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Shark Tank returns with an outrageous gag reel

Tonight is the return of ABC’s Shark Tank, which recently won a well-deserved Emmy and continues to be one of the best broadcast network reality shows. The show has been expanded to two hours for its premiere and thus will face off against another long-time Emmy-winner, The Amazing Race, which moves to Fridays at 8 …

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Utopia will now give viewers a nomination for evictions

After less than a month on the air, Fox’s Utopia has announced how cast members will be voted off the show, changing a previously-announced format by adding the ability for viewers to nominate someone for eviction. Before Fox’s press release came out, Entertainment Weekly published a story headlined “Fox shakes up ‘Utopia’: Castmates to be voted out.” To me, that read kind …

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Watch The Chair’s films, Not Cool and Hollidaysburg, online now

The films whose creation is currently being documented on Starz’s The Chair have been released in theatres and digitally, so you can now watch how two different filmmakers did with the same script. The five episodes that Starz has made available on demand have made it clear that Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci are very different people …

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A sexist, desperate start for Survivor San Juan Del Sur

It’s always great to have Survivor back. But Survivor San Juan Del Sur stumbled in its first 90 minutes, with the scent of desperation lingering over the stereotyping: it was as if this season is desperately trying to live up to the first Blood vs. Water. The episode began with Jeff Probst in a helicopter, which usually causes me …

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Big Brother has its least surprising, most deserving winner: Derrick

Big Brother 16 has its winner, and of course it was the person who’d won the game before it even started for most of the players: Derrick Levasseur. He may have been far more subtle than other master strategic players, but he’s quite deserving for the way he played the entire house all summer long. Next, …

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Why this was Big Brother’s best cast in years

There have been many positive changes on Big Brother this summer, from sharper editing to a lack of ejaculating challenges, but the best change was the casting of thoroughly entertaining people. It may require getting over blind hatred of Frankie Grande, but it’s time to admit it: Big Brother 16 had the CBS show’s best …

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