For years you have seen Hollywood’s portrayal of the ugly and dark world of human sex trafficking. Popular shows like “Law & Order: SVU” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” have dealt with the subject. But in reality real cases aren’t wrapped up in one hour or occur in cities like New York or Las Vegas. In fact, according the U. S. Government cases have been reported in all 50 states. A new CNN documentary reveals some unpleasant truths about real sex trafficking. CNN correspondent Amber Lyon and the network’s special investigations unit spent a year documenting the stories of sex workers that were trafficking victims as teenagers. “Selling the Girl Next Door” gives viewers on an eye opening glimpse into a hidden world that exists right here in the United States. The sex trade business includes activities such as online prostitution to online auctions for girls. “Selling the Girl Next Door” airs Sunday January 23 at 8 P.M. on CNN, Atlanta Comcast channel 34/834.
Tonight’s schedule includes a premiere and series premiere on USA Network. First Dr. hank Lawson returns on the medical drama “Royal Pains”. The show picks up just after Hank’s conman of a dad Eddie, played by Henry Winkler has a heart attack. Also on USA, the series premiere of a new legal drama called “Fairly Legal” staring Sarah Shahi (Life, The L Word) as legal eagle Kate Reed. After witnessing countless injustices in the courtroom, she leaves her job to help her father’s struggling mediation firm. In her new job, she discovers that she can now make a difference and diffuse nasty conflicts. The premiere of “Royal Pains” followed by the series premiere of “Fairly Legal” starts at 9 P.M. on USA, Atlanta Comcast channel 42/842. Check your local listings for specific channel information where you live.
WAGA-TV (Fox) American Idol – The judges search for talent at the New Orleans auditions. Duration: 1 hour
WGCL-TV (CBS) The Big Bang Theory – When Bernadette sees an ex-boyfriend at an event, Howard becomes jealous. Duration: ½ hour.
WAGA-TV (Fox) Bones – When Booth and Brennan investigate the discovery of a body in the shower of a prominent Washington mover and shaker, the case will lead to a designer bag counterfeiting ring. Duration: 1 hour.
WGCL-TV (CBS) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – The CSIs investigate a death where the victim looks as if they were killed in an electric chair. The case could be related to another high profile murder. Duration: 1 hour.
USANetwork, Royal Pains – (Premiere) Hank tries to revive Eddie after he passes out from an apparent heart attack. While on a gold course, Jill passes out. Duration: 1 hour.
WGCL-TV (CBS) The Mentalist – When the team takes on a double homicide case a profiler is brought in. Jane initiates a competition to see who can solve the case first. Duration: 1 hour.
USA Network, Royal Pains – (Series premiere) Kate Reed a high priced and successful lawyer, quits her job out of frustration with the system and decides to help her father at his firm where they mediate legal disputes. Duration: 1 hour.
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