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When TV sets made their way into American homes in the 1940s, it marked a cultural transformation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend more than half their leisure time watching television. So what have we been watching all these years?

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  • 10 British TV Shows That Crossed the Pond

    10 British TV Shows That Crossed the Pond

    American television networks have adapted British shows left and right. But a number of original British programs – er, make that programmes – have become hits with U.S. audiences, no translation necessary. See more »

  • 10 Creepy TV Show Fan Theories

    10 Creepy TV Show Fan Theories

    Yes, it may seem like the reason the characters on "The Simpsons" don't age is because it's a cartoon. But the real reason is because they're stuck in a time loop. Far-fetched? You haven't heard our other wild TV show theories. See more »

  • 10 Terrifying Moments on Unscripted TV

    10 Terrifying Moments on Unscripted TV

    Screenwriters make their money selling scripts rife with action, danger and intrigue. However, there's plenty of drama to be found in everyday life, and we have 10 examples from reality TV to prove it. See more »

  • 10 TV Medical Conditions That Are Rare in Real Life

    10 TV Medical Conditions That Are Rare in Real Life

    It seems like TV doctors never discover a case of the mumps. Rare and bizarre medical conditions make for good television, but we picked 10 medical conditions that real doctors almost never see. See more »

  • 10 TV Shows That Pushed the Limits of Censorship

    10 TV Shows That Pushed the Limits of Censorship

    What was once considered obscene and indecent on television is laughable by today's standards. But shows have pushed boundaries as long as there's been TV. Which have given the FCC and network censors the most stress? See more »

  • Classic TV Challenge

    Classic TV Challenge

    When TV sets made their way into American homes in the 1940s, it marked a cultural transformation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend more than half their leisure time watching television. So what have we been watching all these years? See more »

  • How 'Fight Quest' Works

    How 'Fight Quest' Works

    The first rule of Fight Quest is -- well there are no rules. Discovery puts two fighters to the test as they travel the world and learn some pretty brutal fighting techniques -- and try them out on each other. See more »

  • How 'Junkyard Wars' Works

    How 'Junkyard Wars' Works

    TLC's "Junkyard Wars" puts two teams head to head in a race to build a specific complicated working machine out of random trash. Take a look behind the scenes of the "Junkyard Wars" game show, how it started, and how you can get on. See more »

  • How 'Planet Earth' Works

    How 'Planet Earth' Works

    Planet Earth captures images of the Earth that no one has ever seen before, from a super slow-motion shot of a great white shark killing a seal, to footage of the deepest cave in the world. Go behind the cameras to find out how you make a show about the entire planet. See more »

  • How Being A Reality Show Contestant Really Works

    How Being A Reality Show Contestant Really Works

    Many people want to be on today's popular reality shows but don't necessarily know what being a contestant entails. Ready for sleepless nights and "creative" editing? See more »

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