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.
Here are the 11 reality blurred stories that were read the most during 2015, ranging from Survivor’s first winner to cast members getting a second chance.
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.