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Posts from: April 2015

An attempt to change the game momentarily brightens Survivor

Survivor Worlds Apart was bookened by scenes that suggested what this season–or even episode–might have been. At the start, Shirin, still stung by Will’s abuse at Tribal, is consoled by Dan, who seems to have real empathy. At the end, Mike makes a terrific play to shake up the alliance and save Shirin. And then …

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Alton Brown out of Food Network Star season 11

Alton Brown is out of Food Network Star, which will return with just Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay as judge/mentors. However, season 11 will include Volkswagen, which will be “organically woven throughout the series and helping propel the competition,” the network announced today. At least there’s that. Since season eight in 2012, the series’ …

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The Osbournes won’t be returning to TV

As reality TV shows continue to join in the Hollywood’s current obsession with rebooting cancelled shows–A&E alone has revived Intervention and Hoarders is now filming new episodes–one classic reality TV series will not return after all. The planned reboot of The Osbournes announced last November is dead. The Osbournes 2015 series series would have aired on …

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Why the Ben Affleck model should become reality TV’s standard

Ben Affleck’s appearance on PBS’ Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. last fall didn’t include the revelation that his great, great, great grandfather was a slave owner. Why? Because Affleck asked for it to be edited out. Since that was revealed, PBS has begun an investigation and the Project Greenlight star has posted …

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Thoughts on Bruce Jenner’s new E! show, KUWTK, and ABC interview

The Bruce Jenner interview that followed Shark Tank on ABC tonight was, quite simply, a must-watch. He explained what he has known for most of his life, and what has been rumored, joked about, and used as an insult in recent years: “I am a woman.” Here are my unformed thoughts after watching the two-hour …

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