This calendar year was quite an eventful one for unscripted television. So much happened on so many shows, but these are the moments and shows that stood out to me. Enjoy the look back–and enjoy the last day of 2013…. continue reading
Archives for December 2013
One fun thing I like to do while recovering from the holidays and being sick is look at analytics and site data, so here’s a list of the 20 most-popular stories I wrote this past year. Popularity isn’t the most… continue reading
Late Friday between two major holidays, the time when one releases news one wants to get a lot of attention, the parent company of A&E announced that Phil Robertson won’t be suspended from Duck Dynasty after all, and will be… continue reading
While even December has come bearing gifts of reality TV debuts, the new year is almost upon us, and that will bring with it the return of a bunch of familiar shows, from American Idol to The Bachelor, never mind… continue reading
The second of four episodes of HBO’s 24/7: Road to the NHL Winter Classic airs Saturday night, a new timeslot for the series that this time is following the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs with the uncensored access… continue reading
Scott Gurney, one of the principles at Gurney Productions, which created Duck Dynasty and a lot of shows about sharks, once starred as a gay porn star in a movie called The Fluffer. (Gay Porn Blog has photos from the… continue reading
Phil Robertson’s suspension from Duck Dynasty will have no impact on the nine episode of the show that will air starting January 15, though the family suggests that A&E’s decision may impact future episodes. The New York Times reports that… continue reading
The aftermath of Duck Dyansty star Phil Robertson’s comments to GQ has been swift and predictable: A&E suspended him “indefinitely,” and now there’s all kinds of furious reaction, including IStandWithPhil.com, where people can publicly agree with Phil’s thoughts about the… continue reading
A family on The Great Christmas Light Fight said producers told him to lie. Producers say that’s not how the show works.
A&E has placed Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on “hiatus from filming indefinitely” as a result of his comments to GQ that equated gay people with “drunks, terrorists” and compared gayness to bestiality. A&E said in a statement: “We are… continue reading
GQ profiles Phil Robertson, star of the insanely popular A&E series Duck Dynasty, who hasn’t been shy about the “spiritual warfare” he’s engaged in with Hollywood and others. In that, we learn that, for a straight man, Phil has been… continue reading
It’s that time of year when everyone compiles lists of things from the past 11 months, because who cares what happens in December. That includes search engines, which have released lists of what people were looking for most this year…. continue reading
In the press release announcing the renewal, Probst said, “Survivor has been blessed with incredibly loyal fans. We make this show for them and I am thrilled that we get to do it again.” He also said producers try to… continue reading
A Great Christmas Light Fight family said they were asked to lie and fake their reactions.
Having had his awful show crushed this season by both The Voice and timeslot competitor Survivor, Simon Cowell is retooling X Factor and pitching it to Fox. He remains confident the show will, but with a new format and judges…. continue reading