Real stories. Real people. The ultimate reality television series. Thirteen one–hour episodes presenting a total of fifty–six separate narratives, each retelling actual stories and documented cases where the lives and destinies of everyday people have been changed forever by events that defy most viewers’ personal experiences. The shows are recreations of moments in the lives of otherwise unremarkable fathers, mothers, children, grandparents, and even family pets. The vast majority of the stories are modern day and the settings span the United States, everywhere from the inner–city to remote rural and wilderness areas.