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Posts from: June 2012

Richard Hatch, Rachel Reilly’s “marine adventure” series: watch and be amazed

CBS reality competition winners Richard Hatch and Rachel Reilly are co-hosting a new “marine adventure” reality series that they’re pitching to networks. And yes, it is just as bad as that sounds, at least if we judge based on its “sizzle reel,” in which the Survivor and Big Brother winners attempt to act. A press …

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Reality check: Big Brother houseguest drugged, Dancing pros dating, Idols parody Beauty and the Beast

American Idol 9 semi-finalist Todrick Hall’s now-viral video Beauty and the Beat stars finalist Katie Stevens and season four’s Vonzell Solomon, and is exceptionally well-produced as it parodies the opening song from the animated Disney film. That said, I can’t decide if it’s hilarious parody and satire or outrageously offensive or both. The Stranger’s list …

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Oh Sit!, The CW’s musical chairs show, actually looks pretty awesome

The CW’s upcoming musical chairs game show/reality competition with the hilariously ridiculous name Oh Sit! actually looks good–really–perhaps because it seems like a new version of Wipeout. The show’s executive producer, Phil Gurin, told the New York Post “this is not a kid’s game” and said “it’s musical chairs on steroids.” Here’s how he described …

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South Beach Tow stages scenes, truTV admits after faked scene captured on video

That some truTV shows are not reality TV but scripted nonsense is no surprise to anyone who has watched them or has heard what the network’s executives think about the reality of their programs. But the network has actually admitted that the Jennifer Lopez-produced show South Beach Tow stages scenes–after the production of one of …

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On the Fly: Southwest employees, passengers are just as ridiculous as they were on Airline

TLC’s new series On the Fly, which follows Southwest Airlines passengers and crew in several airports, is essentially the same series as Airline, which aired on A&E for three seasons in 2004 and 2005. That’s great, because both are engaging series that capture what happens every day: shenanigans at airports involving passengers and employees who …

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