A local premiere party for Siesta Key was cancelled after its star, Alex Kompothecras, was linked to the person who dragged a shark in a viral video.
Archives for July 2017
An interview with the co-creator of Laguna Beach, whose new MTV show Siesta Key uses that format but avoids the fiction that befell its spinoff The Hills.
Reality TV and documentaries to check out this week—including a very cute show that I missed last week but that you can stream for free online now.
MTV’s strategy of returning to its roots to win back viewers will continue this October, when the network will resurrect Total Request Live, aka TRL. It has been off the air for nine years, having been on television for a decade. The Voice host Carson Daly will not return to the show, which he hosted… continue reading
There will not be a vote at the final four stage of Survivor Heroes vs Hustlers vs Heroes. It will be replaced by a new way of finding a final three.
AMC has created Visionaries, an umbrella for its documentary series about pop culture genres, each of which is guided and directed by a master in the genre.
Laguna Beach season 1 and The Hills season 5 will air marathons this weekend, as well promos for MTV’s Siesta Key, which borrows Laguna’s format.
A periodic reminder for new and busy reality blurred readers about how to stay connected and not miss any of my reality TV show reviews and news.
The reality TV trip has been a source of drama from season one of The Real World, when Heather, Becky, and Julie went to Jamaica, where Becky and Bill the show’s director—ex-Real World director, that is—hooked up. That trip was positively tame considering what followed over the next 25 years, and of course, now entire shows… continue reading
Tweets from the first three weeks of BB19 reveal how many more emotional reactions Big Brother inspires—and which houseguest inspires the most.
Andy Dehnart’s review of VH1’s Signed, the music competition that gives hip-hop and R&B artists
You can watch four orphaned kittens roaming a large doll house right now, live on the Internet, switching between cameras that even include night vision.
Survivorman Les Stroud will star in Alaska’s Grizzly Gauntlet, on which he’ll face different predators in Alaska in each episode.
A few thoughts about BB19, including poor decisions by CBS and the producers that led to a returnee-controlled season. Ugh, Paul Abrahamian.
The return of Cold Justice after two years came with two major changes: a new network, Oxygen, and the lack of Kelly Siegler’s partner Yolanda McClary.
When you submit a profile photo on a dating site, who approves it? When you report an offensive image on social media, who decides whether or not it stays? Other people. But who are they? And what are they looking at all day, every day? How do they decide what is okay and what isn’t? What… continue reading
Reality TV highlights this week, including a new American version of Top Gear, Abby Lee Miller talking about her impending prison sentence, and more.
The schedules—and hilarious promos—for Discovery’s Shark Week and NatGeo WILD’s Shark Fest, which are both airing at the same time this year.
Thanks to fan outcry, Global has reversed its decision to put BBCAN season 6 on hiatus, and now Big Brother Canada will air next year.
Each episode of the Face Off spin-off Game Face will have four all-star contestants competing against each other in timed challenges to win $10,000.