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Lindsay Lohan series; Chef Wanted cancelled; SYTYCD auditions

OWN just announced the debut date for its Lindsay Lohan reality series, Lindsay: March 9. The network says that the show is an “honest, no-holds-barred account” and promises “viewers will see an intimate, unflinching look into the life of one of the world’s most sought-after celebrities.” It’s from high-quality producers, filmmaker Amy Rice and Pilgrim …

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The reality show that strands 15 people for a year with farm animals and electricity

Last night, Big Brother creator John De Mol launched a new series in the Netherlands, one that strands 15 people for a year to start a new society. It’s like Big Brother except without the challenges, manipulation, and everything else that’s part of Big Brother. Utopia is loosely based on the Thomas More novel of …

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The Bachelor remembers Gia Allemand

Last night, ABC’s pre-The Bachelor special included a segment that memorialized Bachelor finalist Gia Allemand, who killed herself last August. Most of the focus was on her fellow cast members remembering her, though her mother appeared and acknowledged how she died, and the end directed people to ABC.com for more information about suicide prevention. Chris …

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Clay Aiken running for Congress?

Celebrity Apprentice runner-up and American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken is considering running for a seat in the United States House of Representatives, according to a report. If he were to run and be elected, he’d join Real World cast member Sean Duffy, who’s already a two-term congressman. The Washington Blade reports that he “is actively …

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Start the new year by changing the way you watch reality TV forever

Last spring, I was asked to speak at TEDxStetsonU, and used the opportunity to tell the story of what I’ve learned from reality TV as a viewer and a critic—and talk about Mister Rogers, who’s the best ever and who literally inspired my interest in television. I also proposed a new way of watching reality …

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