Owner's Manual (TV series)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Owner's Manual
Owner's Manual series logo.jpg
Presented by
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Alex Piper
  • Jerry McNutt
  • Jonathan Koch
  • Steve Michaels
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Asylum Entertainment
Original networkAMC
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseAugust 15 (2013-08-15) –
September 26, 2013 (2013-09-26)
External links

Owner's Manual is an American reality television series that airs on AMC and premiered on August 15, 2013.[1] Announced in November 2012, the series' first season consists of eight, half-hour episodes.[2] Owner's Manual tests whether it is best to read the included owner’s manual or not by representing each side of the divide in a weekly challenge. Ed Sanders and Marcus Hunt attempt to operate machinery and technology each week with one man working strictly from the manual and the other using his instincts.[3]


No.TitleOriginal air dateProd.
U.S. viewers
1"Stunt Plane"August 15, 2013 (2013-08-15)1010.32[4]
Marcus and Ed are challenged to master aerobatic maneuvers in stunt planes.
2"Locomotive"August 15, 2013 (2013-08-15)1020.24[4]
The men are asked to attach rail cars to a locomotive in hopes to sustain a ride without losing the cargo.
3"Off Roading"August 22, 2013 (2013-08-22)1030.21[5]
Racing high-performance vehicles through Nevada.
4"Brewery"August 29, 2013 (2013-08-29)1040.24[6]
Brewing beer in Hawaii.
5"Yarder"September 5, 2013 (2013-09-05)1050.15[7]
Logging and hauling massive logs in Oregon.
6"Tall Ships"September 12, 2013 (2013-09-12)1060.26[8]
Sailing off the Californian coast.
7"Carnival"September 19, 2013 (2013-09-19)107N/A
Building at a carnival.
8"Rock Quarry"September 26, 2013 (2013-09-26)108N/A
Blasting quarry rock on a mountainside.


Robert Lloyd of The Los Angeles Times says the show is guided by charm and pretense.[9] Melissa Camacho of Common Sense Media gave the show 3 out of 5 stars saying that while the show is not the most sophisticated of shows, watching how the two handle things is interesting.[10]


  1. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 15, 2013). "AMC Upfront: 'Breaking Bad' Talk Show, 'Talking Dead' Renewal". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  2. ^ Willmore, Alison (November 28, 2012). "Another New Unscripted Series for AMC: The Network Greenlights 'Owner's Manual'". Indie Wire. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  3. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 28, 2012). "AMC Greenlights New Unscripted Series 'Owners Manual'". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b Yanan, Travis (August 16, 2013). "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars," NFL Preseason Top Charts". The Futon Critic.
  5. ^ Yanan, Travis (August 23, 2013). "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars," NFL Preseason Win Originals Race". The Futon Critic.
  6. ^ Yanan, Travis (September 2, 2013). "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars," College Football Top Charts". The Futon Critic.
  7. ^ Yanan, Travis (September 6, 2013). "Thursday's Cable Ratings: Penultimate "Burn Notice" Puts USA in Front". The Futon Critic.
  8. ^ Yanan, Travis (September 12, 2013). "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Returns on Top for NFL Network". The Futon Critic.
  9. ^ "Review: AMC reality show 'Owner's Manual' guided by charm, pretense". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  10. ^ "Owner's Manual". Common Sense Media. Retrieved August 15, 2013.

External links[edit]