AETV.com SITE NEWS
Check out exclusive Dog the Bounty Hunter videos.
John Force: May 4
Candy Finnigan: May 18
Christa Miller: May 28
$100K Unit Sweeps 2nd Season 3rd Season 4th Season 9/11 Documentaries A&E Aftermath with William Shatner American Hoggers Amityville The Final Testament Appearance Awards Bag Of Bones Bag of Bones Barter Kings Bates Motel Be the Boss Beyond Scared Straight Billy The Exterminator Billy the Exterminator Bob Saget Bordertown Laredo Breakout Kings CRIME 360 Cajun Justice Coma Criminal Minds Criss Angel Mindfreak Dark Score Stories Dog The Bounty Hunter Dog the Bounty Hunter Driving Force Duck Dynasty Extreme Paranormal Fix This Yard Flipped Flipped Off Fugitive Chronicles Gene Simmons Family Jewels Growing Up Gotti Growing Up Twisted Hammertime Heavy History Hoarders Home Video Hulk Hogan IndieFilms Intervention Interview Jacked: Auto Theft Task Force Keyshawn Johnson Kirstie Alleys Big Life Lifetime Longmire Manhunters Modern Dads Monster In-Laws Obsessed PANIC 9-1-1 Paranormal Cops Paranormal State Parking Wars Participate Paul Simon Pierce Brosnan Press Release Private Sessions Project Startup Psychic Kids Rambug Real Life. Change Relapse Rodeo Girls Rookies Runaway Squad Season Premiere Season Six Finale Sell This House Series Premiere Shipping Wars Southie Rules Stephen King Steven Seagal Lawman Storage Wars Storage Wars Texas Storage Wars: Texas Strange Days with Bob Saget THE FIRST 48 Tattoo Highway Teach: Tony Danza Teamsters The Andromeda Strain The Beast The Cleaner The First 48 The First 48 Missing Persons The First 48: Missing Persons The Glades The Governor's Wife The Hasselhoffs The Jacksons A Family Dynasty The Killer Speaks The Long Island Serial Killer The Peacemaker The Recovery Project The September Issue The Squad: Prison Police The Two Coreys The Unexplained Those Who Kill Under African Skies Watch Apps
A&E'S "Beyond Scared Straight" returns for a second season on Thursday, August 18
ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING PRODUCER ARNOLD SHAPIRO SHINES A LIGHT ON PRISON AND JAIL DETERRENCE PROGRAMS AIMED AT HELPING TROUBLED TEENS
A&E brings its hit original series "Beyond Scared Straight" back for a second season with a special 90-minute premiere on Thursday, August 18 at 10PM ET/PT on A&E.
The series, which became A&E's most-watched series premiere in network history, profiles dramatic prison and jail deterrence programs aimed at keeping today's at-risk teens from becoming tomorrow's prisoners. "Beyond Scared Straight" is inspired by "Scared Straight!," the Academy Award and multiple Emmy-winning documentary film by Arnold Shapiro.
Each one-hour episode focuses on a different existing "behind bars" program in the U.S. and follows four at-risk teens -- before they attend the program, throughout their day behind bars, immediately afterwards -- and then follows up with them one-month later to see the lasting impact of the experience on their lives. A combination of confrontation, information and communication, these youth-offender programs put boys and girls of all ethnicities, ages 11 to 18, into intensive one-day "incarceration" sessions that show them the consequences of bad choices and criminal behavior.
In the season premiere, a group of defiant teens visit the Mecklenburg County Jail in Charlotte, NC, and go head-to-head with terrifying inmates and an even tougher female jail deputy. This new season's highlights include other never-before-seen moments including: teens kept in cells all night in a unique overnight program; one teen who is thrown out for defiant, combative behavior; teens witness inmates being tasered and extracted from cells; teens visit the morgue; teens required to wear "scarlet letter" signs listing their offenses and more.
The series premiere of "Beyond Scared Straight" was A&E's most-watched original series launch of all-time, attracting a record-breaking 3.7 million total viewers and 2.2 million in adults 18-49 and 2.1 million in adults 25-54.
"Beyond Scared Straight" is produced by Arnold Shapiro Productions for A&E Network. Executive Producer is Arnold Shapiro. Co-Executive Producer is Paul J. Coyne. A&E Executive Producers are David McKillop and Laura Fleury.