Circus

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This series goes behind the scenes to follow the lives of the performers and crew of the Big Apple Circus for the entirety of the 2008-2009 touring season.

Upcoming Air Dates
  • #101 — First of May |
    New Monday, Oct 2 at 12am TPT 2
  • #102 — One Ring Family |
    New Monday, Oct 9 at 12am TPT 2
  • #103 — Change On!/Survival of the Fittest |
    New Monday, Oct 16 at 12am TPT 2
  • #104 — Survival of the Fittest |
    New Monday, Oct 23 at 12am TPT 2
  • #105 — Born to Be Circus/Down The Road |
    New Monday, Oct 30 at 12am TPT 2
  • #101 — First of May
    Go behind the scenes and meet the fascinating, wildly diverse Big Apple Circus family -- the clowns and the wire-walkers, the front office staff and the rough-and-tumble ring crew -- as they gear up for their annual 350-performance tour.
    New Monday, Oct 2 at 12am TPT 2
  • #102 — One Ring Family
    One Ring Family - Feel the tension mount as rivalries and romances blossom and the circus' first dress rehearsal approaches. The show is nowhere near ready -- and the fate of more than a few performers hangs in the balance.
    New Monday, Oct 9 at 12am TPT 2
  • #103 — Change On!/Survival of the Fittest
    Join the circus at their first performance stop in Virginia, where dramatic last-minute changes to the show, lackluster ticket sales and a cancer diagnosis ratchet up the pressure.
    New Monday, Oct 16 at 12am TPT 2
  • #104 — Survival of the Fittest
    Experience winter in New York, which means packed stands under the big top and misery on the back lot -- as the weather wrecks havoc on the tent, the trailers and the health of the company and crew.
    New Monday, Oct 23 at 12am TPT 2
  • #105 — Born to Be Circus/Down The Road
    Big Apple Circus founder Paul Binder embarks on his annual trip to scout new talent at the renowned Monte Carlo circus festival. Not only is this one of the glitziest social events of the year, but it's also an opportunity to stay connected with the international circus community, the extended family if you will. Here, we learn about the long tradition of circus, and how those in this community are working to ensure that circus survives. We meet the Anastasini family -- Luciano and Gladis who are in charge of this year's dog act, and their sons Adriano and Brando -- who come from 9 generations of circus performers. Both Luciano and Gladis grew up in the circus, and it is the only life they know. But will their sons be content to carry on the family legacy?
    New Monday, Oct 30 at 12am TPT 2

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