Drag Race, Cosmos win TV critics’ awards

Logo’s RuPaul’s Drag Race and Fox/NatGeo’s COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey won the Television Critics Association’s nonfiction television awards, which will be presented tonight.

Drag Race became the fourth winner of the Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming award, following Shark Tank last year. As it turned out, all five nominees were competition series, two of which had previously won.

COSMOS won the Outstanding Achievement in News and Information, and was up against CBS Sunday Morning, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Frontline, and 60 Minutes.

The awards will be presented tonight at The Beverly Hilton at the TCA’s 30th annual awards presentation, which will be hosted by Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews, who previously appeared on NBC’s short-lived reality show Stars Earn Stripes. Here are all the other winners.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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