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Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Kym: You know, don’t ask. Don’t ask. You know what you see the other side.
Dr. Drew: Why you don’t have your breakfast Jim?
Kym: I know.
Dr. Drew: Jim, this is your facial.
Dr. Jim: Oh, my God!
Dr. Drew: You’re not supposed to be eating this.
Kym: You know what, that always happens.
Dr. Jim: I was hungry.
Kym: That always happens with me. I have a chocolate facial in the fridge, it’s gone. A blueberry smoothie facial, it’s gone. You’re eating the facial.
Dr. Jim: Please tell me this is milk.
Kym: It was milk.
Dr. Jim: Okay.
Dr. Travis: Mixed in with the first two beauty treatments.
Dr. Lisa: Yes.
Dr. Drew: So what do you have here for Jim?
Kym: Alright, now this is—
Dr. Drew: And quite eating your facial.
Dr. Jim: I'm sorry. I'm hungry.
Kym: Exactly, this is in a pinch you guys and it’s from my book, The Beauty Cookbook, so it’s 200 recipes not to put in your body but to put on your body. And these are things that you have in a pinch.
All right, grab this it’s a Cherrios ground up in a blender.
Dr. Drew: So oats.
Kym: Exactly, oats are great for just exfoliating the skin, so let’s not do it—
Dr. Drew: Are you ready to--?
Kym: Let’s put it on here.
Dr. Jim: Do something about my cross feet there.
Kym: I know, there we go.
Dr. Drew: I’m going to work hard on this cross feet.
Kym: Look it now, the oats are great for exfoliating you guys. Then we put in one lemon which is great you know the citric acid.
Dr. Drew: I like the fruit acid.
Kym: Exactly, oh my gosh, He’s so cute. Look at how we work with this. And then honey, it’s a moisturizer.
Dr. Jim: You know that.
Kym: It helps get rid of any bacteria right? So you put this on your favorite, your Cherrios are falling all over you. But it’s really great. Can you feel yourself getting exfoliated? Look at you, you look 10 years younger.
Dr. Jim: I feel like I’m chewing something.
Dr. Drew: I think he wants to go back to eating his Cherrios.
Kym: Exactly, now this is a potato salad facial. Do you want it?
Dr. Drew: Now, the potato salad --
Kym: Exactly, now the oil in the --
Dr. Drew: Vinegar, right?
Kym: Vinegar and oil.
Dr. Jim: Salicylic acid.
Kym: Vinegar is absolutely great for again, tightening and firming and--
Dr. Jim: Are you sure this isn’t one of the other facials—
Kym: No, it is not. Who’s paranoid over here? Seriously you can use things from your own home like the potato salad. The mayonnaise that goes in the potato salad facial, isn’t this great? You’re so handsome.
Dr. Jim: Yes, this is great.
Dr. Drew: Hey Jim, kudos to you buddy for being so brave. Thanks.