True-crime series are gaining popularity on TV so, of course, there was bound to be a satire of the genre. "American Vandal" takes a look at the aftermath of a high school prank that left 27 faculty members' cars vandalized. But instead of the typical smashing of windows, the perpetrator drew obscene images on the vehicles. When troubled senior Dylan Maxwell is expelled for the crime, an aspiring sophomore documentarian takes it upon himself to investigate the controversial, potentially unjust penalty handed down to Maxwell. In the style of the genre it lampoons, the series leaves viewers wondering who committed the vandalism until the very end.
Andy Richter ("Late Night with Conan O'Brien") re-teams with Conan O'Brien (series co-creator and executive producer) in this comedy as he portrays Andy Barker, an earnest, hard-working CPA who has succeeded at everything -- until his new accounting business fails to take off. But when he's mistaken for Lew Staziak (Harve Presnell, "Fargo"), the retired private detective who used to occupy his storefront office, Andy embraces the twist of fate and dives into his double life. Andy's relentlessly supportive wife Jen (Clea Lewis, "Ellen") isn't sold on this risky new venture, that is, until she notices a sudden boost in Andy's self-confidence. Andy's fellow strip-mall neighbors -- Simon (Tony Hale, "Arrested Development") and Wally (Marshall Manesh, "Will & Grace") join him in the dicey investigation. In the pilot episode, Andy Barker, begins his double life as a private investigator when he's hired to solve a case involving a missing husband and the Russian mafia.
In the southeastern corner of Michigan beats the industrial heart of America's "Motor City" — Detroit. And on the outskirts of town is the headquarters of the city's primary animal welfare agency, run by the nonprofit Michigan Humane Society (MHS).
Animal Cops: Detroit follows the MHS's animal cruelty investigators as they track down animal abusers and bring them to justice.
Introducing an exceptional team of investigators and dozens of astonishing cases, Animal Cops transports viewers to the heart of Detroit — a city where animal crimes revolve around dog-fighting, pets exposed to the elements and animal neglect.
Michigan Humane Society investigators in the Detroit area respond to more than 4,000 animal cruelty incidents a year and Animal Cops has unprecedented access to each story, as well as follow-ups on the fate of the perpetrators and their animal victims.
Animal Planet enters "The City" to bring the tireless work of San Francisco Animal Care and Control (ACC) to the forefront in Animal Cops: San Francisco. San Francisco ACC, with a team of 10 investigators and two full-time police officers, receives over 10,000 calls a year including animal-related emergencies, dog-fighting calls and animals in distress. The team covers the metropolitan district of San Francisco and responds to calls as unique as the town they are in. Capt. Vicky Guldbech and Lt. Michael Scott lead the San Francisco ACC team on the important mission of protecting the city's animal population.
Viewers see a wide range of animal issues in Animal Cops: San Francisco, from the touching reunion between a family and their cat that has been missing for seven years, to the disturbing stories of dogs that are mistreated in the rampant problem of dog-fighting rings in the city, to emotional rescue missions like a kitten caught in a chimney.