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Posts from: June 2013

American Idol adds producers of Bravo’s Start-Ups Silicon Valley: awesome

American Idol‘s 13th season has added two more executive producers: the producing team known as Den Of Thieves, Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager. Most recently, they produced Bravo’s short-lived Start-Ups: Silicon Valley. That’s great news for the Fox series. Den of Thieves was hired by 19 Entertainment, which co-produces Idol with FremantleMedia North America, which …

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People think ABC’s Whodunnit actually killed contestants

Update: The show’s executive producer Anthony Zuiker discusses this and gives behind-the-scenes details. The new ABC reality competition Whodunnit debuted last night and included the pretend murder of two contestants, one of whom wasn’t really a contestant at all. Some viewers were, at best, confused about whether or not the show was really killing people, …

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Padma slams Top Chef product integration (“shit”), Phil Keoghan regrets family Amazing Race; Gordon Ramsay wants aftercare

Randy Jackson, Gordon Ramsay, Tom Bergeron, Phil Keoghan, Heidi Klum, and Padma Lakshmi had a completely fascinating hour-long discussion about reality TV with The Hollywood Reporter. The full video is below, but highlights include Top Chef‘s host calling its product placement “shit” and The Amazing Race‘s host dissing the family season. Highlights from their conversation: …

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