The Five Weirdest Reality TV Shows Coming This Season

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Is it just us, or is tv getting more bizarre by the day? Five years ago, if you'd asked us if a show about storage facilities would be successful, we'd have yawned in your face. Today, of course, Storage Wars is just the tip of the "watch these weird people with unorthodox jobs" genre iceberg. There's Pawn Stars; there's Hillbilly Handfishin'; soon, there might even be Pool, Poker and Pain.

And it's only getting bigger. The post-holiday tv lull is over, and it's bringing even more oddly compelling programming about the world's wackiest characters. So fire up your DVR and let these new shows confuse and amuse you.



Show: American Stuffers
Premieres: Jan. 5 on Animal Planet
The story: Take a trip to the aptly named town of Romance, Arkansas, where taxidermist Daniel Ross and his family help keep the love between locals and their pets alive -- by stuffing dead animals for display. These aren't your run-of-the-mill, trophy-moose-on-the-wall animals; if you believe the commercials, these guys make a living turning newly dead dogs into plushies. Then we all watch the owners cry in delight.
Should you watch? If you're considering veganism.



Show: Shipping Wars
Premieres: Jan. 10 on A&E
The story: From the network that dared us to be interested in industries like antiquing and crab fishing comes Shipping Wars, an inside look into the cutthroat, action-packed world of picking a thing up in one place and bringing it to another. Airplanes! Construction equipment! Giant lawn gnomes! These independent shippers will stop at nothing to feed their lust for oversized object transportation.
Should you watch? If Storage Wars is your thing, Shipping Wars is the next logical (albeit troubling) step.



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