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Must-watch clip: Shark Tank’s millionaires emotionally argue for manufacturing overseas

Shark Tank is unquestionably one of the best broadcast reality TV shows on today, and on Friday night, it got even better by wading into both emotional and newsworthy territory during its final segment. Mark Cuban’s addition to the show has made it consistently must-watch television. The final presentation of the episode was Sparta, North …

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A defense of Real Housewives as “fascinating and important TV”

Bravo’s exploitation of the bloody, real-life trainwreck that was The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills continues with a three-part reunion that starts airing tonight. The producers’ and network’s inept and offensive editing left me with blind rage toward this season, even though I find other editions of the franchise, particularly New York, to be thoroughly …

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Behind the scenes with Wipeout’s version of Survivor’s Dream Team: the Black and Blue Crew

Survivor‘s Dream Team, the group of crew members who test challenges and work for the show’s challenge department, has been an endless source of fascination. (Watch this video for an introduction to them, and read my account of facing off against them in a challenge.) Wipeout has a similar group, and they’re known as the …

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Why you need to stop watching Dance Moms and Toddlers & Tiaras, even though they’re entertaining

Dance Moms has Abby Lee Miller, who’s a made-for-TV character with her awful screaming and horrible behavior, and the dance moms themselves certainly contribute a lot of entertainment with their hypocrisy and stage mom personas. And Toddlers & Tiaras is like a trainwreck and fascinating to watch. But they also have kids who don’t deserve …

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