Left of the Dial: 10 Great TV Shows You've Never Heard Of

From Amish tough guys to naked reality TV, these are the shows deep in the basic-cable-and-beyond jungle that you need to be watching

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'Amish Mafia' (Discovery)

Out of these five Amish-themed TV shows, guess which one is fake: Breaking Amish; Sister Wives; Amish Mafia; Amish in the City; Vanilla Ice Goes Amish. If you guessed any of them, you're wrong. They're all honest-to-god shows, and Amish Mafia is the one with the strangest premise by far – and yes, that includes Vanilla Ice's surrealist DIY Network project in which he "learns the lost art of hand craftsmanship." This Discovery Channel series follows the self-proclaimed protector of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania's Amish people Lebanon Levi and his assistants; the show has rightfully come under fire for its portrayal of the community (are there really a lot of threat-wielding Mennonite MMA fighters?) and Levi has been arrested multiple times for drunk driving. It's been renewed for a fourth season, but even if this isn't the Amish series you reward with your viewership, you should jump on this TV trend's horse-and-buggy bandwagon now.