Discovery+ is adding a dozen reality shows from NBCUniversal, including Top Chef Canada, the original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and three International Real Housewives.
TAR 33’s third episode showed the race being stopped and then re-starting in a new country—and only five of the nine teams were there. But two more will be added.
You can watch Betty White’s game show appearances from more than 60 years—including Password, Super Password, Match Game, and To Tell the Truth—in multiple marathons airing this weekend.
Where do Amazing Race teams’ bags go during the final leg? Will Alaska: The Last Frontier season 11 happen?
In today’s edition of Ask Andy, questions and answers about what happens to The Amazing Race teams’ backpacks during the final leg of the race; streaming options for the delightful Repair Shop; and if we’ll ever see Alaska: The Last Frontier season 11.
Guy’s Chance of a Lifetime is a good idea but missing everything that makes Guy Fieri’s other Food Network shows great. If you hate-watched Bethenny’s Apprentice, this is the perfect reality show for you.
2021 was such a long year that there were apparently 16 seasons of American Idol, 15 of which I missed. But really what’s happening is more annoying season numbering.
The Amazing Race 33 started with two episodes in London, the first of three episodes filmed before production shut down and the race changed. But these first two episodes did some things differently, too. Bobby!
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Other critics’ takes on reality TV
- Alison Herman on Chef’s Table creator David Gelb’s “vital role in canonizing chefs as singular visionaries”
- Morgan Jenkins on the “mean-girl dynamics of Selling Sunset“
- Megan Garber on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives‘ “rallying cry for a country that is losing touch with itself”
- Melanie McFarland on Paris Hilton’s “struggles with her engineered image”
- Megan Garber on how reality TV “got obsessed with disguise”
- Joe Reid on the ‘legitimately helpful’ Sex, Love & Goop
- Richard Brody’s list of “62 Films That Shaped the Art of Documentary Filmmaking”
- Michael Ordoña on The Challenge and its real-life drama
- Daniel D’Addario’s review of Paris Hilton’s new Netflix show
- Melanie McFarland on how HBO Max’s cheeky and addictive FBoy Island is calling out reality dating shows
- Emily Yahr on how Rachel Lindsay’s Bachelor revelations “could lead to meaningful change”
- Brittany Luse asks, “Why Am I Watching Married At First Sight Instead of Planning My Wedding?”
- Kate Aurthur on the Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi doc The Housewife and the Hustler
- Alissa Wilkinson on Mark Wahlberg’s new reality show
- Caroline Framke on David Attenborough as “Nature’s Voice of Reason”
- Margaret Lyons on “cheesy documentary reenactments”
- Nina Metz on documentary series’ unnecessary bloat
- Helen Rosner on Stanley Tucci and Searching for Italy
News from around the web
- Producers of reality TV are sharing their salaries and working conditions—and calling out both shows and production companies—on @nonfictionunite.
Ex On the Beach season 1 cast member Chris Pearson died after being stabbed
- Chopped Junior winner and Top Chef Junior contestant Fuller Goldsmith died at age 17. In February, the four-time cancer survivor announced that leukemia had returned.
- Bobby Flay will apparently leave Food Network after he and the network couldn’t come to contract renewal terms
- After Padma Lakshmi previously defended filming Top Chef in Texas, and Gail Simmons, Padma, and Tom Colicchio all participated in an abortion rights rally, and Gail spoke at the rally and said “you can imagine, I had mixed feelings” about filming Top Chef in Houston.
- Cynthia Bailey is leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta
- Canada’s Drag Race judge Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman “found himself falling victim to the same kinds of machinations he’d been re-creating” on UnReal, a profile of him said.
- Alanis Morissette is the subject of a forthcoming HBO documentary that she now disavows
- The next Bachelor star is one of the men on Michelle’s forthcoming season