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Dancing with the Stars 20’s cast

ABC revealed Dancing with the Stars 20‘s cast this morning, and it is the usual mix of reality stars, athletes, and actors, along with a few unexpected celebrities. The cast consists of: Suzanne Somers, actor and Thighmaster infomercial star Patti LaBelle, iconic singer and actor Michael Sam, the first openly gay person drafted into the NFL …

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Want to be on Survivor or Amazing Race? Go to Santa Monica

On Hallmark’s Home & Family, four of the “blind date” contestants for The Amazing Race 26 talked about how they were cast, and two of them who were eventually paired together had an interesting story: they were both recruited in Santa Monica, California. Their stories sounded quite familiar to me, and I started remembering things like: Survivor …

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Real Chance of Love star dies

I Love New York season one cast member Ahmad “Real” Givens, who went on to star in Real Chance of Love with his brother, died Saturday of colon cancer. His last Instagram post had a caption directed to his brother, saying “love you.” VH1 announced his death and said, in part, “Our hearts go out to …

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Shark Tank fight: Lori Greiner’s early offer angers sharks

Tonight’s Shark Tank was as epic as promised, and though it took placeand took place after a pitch ended. The fight wasn’t over actual offers, but over Lori Greiner–and then Daymond John–making an offer so early in the pitch, preventing the other sharks from being able to ask questions. It was one of those annoying “make …

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ABC’s new reality exec, Rob Mills, comes from within

ABC has its new reality TV executive: Robert Mills, who’s been in ABC’s alternative division since 2003, and tweets regularly about shows he oversees, including The Bachelor. In a press release announcing Rob’s promotion to senior vice president of alternative series, specials and late-night programming for ABC Entertainment (whew!), ABC’s entertainment president, Paul Lee, said: “Rob is a passionate …

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King of the Nerds is on fire this season

King of the Nerds is in the middle of its third season on TBS right now, and it’s better than ever, just incredibly enjoyable competition reality television. For the not-yet-addicted, I wrote about why you should be watching King of the Nerds for HitFix. The reasons I listed are pretty much the same things that I’ve …

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A preview of the Lip Sync Battle show

Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle show filmed its 10 episodes in January, and now we have our first glimpse of what a full-on series with celebrities lip-syncing looks like–and what’s there is pretty damn cool. The show takes Jimmy Fallon’s bit and turns it into a reality TV competition; it’s produced in part by Fallon along with John …

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