Here are four recommendations for stories that explore behind the scenes of reality TV, from wardrobe to editing in nature documentaries.
Archives for August 2016
Esquire will marathon the eight episodes of E!’s What Would Ryan Lochte Do? on Friday night, capitalizing on his presence in the news over #LochteGate.
Before the Rio Olympics began, an NBC executive insisted that the Olympics’ primarily female audience is “less interested in the result and more interested in the journey.” While that is grossly patronizing and sexist, it has not seemed to manifest too much during NBC’s prime-time network coverage of the summer games. Those three hours have mostly been filled with competition—with some bios and background, sure, but mostly competition.
In fact, it’s been so competition-heavy that I’ve been genuinely, achingly missing one of the best parts of the Olympics: Mary Carillo’s feature stories.
The 20 people competing on this fall’s Survivor Millennials vs. Gen X have been announced by CBS, which says that “[e]ach group of 10 castaways possesses similar characteristics that represent their generation and help unify their tribe.” Of course, this is… continue reading
I Am Cait, the E! reality series that followed Caitlyn Jenner, has been cancelled, but E! said she’ll still appear on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Fox programming executive Dana Walden identified the exact reason why Coupled, a Mark Burnett-produced Bachelor clone, failed.
WE tv announced the cast of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars season six shortly after the season five finale, on which Tara Reid was kicked off the show.
Australia’s network Ten has released six minutes from episode one of Australian Survivor, its rebooted version of the show that follows CBS’s lead.
On Thursday night, Survivor Gabon and Heroes vs. Villain’s Randy Bailey played Big Brother harder than most of the people on Big Brother 18.
Brendan Dassey, Steven Avery’s nephew and one of the subjects of Making a Murderer, just had his conviction overturned by a federal judge.
Robert Irvine’s restaurant makeover reality show Restaurant Impossible has been cancelled by Food Network. Irvine has a daily talk show that starts in Sept.
A few easy ways to stay connected with reality blurred, including new breaking news alerts as part of the weekly e-mail newsletter, Reality in Focus.
A few new details about the CBS All Access Big Brother that will air this fall.
Plus: How do you think this version of Big Brother should change? Tell me anonymously.
The season 5 episode of Catfish “Lucas & Many” introduced several firsts for the show, which was about a man, Zac, who catfished more than 400 women.
Asked about the Big Brother cast members’ racism and sexism, CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller said that the show is “great” the way it is.