April 1

  • HIMYM spinning off a reality series: How I Met Your Big Brother

  • Which Survivor quitter are you? Take the quiz!

  • Survivor renewed, but will no longer hold open casting calls or accept applications

  • NBC replacing Matt Lauer with Donald Trump, who will be replaced by Jay Leno

  • Game of Thrones, Walking Dead reality shows; Bachelor condoms; Hoarders to get Duck Dynasty beards

  • US using drones to destroy fake reality TV productions

  • Reality TV version of Hunger Games secretly being developed

  • Snooki’s BABY — gets a reality series

  • Law would force people to watch Teen Mom, Bethenny before buying contraception

  • TV critics no longer actually watch television (EXCLUSIVE)

  • Survivor, Amazing Race will swap casts next year

  • Apple launching music competition series American Voice Factor on iTunes, truTV

  • TV networks will implement new spoiler alert system

  • MTV sending Teen Moms to Italy with Jersey Shore cast

  • Jesse James being filmed for Celebrity Rehab and his own VH1 dating show

  • Project Runway moving back to Bravo as Real Housewives head to Lifetime

  • Justin Bieber, Gosselin kids, altar boys are all getting TLC reality shows

  • Entertainment Weekly, Variety, THR merging with networks’ publicity departments

  • Octomom’s babies will appear on Jon & Kate Plus 8

  • Bachelorette replaces Jillian with Melissa, who will also appear on Extreme Makeover

  • American Idol will accept Twitter votes

  • NBC gets $2 billion bailout as part of stimulus

  • Big Brother 10 will cast kids ages 8 to 15

  • Lauren Conrad will work for TMZ during The Hill’s fourth season

  • Reality show camera crews, audio engineers go on strike