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Hard Shine

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Wannabe car builders compete for hot-rod gig.

TV TLC Reality TV 2007
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Each trainee has something unique to offer, though their personalities aren't as big as some viewers may be used to from other reality shows. This can make the show feel a little underwhelming -- even though it's refreshing to see real folks on the job instead of wannabe actors. Automotive enthusiasts will find yet another car show to enjoy in Hard Shine, with the added element of excitement of a competition.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: July 12, 2007
  • Cast: Jimmy Shine
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: March 1, 2022

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