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Show Guide: 'Cold War Armageddon'


Synopsis:
The Cold War – an era when nuclear weapons kept the entire world on edge, as political and military tensions simmered among global super powers. With great change on the horizon, the world watched as Russia, China and the United States flexed their military muscles on the global stage, each one determined to reshape the world in their own image. Premiering Wednesday, October 12 at 10/9c, American Heroes Channel’s (AHC) new eight-part series "Cold War Armageddon" transports viewers back forty years as the horrors of World War II ended, and a new kind of war began. When the push of a single button could trigger mass destruction, "Cold War Armageddon" examines how the world was changed forever in one of the greatest power struggles in history.

The Cast:

Production Credits:
"Cold War Armageddon" is produced by Big Media and KM Plus Media with Martin Kase,  Danny Wilk and Jon Loew as executive producers, and Max Serio as producer. For American Heroes Channel, Ron Simon is executive producer, Shane Bowler is producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel, and Destination America.

The Episodes:
Season One Episode Guide (American Heroes)
1-01 Rise Of The Superpowers--10/12/2016
Two superpowers face off, poised for swift and terrible action, threatening to annihilate one another at a moment’s notice. It was the start of an all-out arms race, a propaganda battle and at times, a very dangerous game. This is beginning of the Cold War. 

1-02 Paranoia--10/19/2016
As the propaganda war and the arms race rage on, the 1950's becomes the decade of paranoia. The stalemate between democracy and communism reaches a fever pitch as the word descends further in chaos...closer to the edge of what could mean WWIII.

1-03 Revolution--10/26/2016
The bitter rivalry between capitalism and communism causes Russia to seal itself behind the Iron Curtain. As loved ones are separated, Eastern Europeans ban together in a series of revolutions. 

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Show Guide: 'Cooked'

Synopsis: From best-selling author Michael Pollan (The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food), Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), and an all-star cast of directors and cinematographers comes the Netflix Original Documentary Series COOKED, which examines the primal human need to cook and issues a clarion call for a return to the kitchen in order to reclaim lost traditions and restore balance to our lives.

Each of the series’ four episodes examines one of the physical elements used throughout the ages to transform raw ingredients into delicious dishes: fire, water, air, and earth. COOKED takes viewers on a visually stunning journey to meet, among others: an Aboriginal tribe in Western Australia that fire-roasts Australian monitor lizards, a Connecticut Benedictine nun and microbiologist who makes traditional French cheese, Peruvian brewers who use human saliva to ferment a traditional beverage, and an ancient Moroccan granary powered by rivers. Each episode also returns to Pollan cooking in his Berkeley, California, kitchen, appetizingly delivering his core message that, surrounded as we are by fast food culture and processed foods, cooking our own meals is the single best thing we can do to take charge of our health and well being. (Courtesy

Netflix, 2016)

Production Credits:
The series is a co-production of Netflix and Jigsaw Productions. Michael Pollan, Alex Gibney, Stacey Offman, Caroline Suh, Lisa Nishimura and Adam Del Deo serve as executive producers.

The Episodes:
Season One Episode Guide (Netflix)
1-01 Fire--02/19/2016
With help from Aboriginal hunters and a barbecue pit master, Pollan shows how fire shaped human gastronomy, and weighs our duty to the animals we eat.

1-02 Water--02/19/2016
Pollan looks to the kitchens of India for a lesson in the value of pot cooking and examines the consequences of eating highly processed food.

1-03 Air--02/19/2016
Visit food labs and Moroccan fields as Pollan delves into the science of bread-making and the nature of gluten.

1-04 Earth--02/19/2016
Discover how microbes help turn raw ingredients into delicacies like chocolate and cheese as Pollan tackles the mysterious process of fermentation.

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Episode Guide: 'Elementary' - Season One

ElementarySynopsis: "Elementary" stars Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare – a sober companion, Dr. Watson. A successful surgeon until she lost a patient and her license three years ago, Watson views her current job as another opportunity to help people, as well as paying a penance. However, the restless Sherlock is nothing like her previous clients. He informs her that none of her expertise as an addiction specialist applies to him and he’s
devised his own post-rehab regimen – resuming his work as a police consultant in New York City.

Watson has no choice but to accompany her irascible new charge on his jobs. But Sherlock finds her medical background helpful, and Watson realizes she has a knack for playing investigator. Sherlock’s police contact, Capt. Thomas Gregson, knows from previous experience working with Scotland Yard that Sherlock is brilliant at closing cases, and welcomes him as part of the team, which includes Detective Marcus Bell. Groomed as Gregson’s protege, Bell is a top-notch investigator with sharp intuition and formidable interrogation skills. Although initially skeptical of Holmes and his unorthodox methods, Bell begins to recognize Sherlock as an asset in their investigations. With the mischievous Sherlock Holmes now running free in New York solving crime, it’s simple deduction that he’s going to need someone to keep him grounded, and it’s elementary that it’s a job for Watson. (Courtesy CBS, 2012)

1-01 Pilot--09/27/2012

1-02 While You Were Sleeping--10/04/2012

1-03 Child Predator--10/18/2012

1-04 The Rat Race--10/25/2012

1-05 Lesser Evils--11/01/2012
Sherlock tries to determine who has been killing weak and terminal patients at a hospital, making it look like they died of natural causes. Meanwhile, Sherlock learns more about Joan’s decision to walk away from her surgical career.
Written by:
Liza Friedman
Directed by:
Colin Busky
Guest stars:
David Harbour as Dr. Baldwin, David Costabile as Janitor, Anika Noni Rose as Dr. Carrie Dwyer, Ben Rappaport as Dr. Cahill, Eric Deskin as Richard Sanchez, Jenni Barber as Jacqueline Zoltana, Rozi Baker as Morgan Duncan, Jonathan C. Kaplan as Barista Dave, Jay Klaitz as Morgue attendant, Shauna Miles as Nurse and Eric Englishman as Security guard #1.

1-06 Flight Risk--11/08/2012

1-07 One Way to Get Off--11/15/2012

1-08 The Long Fuse--11/29/2012

1-09 You Do It To Yourself--12/06/2012

1-10 The Leviathan--12/13/2012

1-11 Dirty Laundry--01/03/2012

1-12 M.--01/20/2013

1-13 The Red Team--01/31/2013

1-14 The Deductionist--02/03/2013
Sherlock pursues Martin Ennis (Terry Kinney), an unpredictable criminal, before he strikes again. During the investigation, Sherlock is forced to work alongside Kathryn Drummond (Kari Matchett), the FBI profiler who literally wrote the book on Ennis. Meanwhile, Watson faces eviction from her apartment.
Written by:
Craig Sweeny and Robert Doherty
Directed by:
John Polson
Guest stars:
Kari Matchett as Kathryn Drummond; Terry Kinney as Martin Ennis; Roger Robinson as Bruce Kushner; Jessica Hecht   as Patricia Ennis; Che Ayende as Vasquez; David Wilson Barnes as Cooper; Scott Jaeck as Maxwell Krebs; Napiera Groves as Sexy Woman #1; Elizabeth Masucci as Sexy Woman #2; Scott Whitehurst as Doctor; Nikiya Mathis as ; Whitney Kimball Long as Sophie;
Christopher Burns as Detective; Jesse Lenat as Homeless; Jason Babinsky as Uniformed Cop #1; Kohler McKenzie as Uniformed Cop #2; Jessie Hochmuth as Reggie and Elizabeth Ariosto as Cindy.

1-15 A Giant Gun, Filled with Drugs--02/07/2013

1-16 Details--02/14/2013

1-17 Possibility Two--02/21/2013
Sherlock investigates a case involving a wealthy philanthropist who believes his incurable illness was given to him on purpose. Meanwhile, Sherlock tries to teach Joan his deductive skills by sending her to a suspicious dry cleaning establishment.
Written by:
Mark Goffman
Directed by:
Seith Mann
Guest stars:
Dennis Boutsikaris as Gerald Lydon, Christopher Sieber as Carter Lydon, Michael Izquierdo as Josh Lydon, Steven Hauck as Crabtree, Bennett Bradley as Ms. Tompkins, Jennifer Lim as Natasha Kademan, David Furr as Paul Reeves, Gibson Frazier as Raph Keating, Albert Jones as Benny Cordero, Barbara Miluski as Agnieszka, Aleksander Mici as Ludoslaw, Tom Galantich as Brian Watt, Caroline Strong as Ashley Mitchell, Annalaina Marks as Miss Angel, Justine Cotsonas as Miss Angel, Patricia Conolly as Greta Dunwoody and George Bartenieff as Jurgi.

1-18 Deja Vu All Over Again--03/14/2013
Joan takes her first solo case: the disappearance of a woman who left her husband a tearful break-up video that mentioned a murder on a subway platform. Meanwhile, Sherlock is intrigued by the subway murder and decides to investigate.
Written by:
Brian Rodenbeck
Directed by:
Jerry Levine
Guest stars:
Susan Pourfar as Emily Hankins, Ato Essandoh as Alfredo Llamosa, Josh Hamilton as Drew Gardner, Geneva Carr as Rebecca Burrell, Jim True-Frost as Anson Samuels, Timothy Sekk as Ken, Victoria Cartagena as Hope, Roxanna Hope as Callie Burrell, Penny McNamee as Vivian Tulley, Kenneth Tigar as Philip Armistead and Jimmy Palumbo as Security Guard.

1-19 Snow Angels--04/14/2013
Sherlock and Joan try to prevent a robbery from one of the largest cash vaults in the country during the middle of a Nor’easter. Meanwhile, Sherlock tries to help a transgender woman who is recovering from her latest break-up.
Written by:
Jason Tracey
Directed by:
Andrew Bernstein
Guest stars:

1-20 Dead Man's Switch--04/25/2013

1-21 A Landmark Story--05/02/2013

1-22 Risk Management--05/09/2013

1-23 The Woman--05/16/2013

1-24 Heroine--05/16/2013

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Show Guide: 'Cannonball Run 2001'

Cannonball Run 2001Synopsis: In 1971, 23 lunatics and eight vehicles drove America wild and created a legend. In 2001, 18 lunatics, six vehicles and one network plan to do it again! In a five-night stretch from Sunday, August 5 - Thursday, August 9 at 10PM ET/PT, six-mismatched teams of three people travel the back roads of America from New York to California in tricked-out vehicles using any means available to sabotage their rivals and get to the finish line with the quickest time in a coast-to-coast dash for cash.

The teams consist of two Playboy Playmates and a seminary student; a loving couple paired with the guy's ex-girlfriend; an early 1970's model hearse filled with reality stars, Susan Hawk (Survivor), Jeff Varner (Survivor: The Australian Outback) and Kaya Wittenburg (Temptation Island); two party-crazed frat boys and a 70-year-old grandmother; two Southern "good ole boys" paired with an Ivy League, Chardonnay-sipping, society girl; and two rappers with a rap-hating firefighter.

Each episode tracks the teams as they compete in challenges between two major checkpoints on their route. Armed with a minimal allowance to cover daily expenses, the teams will face cash bonus temptations that can cost them time and the race. USA's Cannonball Run 2001: Race Across America will throw wrenches into the works such as lost keys, siphoned gas, and detours into less-than-paved roads. The biggest challenge, however, will be each other. Sabotage and smarts are the name of the game in this battle of wills on wheels. (Courtesy USA, 2001)

Team Profiles:
Alpha Gamma Grandma
Castaways
Forbidden Fruit
Hip Hop And Pop
Hog Wild
Third Wheel

Airdates:
Debuted on the USA Network on Sunday, August 5th, 2001.

The Episodes:
1-1 Episode One--08/05/2001

The rally kicks off in New York City, where six diverse teams compete against each other in their first road challenge, the Valet Volley. Hog Wild is the first car to complete the challenge and hit the road. Their next destination: Blacksburg, VA. Hip Hop is next, followed by Alpha Gamma, 3rd Wheel and Forbidden Fruit. Castaways are last.

During the long drive, 3rd Wheel gets lost, and Forbidden Fruit and Hog Wild have mechanical breakdowns. Around 9:00 PM, Hip Hop reaches the checkpoint first, followed by Alpha Gamma and the Castaways. Forbidden Fruit arrives after midnight on a flatbed, followed by Hog Wild, also on a flatbed.

The next day, Forbidden Fruit attempts to sabotage Hip Hop before the stagger start begins. Hip Hop manages to successfully punch out in time and heads for a nearby demolition derby, where they take on two professional derby drivers. Afterwards, they meet their third teammate, Carl (Pop). He tells them that their next destination is Alpharetta, GA, and they hit the road.

As the day wears on, all of the other teams complete the demo derby and meet their third teammates. Alpha Gamma is joined by Princess, a 75-year old grandma; 3rd Wheel is joined by Dana, Matt’s ex-girlfriend; Castaways is joined by Kaya, one of the stars of “Temptation Island.”

During the drive to Alpharetta, GA, the frat boys subject Princess to an obscene game of “I Never,” Dana and Matt argue about their nasty breakup and Forbidden Fruit breaks down again.

By the end of Day 2, Hip Hop and Pop has held onto its lead and reached the finish line first. Alpha Gamma Grandma comes in second, Castaways are third and 3rd Wheel in fourth. Hog Wild rolls in after daybreak and Forbidden Fruit arrives at noon, once again, on a flatbed.

1-2 Episode Two
The teams begin leg two of Cannonball Run in Atlanta, Georgia. Before the race begins, an alliance between The Castaways, 3rd Wheel and Hog Wild is formed, while Forbidden Fruit trades in their pink Cadillac for a more reliable car.

The race begins at the Catch the Keys Jump-Start. Together, one member from each team must catch pigs with a collar that matches their team color. Attached to the collar is a key. When they find the key that starts their car, they can begin the race. When Lee yells go, the race begins and everyone hops into the pigpen. Hip Hop and Pop are out of the gate first, followed closely by Alpha Gamma Grandma. To their surprise, when they arrive at the gate, it’s locked. Soon the other teams make it out of “Catch the Keys” and all the cars stockpile at the gate. Everyone has become a victim of the Castaways’ first sabotage.

As everyone tries to figure out the order of who will exit the farm first, the Playmates come up with the idea to steal the keys out of the hearse to get back at the Castaways. They accomplish their mission, but in the process break the rules of the game. After much discussion by the racers, Lee announces that Forbidden Fruit is disqualified.

With a team eliminated, the gate is opened and only five teams hit the open road. While driving to Pearle, Mississippi, the Castaways score their first EZ pass. Jane and Dana become fast friends and Matt looks like the third wheel. Hog Wild gives us their thoughts about their lack of confidence in the newly formed alliance. In the Alpha Gamma Grandma car, Princess tries to teach the guys some manners, and they continue to see how much they can get away with. Just outside of Pearl, Mississippi, Hip Hop and Pop are pulled over by the police at gunpoint and their car is searched, causing them to lose a significant amount of time.

Alpha Gamma Grandma crosses the finish line first, followed by Hog Wild, then Hip Hop and Pop, the Castaways, and finally, 3rd Wheel. Before going to sleep, Matt and Jane get into a deep conversation about their relationship. Meanwhile, the Castaways decide they have to stop Alpha Gamma Grandma.

The following morning the Castaways strike again and round up a group of locals to help them with their next sabotage. The locals block in Alpha’s Camaro as they leave the hotel. They hold them up for forty-five minutes before the police come and allow them to get back on the road.

The drive to Ft. Worth is filled with teams scoring EZ passes. Matt apologizes to Jane and Dana about his jealous behavior and all the cars have a smooth ride to Texas. The cars cross the finish line in the same order they left Mississippi. Alpha crosses first, Hog Wild second, Hip Hop third, the Castaways fourth and 3rd Wheel last. With everyone at the finish line, Alpha and Hip Hop decide to watch each other’s back to guard against the Castaways. The Castaways, on the other hand, reveal they never know what they’ll do next, but you can count on something.