The Voice just announced that Pharrell Williams will coach season seven of the NBC competition series, replacing Cee Lo Green, who recently quit the show. Once again, the show has been able to secure a major, current singer to serve… continue reading
Archives for March 2014
Remember Joe Millionaire–and remember its failed second season, The Next Joe Millionaire, and all of the failed knock-offs? Perhaps you also remember how, in 2003, Fox’s entertainment chair called the second season “greedy” and said it should have been “a… continue reading
Last week on Lindsay, OWN’s documentary reality series that follows Lindsay Lohan, Oprah said “fuck.” Twice. Then she said “bullshit.” Twice. “You’re not going to be fucking up. And I know you’re surprised to hear me say ‘fuck,’” Oprah says,… continue reading
A round-up of reality TV news, including Survivor’s first-ever defeat of American Idol, plus another Kardashians spin-off and an amazing short documentary about neon signs.
Survivor Cagayan players were upset that one of their own quit the show during season 28, episode 5, “We Found Our Zombies,” but Jeff Probst expressed admiration for the quitter and their rationale.
The Esquire show about young football players is very disturbing, and it’s so real that some people would rather the show go away than be reminded that what it highlights is behavior that actually takes place with real people.
ABC announced today that it’s new summer Bachelor spin-off Bachelor in Paradise will debut August 4. As Chris Harrison insisted, the show is not at all Bachelor Pad and “will be very different.” That’s because it sounds less like a… continue reading
Hoarders was cancelled by A&E last fall, but may return with at least one episode that will follow up on five previously featured stories. It’s currently being filmed. One of the show’s organizers/cleaninign, Cory Chalmers, wrote on Facebook that an… continue reading
Survivor Cagayan’s Brains, Brawn, and Beauty tribes became two tribes during the first tribe swap during episode 4 of season 28.
CBS announced today that the three-hour finale and reunion for Survivor Cagayan will be on a Wednesday for the first time since Survivor Borneo.
Under the Gunn was renamed Project Runway: Under the Gunn after its debut earlier this year, and there’s a good reason for that: it was supposed to be the 13th season of the Lifetime series, but Tim Gunn refused to… continue reading
In late 2012, Jeff Probst did an extensive interview for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Archive of American Television series. Though it’s somewhat old, it’s still worth watching. It covers everything from Probst’s early career to early Survivor… continue reading
Near the middle of the 1960s, CBS and the other networks cancelled virtually all of their long-running game shows presumably due to declining ratings and wanting to go on a different path. Count amongst the casualties “What’s My Line”, “I’ve… continue reading
Last year, New York Magazine’s Vulture determined the best sitcom of the past 30 years (The Simpsons) and the year before, determined the best TV drama of the past 25 years (The Wire). Vulture does this March Madness bracket-style, and… continue reading
CBS renewed both The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss, but did not specify if that was for two seasons for TAR (it probably is). Back in December, the network renewed Survivor and re-upped with Jeff Probst for seasons 29 and… continue reading