced the smash series Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices in 2009. They designed the program as a showcase for young poets (many with an urban background) who competed against one another with original compositions that they delivered onstage. As an extension of this, the program Brave New Voices 2010 travels to the Grand Slam Finals Showdown, where four teams - one from Albuquerque, one from New York City, one from Denver, and one from the Bay Area of California - compete against one another before a rowdy, expressive audience. Actress Rosario Dawson and rapper Common co-emcee the festivities, all of which build up to the announcement of the 2010 Brave New Voices Champion.
Documentary series following 24 ordinary people from a wide variety of backgrounds as they undergo training to become police officers. Filmed over one year, the series focuses on the breaking in period, the toughest and most emotional part of the training process.
Southie Rules is an American reality television series on A&E. The series premiered on January 29, 2013, and chronicles the day-to-day life of the Niedzwiecki family, a multi-generational family located in South Boston that lives all under one roof in a three-level home. A&E moved the series to Saturday after episode four ratings fell to a series low of 606,000 viewers, which is half of its debut audience. Two episodes aired on February 23, 2013 while the remaining episodes were burned off on March 2, 2013 in a mid-afternoon marathon.
The Garage is a television programme following the staff of English Mobile Mechanics in Marbella, Spain. The programme follows the activities of the garage and initially it followed new staff hires as they adjusted to life in Spain whilst coping with their new jobs and their boss, Jock Campbell. As work in southern Spain depends on tourists or villa owners that winter elsewhere the Garage's trade is highly seasonal. Four out of the five new recruits found themselves with insufficient paid work so eventually announced that they were leaving and vacated their positions.