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Posts from: July 2013

Bachelorette’s most shocking thing ever–wait, never mind, we’re probably just being played

The Bachelor franchise is the TV series that cried wolf so many times that now, everyone just ignores and mocks its sensationalized promotions and Chris Harrison’s overwrought insistence that every thing is more amazing than the last. Last night, however, the wolf may have finally attacked–or it’ll just turn out that it was Chris Harrison …

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Capture and The Profit: shows worth checking out on CNBC and The CW

This summer has brought several surprisingly entertaining shows, and there’s more coming. Tonight, two very different networks debut very different series that are worth watching, even though each may seem familiar. Capture is on The CW, but it’s produced by Blackbird Television and Renegade 83, the producers responsible for Discovery’s great series Naked and Afraid …

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Teresa Giudice indicted for fraud; Bachelorette in Woody Allen movie; reality TV threesomes

Teresa Guidice and her husband, Joe, were indicted on 39 counts of conspiracy to commit mail, wire, and bank fraud, plus other charges. Read the indictment [PDF] and Teresa’s statement. She says she will plead not guilty. Former Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky is in Woody Allen’s new movie Blue Jasmine, playing a personal trainer. (It’s …

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CBS CEO Moonves on Big Brother: “it’s what our show is”

CBS president and CEO Les Moonves said today that he found Big Brother cast members’ behavior “absolutely appalling, personally,” but thinks CBS has “handled it properly” and that “a social experiment” is “what our show is.” Moonves–who is married to the show’s host, Julie Chen–also confirmed that he still approves the cast for CBS’ reality …

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Burning Love’s parodies of Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad will air on E!

The second and third seasons of Burning Love, an outstanding and fun web series that parodies ABC’s dating franchise, will air on E!, just as the first season did. The show was recently nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format, Live-Action, Entertainment Program category. The two most recent seasons, which parody …

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