30 Days (TV series)

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30 Days
30 Days logotype
Created by Morgan Spurlock
Starring Morgan Spurlock
Narrated by Morgan Spurlock
Opening theme "The Passenger," Iggy Pop
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 18 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) John Landgraf
Ben Silverman
H.T. Owens
Morgan Spurlock
R. J. Cutler
Producer(s) Sebastian Doggart
Running time 45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel FX Networks
Original run June 15, 2005 (2005-06-15) – July 8, 2008 (2008-07-08)
External links
Website

30 Days is a reality television show on the FX cable network in the United States, created and hosted by Morgan Spurlock. In each episode, Spurlock, or some other person or group of people, spend 30 days immersing themselves in a particular lifestyle with which they are unfamiliar (e.g. working for minimum wage, being in prison, a Christian living as a Muslim etc.), while discussing related social issues. As in Spurlock's film, Super Size Me, there are a number of rules unique to each situation which must be followed during each such experiment. At least one episode each season has featured Spurlock as the person spending the month in the particular lifestyle.

Season one premiered on June 15, 2005, and its respective DVD set was released July 11, 2006. The second season premiered on July 26, 2006. Season 3 of 30 Days premiered on June 3, 2008.[1] Later that same year, FX said that it would not be renewing the series for a fourth season, effectively canceling the show.[2] The show has recently been picked up for re-air by Planet Green, though no new episodes have been ordered.

In the United Kingdom, the program is broadcast on More4 and Channel 4. In Australia, the program is broadcast on Network Ten and Lifestyle Channel. It currently airs in Canada on Independent Film Channel and Canal Vie. It also airs on FX in Latin America. In Norway it airs on TV 2. In Sweden it airs on TV4 and Kanal 9.

Episode listing[edit]

First season[edit]

Episode No. Topic Original airdate
101 Minimum Wage June 15, 2005
102 Anti-Aging June 22, 2005
103 Muslims and America June 29, 2005
104 Straight Man in a Gay World July 6, 2005
105 Off the Grid July 13, 2005
106 Binge Drinking Mom July 20, 2005

Second season[edit]

Episode No. Topic Original Airdate
201 Immigration July 26, 2006
202 Outsourcing August 2, 2006
203 Atheist vs. Christian August 9, 2006
204 New Age August 16, 2006 Pro-life, Pro-choice August 23, 2006
206 Jail August 30, 2006

Third season[edit]

Episode No. Topic Original Airdate
301 Working in a Coal Mine June 3, 2008
302 Living in a Wheelchair June 10, 2008
303 Animal Rights June 17, 2008
304 Same Sex Parenting June 24, 2008
305 Gun Nation July 1, 2008
306 Life on an Indian Reservation July 8, 2008

DVD releases[edit]

DVD Name Release Date # of eps Additional Information
Season 1 July 11, 2006 6 Commentary on selected episodes, and diary cam on all episodes.
Season 2 July 1, 2008 6
Season 3 May 18, 2010 6
Complete Boxset May 18, 2010 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schneider, Michael (2008-03-19). "'30 Days' to return for third season". Variety. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  2. ^ Weprin, Alex (2008-11-06). "Exclusive: FX Cancels '30 Days'". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 

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