Details about Big Brother 18’s latest twist, the Battle Back, plus a recap of the first live eviction, on which an expected blindside did not materialize.
Archives for June 2016
Home Free executive producer discusses the changes made to the Fox show this summer, which now gives houses to contestants’ heroes.
Network Ten released a preview of Australian Survivor, which will be like a super-sized version of CBS’ Survivor, with 24 contestants competing for 55 days.
The History Channel has cancelled Top Gear USA. But the show’s producer and co-host suggest it may end up on another network sometime soon.
Donald Trump promised he’d donate his Apprentice salary to charity, but later said he would not. That’s different than other charitable promises.
When Survivor’s 34th season debuts in 2017, the premiere will be the 500th episode of the show, according to host and showrunner Jeff Probst.
That’s a remarkable achievement for any television show: only three scripted prime-time shows have made it past 500, The Simpsons, Gunsmoke, and Lassie. Soap operas, game shows, and other unscripted shows have higher episodes counts; American Idol and The Real World have already surpassed 500.
The simple genius of ABC’s rebooted game shows—Celebrity Family Feud, The $100,000 Pyramid, and Match Game—have lessons for reality TV and Hollywood.
A new game element and challenge were introduced to Big Brother in the third BB18 episode, which also saw the returnees maintain their hold on the game.
Big Brother 18’s Corey Brooks joyfully told a story of a friend in their “baseball house” trying to set a goat on fire by dousing it with lighter fluid.
A review of Escape the Night’s first episode, in which host Joey Graceffa invites YouTube stars into a Clue-like house for a Whodunnit-like competition.
A recap of the second episode of Big Brother 18, which evicted one person based on the results of a challenge, and then fell into a familiar pattern.
The Discovery Channel’s Shark Week returns Sunday for its 28th year, and now its second year in a row of focusing on entertaining with truth rather than fiction. This year’s Shark Week includes 16 specials plus a five-night talk show. Last year under, Discovery’s new leadership course-corrected and abandoned fake documentaries, resulting in Shark Week’s highest ratings ever. The most vocal… continue reading
The Big Brother 18 houseguests may be playing in teams, and one person may be eliminated tonight as a result of a challenge—a first, apparently, for Big Brother (in BB14, coach Dan actually cast a vote to eliminate Jodi after his team lost)—but for anyone worried that the show would somehow change or evolve for real this… continue reading
Nominations for the 2016 TCA Awards, presented by the Television Critics Association, have been announced, and include eight nominations for reality shows.
Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins will be followed by cameras for their own Bachelor spin-off, Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After, which will air on Freeform.
CBS has announced the air dates for Survivor Millennials vs. Gen X’s premiere and Big Brother 18’s finale. Both shows will be 90 minutes each.
A review of XHamster’s reality competition series The Sex Factor, which is so badly produced, it makes free online porn seem like high art by comparison.
A Big Brother fan has updated his rankings of winners for the US and Canadian versions of the show to include the winners from CBS’ Big Brother 17 and Global’s Big Brother Canada 4, which had an unusual outcome of two winners, brothers who were playing the game as a single player. The analysis was done by Matt… continue reading
As the American Ninja Warrior qualifying rounds continue, a behind-the-scenes look at ANW’s casting, production, course construction, hosting and more.
In Tickled, a new documentary that’s being compared to Catfish, investigating competitive tickling videos leads a journalist into a world of legal threats.
Learn more and watch the trailer.