A new Heineken ad from the U.K. should be adapted into a U.S.-based reality series. It’s entertaining and something the world desperately needs right now.
Archives for April 2017
ABC has made the hilariously weird choice to cast Mike Myers as the host of the new Gong Show, but Myers will be in character as Tommy Maitland.
A review of ABC and Mattel’s new reality competition series The Toy Box, on which toymakers pitch their toys to kid judges, who ruin everything.
A list of the 14 reality shows Bravo renewed today, plus the two it previous renewed. Also: new spin-offs for a RHONY star and two MDL:NY stars.
What Survivor and Jeff Probst missed last week, and what happened this episode, from Aubry returning to coleslaw to the fall of Debbie’s alliance.
Alex Apple, one of MTV’s Stranded with a Million Dollars’ four winners, writes about the finale—and Cody’s final, crappy attempt to get Alex and Gina out.
MTV’s Challenge is spinning off a new competition, The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros, that will have MTV stars face off against pro athletes.
Undressed, the hit international show, is coming to the U.S. Bunim-Murray Productions is holding open casting calls now and filming in June.
Police say Bachelor season 19 star Chris Soules was involved in a fatal accident, while several of Rachel Lindsay’s suitors have arrests in their pasts.
An interview with Stranded with a Million Dollars creator and executive producer Kevin Lee about how the show came together behind the scenes.
I wrote an essay for The Washington Post about Donald Trump’s first 100 days as president of the United States, and what reality TV predicted about that.
This week: Married at First Sight turns into The Bachelor, Face Off finds its first all-star winner, JonBenet Ramsey’s neighbors audition, and more.
Game designer Jane McGonigal suggests a way to change the format of MTV’s Stranded with a Million Dollars to make the game play less awful.
A review of NBC’s wonderful new Friday night series First Dates, which is narrated by Drew Barrymore and is full of charm and delight.
A New York Times TV critic’s observations about Survivor, Zeke, and Jeff Varner; a tweet about a post I wrote in 2002; and more.
Survivor Game Changers reached the merge and gave us two back-to-back one-hour episodes, and it took two hours for the individual game to really begin.
Sesame Street released a three-part parody of The Real Housewives called The Real Grouches of Sesame Street. It doesn’t work. I’m a grouch.
Survivor is currently filming its 35th season in Fiji, the same location as seasons 33 (Survivor Millennials vs. Gen X) and 34 (Survivor Game Changers), specifically the chain of islands called the Mamanuca Islands. Fiji will host both Survivor 35 and Survivor 36, as the show films seasons back to back in the same place. The Survivor 35 cast flew… continue reading
Stranded with a Million Dollars contestant Alex Apple writes about episode 9, including his opponents’ strategy of pooping in Alex and Gina’s water supply.
Preview Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s next work: The Vietnam War, which he calls “the most ambitious project that we have ever undertaken.”