The Quest is summer’s best new reality show

The Paladins and Sir Ansgar in The Quest. (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC)

Hybrid reality TV shows that combine unscripted interaction and fair competition inside a fictional context have significant hurdles to overcome. They must create a compelling story that can seamlessly contain reality elements that are authentic and not overly produced. From Murder in Small Town X to Pirate Master to Whodunnit, many shows have … keep reading ▶

Big Brother reveals a death to a second houseguest

For the second time in less than one week, Big Brother 16 informed a contestant about the death of a family member and later broadcast that tragic news. Both times, that death was of a grandfather: first Frankie Grande's grandfather died, which he learned of last Wednesday, and then on Friday, Derrick Lavasseur was told his grandfather died that … keep reading ▶