UK reality TV shows

  • Top Gear host denies, then apologizes for using n-word; will be fired for next “offensive remark”

  • Bafta adds a new reality TV category

  • Canada’s Jersey Shore cancelled, but you can now watch the UK’s for free

  • American Idol producers: “we have never, nor would we ever, use Auto-Tuning”

  • X-Factor admits auto-tuning contestant, may have distorted other vocals, too

  • X-Factor contestant Steve gets a massive erection during his audition

  • X Factor singer Danyl Johnson gives “the best first audition” Simon Cowell has ever heard

  • Susan Boyle checks into hospital because she’s “emotionally drained and exhausted”

  • Susan Boyle loses Britain’s Got Talent despite being “the biggest star on the planet”

  • Susan Boyle shocks Simon Cowell, everyone on Britain’s Got Talent 3’s first episode

  • Report said Slumdog Millionaire may be adapted into reality show Secret Slumdog Millionaire

  • What I’m watching: UK shows Dragons’ Den and The Apprentice

  • CNBC will air UK Apprentice

  • Britain’s Missing Top Model is a UK competition between disabled models

  • Living on the Edge, MTV UK’s version of Laguna Beach, debuts Sunday

  • Simon Cowell and Sharon Osbourne’s criticism saves a woman’s life

  • ITV’s author competition Bestseller may come to the US, is produced by Simon Cowell’s brother

  • Randy Jackson may judge The X-Factor with Simon

  • People will live in a trash dump for new UK reality show

  • Rock Stars in Rehab will be the subject of new Endemol reality show, report says

  • BBC turning Harry Potter into a reality series, sending kids to magic school

  • CW will air UK’s Top Model

  • Kelly Osbourne replaces Liz Hurley as host of UK’s Project Runway

  • BBC’s How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria will find a lead for the Sound of Music

  • BBC reality show challenges sexually active teenagers to abstain for six months