In "Hustling America," magician Alexis Conran travels the U.S. to follow in the footsteps of history's greatest hustlers by using his deception and magic to accomplish some of the most difficult cons of all. Otherwise known as proposition bets, the cons are outlandish wagers that are nearly impossible to win -- unless you know the secrets behind them. While the tricks were originally designed to con people out of their money, for Alexis it's not about the cash. He is on a mission to measure himself against America's most-infamous con artists.
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Journey to Dallas to con an unsuspecting car dealer; meeting Titanic Thompson, a devious hustler; Titanic's son.
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On the way to Sin City, Alex Conran tries his hand at a few cons; one bet so crazy it could land him in jail.
This reimagined U.S. version of "Top Gear" gives a nod to its British roots while introducing new elements to the long-running franchise. In addition to reviewing exclusive and state-of-the-art vehicles, the series pays tribute to America's rich automotive history by reviewing culture-defining vehicles from the country's past. Viewers get a front-row seat as the car-obsessed hosts race the cars on scenic highways and historic tracks of the American West. Each episode features a celebrity who competes to land at the top of the leaderboard. Also along for the ride is the franchise's mysterious test driver, Stig. Hosting this version of the show are actor William Fichtner, drag racer Antron Brown and automotive journalist Tom "Wookie" Ford.
Based on a U.K. series by the same name, the observational documentary series "First Dates" tracks a variety of couples during their initial meeting, all happening over one night at the same restaurant. The production employs a number of techniques to probe whether the couples are clicking and if the evening will lead to more dates and a possible relationship. Home viewers participate in the social experiment, judging the couples' interactions and whether they possess the undefinable chemistry that makes them a good fit for each other.
Biologist and explorer Pat Spain's search for mythical creatures, and the truth (or lack thereof) regarding them, takes him to extreme wildernesses around the world. Armed with the latest technology, Spain is embedded among local tribes to seek a scientific explanation for the seemingly outlandish stories of man apes, monsters and other creatures that the residents swear are real.
Fishing for bluefin tuna is a way of life for many residents of Gloucester, Mass. "Wicked Tuna" takes viewers into the unrelenting North Atlantic waters infamously spotlighted by the novel-turned-feature film "The Perfect Storm," to follow captains who are relied upon by their families, their shipmates, and by Gloucester itself, to haul in boatloads of the large but elusive bluefin. The pressure to deliver is unforgiving -- the fishing season is short and tuna populations are dwindling -- but one "monstah" catch can reel in just as large of a payday.