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TV briefs: Critics’ Choice awards , ‘Unearthed’ and ‘Swab Stories’

The winner is ...: “The Fifth Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards” will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 31, on A&E.

The Broadcast Film Critics Association established the Critics’ Choice Television Awards in 2011 on behalf of television journalists working in electronic media to celebrate outstanding work in television.

In addition to honoring the best shows and performers from the previous season, the CCTAs also spotlight the Most Exciting New Series premiering after May 31, 2015, judging from pilots and early episodes.

The Critics’ Choice Television Awards will honor programs and performances that aired between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015.

Can you dig it?: Buried deep in the forests surrounding the small town of Falls City, Oregon is a fortune that only a few men know how to find. During the weeks leading up to the holiday rush, they are on the hunt for one of the most expensive delicacies in the world: black truffles.

That search will be followed in the new Discovery Channel series “Unearthed” debuting at 9 p.m. April 29.

For the foragers of Oregon, truffles are actually more valuable than gold. This season, a historic drought hits Oregon and then winter comes early, bringing the truffle supply to an all-time low with prices predicted to hit an all-time high. With increased competition between the foragers and even more diggers seeking riches, the truffle men of Oregon will be pushed to their limits to survive.

Who’s your daddy?: VH1’s new reality series “Swab Stories” launches at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 29. It seeks to answer the most fundamental question an individual can ask: “Who am I?”

This is where Jared Rosenthal and his assistant, medical technician Ana Lopez, step in. He owns and operates the Who’s Your Daddy DNA testing truck. When the clinic on wheels hits the streets, people often gawk, laugh, snap photos and have even been known to jump out of their cars at traffic lights.

The team provides answers to family questions via DNA testing.

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