The best reality shows of 2015, according to reality blurred editor Andy Dehnart.
Archives for December 2015
A list of the most-popular stories on reality blurred in 2015, from Whale Wars to Big Brother, Survivor to Naked and Afraid.
As 2015 ends, a few words about this week in reality TV, reality blurred, and you.
At midnight tonight, as Christmas Eve begins, the Science Channel will start airing every single episode of Mythbusters. That will take almost 10 days, and conclude next year, on Jan. 3. The cancelled series starts airing its final season in January.
Four epsiodes is hardly enough time for a series to find its rhythms, its comfort zone, never mind for a show that comes with as much expectation as ABC’s The Great Holiday Baking Show did. That’s because it’s related to both a failed US series and a beloved UK series, and it had a lot to live up to.
Well, after four episodes, the ABC has proved itself—and now that its yeast is all activated, it’s time to let it bake. And by that super-forced metaphor, I mean: I hope ABC brings it back, both in holiday and non-holiday form. ABC has given chances to Shark Tank and The Taste in the past, and both shows improved and grew with time.
It’s no secret that Survivor earns a lot of my attention. Besides its status as the show responsible for the waves of reality television that followed, the simple truth is that it continues to engage me on every level, from its exceptional production design to the game that’s played.
In one year, the CBS series went from celebrating its 30th season with a season that was a miserable low to bringing back beloved players for an outstanding season that proved how much Survivor still works.
Here’s what people read the most this year about Survivor on reality blurred.
Two well-established reality series announced extensions to their brands today: ABC’s The Bachelor will be followed by an hour-long aftershow for the first month of its new season, while Discovery’s Deadliest Catch will spin off a brand-new series set in a new location.
President Barack Obama appeared on NBC’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls, and besides cracking jokes, participated in the rituals reality TV stars know well.
It’s time once again for a collection of links, brief announcements, and other reality TV show and industry news that stood out to me over the past few weeks.
Here’s a list of 35 links and news briefs.
A review of Netflix’s Chef’s Table, a must-watch documentary reality series that tells the stories of six chefs and their food.
Survivor‘s continuous ratings dominance in its Wednesday timeslot, including its destruction of American Idol, makes all the argument CBS needs to keep the show around, 15 years and 31 seasons later. In just two hours, though, Survivor Cambodia‘s finale made the argument for why… continue reading
Survivor Kaôh Rōng: Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty, filmed in Cambodia on the island of Koh Rong, is the next season of the CBS reality competition, and there will likely be the usual teaser for the new season at the very end of the live finale and reunion.
But as of now, there is a lot that’s known about Survivor 32. Here’s a game-play-spoiler-free guide to the spring 2016 season.
During the finale of Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance, CBS promises “a shocking tribal council delivers a Survivor first.” In the preview that followed last week’s episode, Jeff Probst stands over an open voting urn, with no votes visible, and says, “for the first time in 31 seasons…”
While we don’t know what happens, the most likely possibilities involve tie votes and/or the two remaining hidden immunity idols. Here’s everything the official Survivor rules and Jeff Probst say about those possible scenarios.
Vytas Baskauskas won’t be present at the Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance finale and reunion because CBS has prevented him from doing after he left the show’s location early to be with his son.
Saying that the 2016 presidential campaign is becoming a reality show doesn’t seem like news, it just seems like an obvious metaphor, and not just because that blowhard from The Apprentice is now a credible candidate. But starting in January, Showtime will actually… continue reading