This short puppet-animated film criticizes American toy companies for their militaristic toys and marketing which fosters politically aggressive attitudes. Catalogues and building sets made by the American toy companies Aurora and Lindberg report on the ways they are misused for imperialist manipulation. The film particularly emphasizes the rehabilitation and propagation of the German imperialist military tradition, which is seen as responsible for destroying humanistic viewpoints and replacing them with perverted and sadistic attitudes towards humanity.
American version of the culinary competition series that gives talented kids between the ages of 8 and 13 the chance to showcase their culinary abilities and passion for food through a series of delicious challenges. Celebrated food experts coach and encourage the promising hopefuls to cook like pros and teach them the tricks of the trade along the way.
Aspiring entrepreneurs pitch various business ideas to "The Sharks" -- tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons -- in hopes of landing an investment.
Little Britain USA is an American spin-off-continuation of British sketch show, Little Britain, produced and aired by HBO. As in the British series, Matt Lucas and David Walliams play the majority of the characters: originals such as Lou and Andy, Daffyd Thomas, Sebastian Love, Marjorie Dawes and Vicky Pollard, as well as new characters not previously seen in the British series. The first series started filming in March 2008 in Wilmington, North Carolina. HBO showed the first episode of the season in the United States on September 28, 2008; The Movie Network broadcast it in Canada the same day, followed by BBC One on October 3 in the UK. New guest-stars include Rachael Harris, Bob Stephenson, Paul Rudd, Hilarie Burton, Vivica A. Fox, and Sting. Michael Patrick Jann served as executive producer of the series and directed the majority of the shows. David Schwimmer directed studio-based segments of the show. Rosie O'Donnell also makes an appearance in a "Fat Fighters" segment. The series was released on DVD in the UK by 2entertain in August 2009.
The strongest vocalists from across the United states compete in a blockbusters vocal competition, the winner becomes “The Voice.” The show's innovative format features four stages of competition: the blind auditions, the battle rounds, the knockouts and, finally, the live performance shows.
Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock provides an insider's view of diverse social and economic issues facing Americans today.
The series focuses on an eccentric motley crew that is the Smith family and their three housemates: Father, husband, and breadwinner Stan Smith; his better half housewife, Francine Smith; their college-aged daughter, Hayley Smith; and their high-school-aged son, Steve Smith. Outside of the Smith family, there are three additional main characters, including Hayley's boyfriend turned husband, Jeff Fischer; the family's man-in-a-goldfish-body pet, Klaus; and most notably the family's zany alien, Roger, who is "full of masquerades, brazenness, and shocking antics."
Palmerstown, U.S.A. is a drama series that aired on CBS from March 20, 1980 to June 9, 1981. It centers on the lives of two 9-year-old best friends, one black and one white, growing up in a small Southern town during the 1930s.
MT-USA was an Irish music television programme broadcast between 1984 and 1987. Known for the slogan, "Music Television USA - Music never looked better", it was produced by Green Apple Productions, co-founded by the show's presenter Vincent Hanley. MT-USA was broadcast on RTÉ on Sunday afternoons and during the 1984-85 series was repeated on Friday nights. Each edition ran for three hours. Each block of videos was followed by a segment filmed in New York City with Hanley introducing the videos, discussing American music and culture, and interviewing a celebrity. RTÉ described him as Europe's first VJ. The videos were primarily American acts, many previously little-known in Ireland., but the show also featured English pop chart acts, as well as up and coming Irish acts such as U2. A double-CD and DVD compilation featuring acts from the show’s heyday went on release on 16 November 2007.
The super positive, millennial students of High School USA! confront all the unique challenges of growing up in this modern world. Our gang of kids confronts everything from cyber-bullying to sexting to national Adderall shortages. And that’s all before they get home from school where they have to deal with their crazy parents. Just regular kids, doing regular things.
Lovetown, USA is an American reality documentary television series on the Oprah Winfrey Network that premiered on August 19, 2012. Lovetown, USA follows the community in Kingsland, GA as they take on Oprah's challenge to become one loving community in 30 days.
This hit cooking competition series sees award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay and other celebrity chefs put a group of contestants through a series of challenges and elimination rounds, in order to turn one home cook into a culinary master.
¿Qué Pasa, U.S.A.? is America's first bilingual situation comedy, and the first sitcom to be produced for PBS. It was produced and taped in front of a live studio audience at PBS member station WPBT in Miami, Florida and aired on PBS member stations nationwide. The program explored the trials and tribulations faced by the Peñas, a Cuban-American family living in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood, as they struggled to cope with a new country and a new language. The series was praised as being very true-to-life and accurately, if humorously, portraying the life and culture of Miami's Cuban-American population.
USA High is an American teen sitcom which ran from August 1997 to June 1999, ended after 95 episodes, and reran until August 4, 2001 on USA Network.
A story of two childhood friends, Junior and Steve, who grew up watching the 80's crack epidemic unfold. They loved the loyalty and brotherhood they exposed to and so their mission became to create the same bond and team. Investing in a nightclub was one of the key plans and just as their plans were being solidified Steve went down on a murder rap. Fortunately it was ruled self defense but Steve had to serve 5 years. While Steve was down Junior formed a brotherhood and took over the streets as he continued the mission they set out to accomplish. Around the time of Steve's tensions in the streets were mounting and certain individuals had to be taken out of the equation which created deeper tensions and complications. This gritty street series will keep you captivated from the first episode as the drama in the streets of Killumbia unfolds.
The WB's Superstar USA is a television show which spoofed the popular show American Idol. Essentially that show's polar opposite, Superstar USA told contestants they were looking for the best singer when they were actually looking for the worst. Hosted by Brian McFayden, people first audition before three judges in four cities across the United States. Finalists were chosen based on the lie that they were the most likely to be able to parlay their win into a successful recording contact based on talent. However, the audition process was the opposite of American Idol as good singers were mocked and told no while bad singers were given gushing praise and passed to the next round. Said finalists were subjected to makeovers where they were encouraged to emulate pop stars. Contestants would then be falsely encouraged and praised by the judges as well as the stylists, choreographers and vocal coaches; in particular, they would be encouraged to try and stretch their vocal range far beyond what they could actually reach. Contestants with charistmatic personalities, such as the singer/songwriter pro-cheerleader Nina "Diva", were heavily encouraged to follow all of the producer driven directives.
Petsburgh USA was an American television program about pets, pets and more pets that premiered in 1998. It was hosted by Brianne Leary and was filmed at a soundstage in the Disney-MGM Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL.
MasterChef USA is an American competitive cooking show that aired on PBS from 2000 to 2001. The series was hosted by Gary Rhodes, and was considered as a hit among cooking shows of PBS. The series was directly formatted from BBC's MasterChef, which used Rhodes as host during 2001. The show had two seasons . The first season premiered on April 1, 2000 with a total of 13 half-hour long episodes and 1 hour long special. 27 contestants arose from the auditions held in each region, in which office manager Nancy Vaziri of Homewood, Illinois won the title of MasterChef 2000. The second season started on April 7, 2001 with a total of 13 half-hour long episodes as well as 1 hour long special. Similarly, 27 contestants advanced; wherein business owner Geoffrey Hill of Evanston, Illinois was proclaimed as MasterChef 2001.
CD USA, which debuted in 2006, is an American music television show airing exclusively on DirecTV's" The 101" network in the United States. The show is an American version of CD:UK, a similarly themed music show on ITV in the UK. Its hosts are John Wynn, Becky Baeling, and formerly, Jonathan Redford. Malikha Mallette also does occasional New York City interviews. CD USA is similar to American Bandstand in many ways. The show is also currently broadcast in Southeast Asia, on the Channel V music network.