Even though I usually stay away from reality shows, I am planning to watch this one: http://www.thirteen.org/blog-post/american-audiences-need-know-victorian-slum-house-pbs/
It will premier tomorrow, on PBS. It is a 5-part series; and is different from most series in that each episode will be a different decade, from 1860 to about 1910. I'm not sure if there will be any carry-over with the characters and families from one episode to the next. But will be interesting to see modern people try to cope with Dickensian squalor. Not that there still isn't Dickensian squalor in some parts of the world.