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Rob Mariano will star in new History reality series Around the World in 80 Ways

The History Channel is capitalizing on Survivor Redemption Island star Rob Mariano’s popularity and has hired him to star in a new reality series called Around the World in 80 Ways, on which he’ll travel around the world again, having done so twice already on The Amazing Race. On the 10-episode series, produced by Thom …

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Taking on Tyson: gorgeous, boring, should have been a one-off documentary

Animal Planet should be commended for the ambition of Taking on Tyson: a beautifully shot series about Mike Tyson’s actual, real-life love for pigeons. Unfortunately, the series was boring, sometimes excruciatingly so, never mind repetitive, and its six hours should have been condensed into one 90-minute documentary. The fact that this quasi-review is being published …

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Craig Gilbert calls HBO’s American Family film “fallacious”; Louds paid by HBO to stay quiet

HBO debuted its film about the creation of An American Family, but the series’ producer has called the film’s plot fiction–and as usual, reality is more interesting and complicated. While the performances in Cinema Verite were strong, and the actors looked surprisingly like their real-life counterparts, I was somewhat disappointed by the film, which was …

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