A&E’s June 5 and 6, 2020, episodes of Live PD, including the show’s special 300th episode, have been pulled off the schedule, as has Paramount Network’s premiere of Cops season 33.
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Former Travel Channel host and current PBS host Samantha Brown says “the most important” thing TV networks can do now is “to embrace that diversity in their own programing.”
“Today I am tired of being silent because of a contract,” a season 8 mother wrote, while a Dance Moms producer posted that “Seeing a 7 year old little black girl be put in a box in a corner and treated so violently because of the color of her skin was heartbreaking.”
Reality TV shows, from Cops—which is still on the air, and about to premiere its 33rd season—to Live PD, need to change to stop contributing to systemic racism. Will they?
This summer reality show 2020 schedule is a frequently updated list of premieres for broadcast, cable, and streaming reality TV shows, documentary series, game shows, and other prime-time nonfiction TV.
Survivor: Borneo premiered 20 years ago. I’m going to spend the summer rewatching and doing what I didn’t do back in 2000: writing recaps analyzing the reality show that changed everything.
From Amy Cooper calling police in Central Park on a black man to a Minneapolis police officer killing a black man who was crying for help, this week has given us even more evidence of explicit racism. But we also need to focus on implicit, casual racism perpetuated by reality TV and its stars.
Holey Moley II: The Sequel made several changes from season one, and I talked to one of its executive producers about those changes, including why Stephen Curry is now animated instead of on the course.
Why aren’t networks and producers just taking the casts of our favorite shows and keeping them in hotel rooms for two weeks? Because that would ignore a key part of reality TV.
America’s Got Talent, Match Game, World of Dance, Titan Games, and several other big summer shows return this week, along with premieres on cable and streaming.
Holey Moley’s first season was great fun. Season two is even better, which is to say it’s far more insane and more like Wipeout—yet also more of a legitimate competition.
Survivor Gabon cast member Marcus Lehman is one of the men former Bachelor contestant Kirsty Katzmann is choosing from on Fox’s new dating reality show Labor of Love. I interviewed him about his experience.
Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Adam Scott, and Ben Stiller are certainly not the world’s best escape room team, but with Jack Black as their game master, they are quite entertaining.
Fox’s Ultimate Tag, hosted by JJ, TJ, and Derek Watt, is significantly better than similar reality shows that came before it. But it’s also not the next American Ninja Warrior or American Gladiators.
For Big Brother 22 and Love Island 2, CBS says “we anticipate having those shows on this summer.” But there’s a question about when that is.