This year brought us a lot of unexpected reality in our television, from the debut of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo to the end of Jersey Shore. While people love to focus on those kinds of trainwreck shows, and lump… continue reading
Archives for December 2012
It’s time for that year-end, lazy-ass story where I look at what was popular on reality blurred over the past year. While I have some sense of what is popular and what isn’t, this list always surprises me, and this… continue reading
That feeling in the air is the holiday magic of a couple weeks with virtually no new TV shows episodes. It’s the one lull in the year, now that reality TV has replaced reruns in the summer. But never fear:… continue reading
Why did Malcolm Freberg lose Survivor Philippines? He was, of course, a threat, and lost the final immunity challenge, but neither of those are the exact reason why he did not make it to the final three. Instead, he lost… continue reading
The world is not going to end today, even though Jersey Shore is over and despite the insistence of some dummies who can’t read a Mayan calendar or misuse and/or misunderstand proven science. But at least the obsession with today’s… continue reading
The TV shows people search about the most on Google are reality TV shows, though the actual shows may surprise you. Also, the most-popular reality stars people search for are on cable, such as Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo,… continue reading
Amazing Race winners Josh and Brent, aka The Fabulous Beekman Boys, may not have been thanking and praising each of their competitors using ridiculously charming gingerbread cookies. Then they responded to one of their 8,000 pieces of fan mail by… continue reading
Fox’s dance competition So You Think You Can Dance has been renewed for its 10th season, an unlikely but welcome development for a show that is still the best studio-based talent competition on network television. Co-creator and judge Nigel Lythgoe… continue reading
Project Runway‘s 11th season will be the first without designer Michael Kors as a judge, as he’s being replaced by Zac Posen, though he will guest judge the finale. This season will also have the designers working together in teams… continue reading
The Voice opened its penultimate episode last night with a version of “Hallelujah” sung by the coaches–Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton–and all 20 contestants, and even host Carson Daly. Each was holding a sign with… continue reading
Although Survivor Philippines is over, Lisa Whelchel and Jeff Probst will still be on screen together, as she is joining him as co-host of his syndicated, struggling daytime talk show. Her first episodes will air in January, and are apparently… continue reading
Eight reasons why Survivor Philippines was so great, from Denise Stapley’s win to the casting of Lisa Whelchel, Jeff Kent, and Malcolm Freberg.
To add another surprise to a season of surprises, Survivor Philippines villain Abi-Maria Gomez is fully owning her behavior, and doesn’t try to blame the edit or anyone else for her behavior, though she does reveal that she was in… continue reading
The X Factor judge L.A. Reid won’t return for season three, quitting the show after being two seasons and arguably its break-out star, if this disastrous mess of a show can have such a thing. L.A.’s announcement comes as viewers… continue reading
Is Storage Wars fake and scripted, as cast member Dave Hester claimed in a lawsuit? Hear the show’s executive producer discuss how they stage lockers and script lines for cast members.