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The one thing Face Off needs to do next season: change everything

SyFy’s competition series Face Off has been renewed for a sixth season, and that’s great news: it consistently shows off strong talent and impressive challenges, and is a solid competition show. The network also ordered two specials: Nov. 12’s “Naked and Painted,” which is about body painting, and Nov. 19’s “Top 20 Countdown: Judges’ Favorites, …

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Fox’s new reality exec is former Discovery Channel exec Simon Andreae

Fox has hired Simon Andreae to replace for Mike Darnell, the long-serving reality executive who quit earlier this summer after 19 years. Andreae previously worked as senior vice president of development and production for Discovery Channel’s west coast offices, and before that, ran The Incubator, where he produced reality series ranging from WE tv’s Jilted …

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Hotel Impossible has its Amy’s Baking episode: post-Sandy help yields death threats

Hotel Impossible broke the fourth wall repeatedly last night as Anthony Melchiorri worked on the Hurricane Sandy-destroyed Thunderbird Motel in Seaside Heights, N.J., and eventually walked off the job because of horrific behavior from the family that owned it. He’d actually found a hotel that it was impossible to help, kind of like the now-famous …

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Dancing with the Stars dumps all viewer votes because of on-air screw-up

Dancing with the Stars eliminated no one last night after all viewer votes were thrown out because incorrect phone numbers were displayed last week, resulting in viewers voting for people they didn’t intend to vote for. While first pretending they were going to eliminate someone at the end of the episode (“so mean,” Brooke observed), …

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Big Brother’s Aaryn: depressed, not racist, confronting bigotry, wants to travel, looking for a job in TV

It’s been just over a month since Aaryn Gries left the Big Brother bubble and discovered how the world felt about her words and actions and Aaryn says she is a changed person. In an interview with the San Antonio Express-News, Aaryn said she wants “to travel around the world, experience different cultures,” but that’s …

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