There's The Poker Channel. And now NBC has added a poker show to its late-late-night lineup.
I simply didn't get how a card game makes for good TV. Then I heard people talking about the mannerisms (called "tells") that poker players often can't cover up -- mannerisms that communicate the information usually concealed by poker faces. They reminded me of the "telling details" that fictional characters need.
Suddenly, gathering some nervous mannerisms from a TV poker game sounds like a plan.