• 2011’s most popular reality TV stories, and your best and worst moments, shows, and stars

  • Sea Shepherd used drones to find Japanese whaling fleet; Whale Wars renewed

  • X Factor ends with the result everyone predicted, making the last few months even more useless

  • Survivor winners and players ranked by objective data, and the results are surprising

  • X Factor mercifully ends as Steve Jones candidly discusses whether he’ll have a job next season

  • How to fix Work of Art: replace the judges with auctions conducted by Simon de Pury

  • Lowe’s accepts petitions delivered by Christian clergy but continues to stand with bigots

  • Next Great Baker’s Wesley Durden killed himself in October

  • How the Survivor jury voted, and horrifying news about Probst’s Hantz vs. Hantz idea

  • A younger, female judge will be added to America’s Got Talent as part of its makeover

  • Ozzy, Coach, Cochran, Brandon, and that other Hantz dominate, but Sophie wins Survivor

  • Salani, Manono are the tribes that will live together on Survivor One World

  • History Channel’s Pawn Stars, reality TV make it the fifth-most popular cable channel

  • Survivor’s Coach discusses his religiosity, preaches to his real congregation

  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition cancelled

  • Kayak’s All-American Muslim response is better than Lowe’s, but still gives bigotry too much weight

  • Jesus/Coach sends a member of his flock to Ozzy’s Pleasure Dome

  • Howard Stern officially signs as America’s Got Talent judge

  • Ben Flajnik’s Bachelor season spoiled

  • Sober Model House: Janice Dickinson’s newest series

  • Biggest Loser’s plan for increasing drama: forcing couples to compete against each other

  • Richard Hatch wants on Amazing Race, may star in a sperm donation offspring series

  • Fear Factor: same show plus creepy relationships equals big ratings

  • Richard Hatch says he was replaced by Rob Mariano on Survivor Redemption Island

  • TLC, A&E reject Todd Palin snowmobile series that Sarah Palin and Mark Burnett are pitching