• Valerie Harper on DWTS as brain cancer nears remission; new TAR cast; Idol’s judge problem

  • Big Brother’s racism scapegoat Aaryn evicted, eviscerated

  • Queen of Versailles Jackie Siegel wants a reality show: bad idea

  • Why CNBC’s The Profit is so great: reality

  • Big Brother erases a human being from a scene

  • A new “ridiculous” reason why a Hell’s Kitchen winner isn’t getting the prize: cocaine?

  • Duck Dynasty’s geographic, political popularity; ESPN out of concussion doc; reality TV’s worst people

  • Probst responds to criticism about Survivor casting, twists

  • Idol’s baffling casting: Randy Jackson back as mentor, replacing Iovine; JLo back as judge

  • Survivor Blood vs. Water’s eight (!) twists and cast

  • SYTYCD choreographers’ and dancers’ insane schedule

  • CBS’ legal pursuit of Big Brother producers over Glass House now over

  • Whodunnit’s intense finale focuses on its greatest crime

  • Agency that won The Pitch to College Hunks actually lost

  • Real World back to San Francisco, but MTV may be ready to cancel the series

  • Duck Dynasty: a scripted reality show sets cable nonfiction records

  • A pitch for you to watch The Pitch

  • Bachelor 14 finalist Gia has died

  • Padma will choose a Top Chef contestant

  • Mythbusters busts Breaking Bad’s bad science

  • Documentaries’ truth challenged; fake things in nature documentaries

  • Duck Dynasty’s Willie for Congress? Real World SF’s Sean dies; Mountain Men’s reality; Anthony Weiner doc

  • Food Network’s tragically fallen Star

  • Along with the Big Brother MVP, Candice, and Judd, I’m out

  • The Real World’s increasing violence, decreasing consequences