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Posts from: July 2008

Project Runway’s ratings increase 18 percent over last season; Shear Genius 2 up 129 percent

Even though Project Runway‘s producers are phoning it in–two of three challenges so far copied from previous seasons? really?–and the contestants seem less engaging and more annoying, ratings for the show’s fifth season are actually increasing. Bravo said in a press release that week-to-week, “the series was up 31 percent among adults 18-49 (2.146 vs. …

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Hills producers work with paparazzi, plan each week in advance, admit doing retakes

Entertainment Weekly’s cover story next week takes an in-depth look at the phenomenon that is The Hills, and what it takes to create the series. The story gives the most detailed account to date of how exactly the show is produced, and EW writer Tim Stack calls the series “scheduled reality. … Depending on where …

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Reality shows with Ewan McGregor, Ludacris, Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson all debut Sunday

On Sunday night, three new celebrity-focused series will debut, but only one appears to be the typical “celebreality” crap and nonsense that we’ve come to expect when celebrities invade unscripted television. Ewan McGregor, Ludacris, Tommy Lee, and Pamela Anderson will be featured on the three series. Ewan McGregor comes to the Fox Reality Channel with …

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