Chef Marcus Samuelsson will travel to immigrant communities around the United States to meet people and sample cuisine for his new series No Passport Required.
Archives for October 2017
Yesterday, The Bachelor and Bachelorette producer Becky Steenhoek sued Warner Bros., Mike Fleiss’ production company, and five producers, including her supervisor, claiming she was fired last year after being retaliated against for reporting sexual harassment. Since the story broke yesterday, I’ve read the full lawsuit, published by The Hollywood Reporter and embedded below, and there are interesting facts… continue reading
Happy Halloween, and Halloween thanks to the dozen people who dropped something better than candy into my electronic bucket this month.
A segment producer who worked on JoJo Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette has sued the show’s studio, Warner Bros.; Mike Fleiss’ production company, NZK Productions; and five producers over sexual harassment. She said she complained to a more senior producer and then was retaliated against and eventually fired.
MTV will debut a new, ridiculously titled reality series called Floribama Shore, which is intended to help the network “double down on programming that celebrates youth culture.”
A preview of reality TV shows and documentaries debuting this week, including Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, Love & Hip Hop: New York, and Total Divas.
A review of season two of ABC’s The Toy Box, which has a new format, new judges, and less Noah.
Mark Halperin, one of the three stars of The Circus and one of its executive producers, has been dropped by Showtime from any future seasons of the political reality series after at least 12 women have described sexual harassment and assault by Halperin.
Bloomberg revealed why Apple Music’s first reality series, Carpool Karaoke, was delayed, and why Planet of the Apps wasn’t promoted.
ABC announced The Great American Baking Show’s major changes that were first reported on reality blurred: Mary Berry is out, Paul Hollywood is in.
October’s selection of curated and categorized links to reality TV-related news stories, starting with three longer must-read stories.
On Survivor 35’s fifth episode, Ben, a Marine, discussed his PTSD and life after service. And then the episode moved on to other, less-consequential things.
Animal Planet’s My Cat from Hell star Jackson Galaxy will star alongside Zoe Sandor in a new, similar series: Cat vs. Dog.
MTV did not pick up its competition series Stranded with a Million Dollars for a second season, I’ve learned. Pre-production on season two started this summer, with the production started the casting process and scouting possible locations. However, MTV ultimately passed on the show. MTV has not yet responded to a request for comment. I asked… continue reading
The new TBS series Drop the Mic features rap battles between celebrities, and one of its writers detailed how those are scripted by the show’s writers.
A review of VH1’s new reality competition Scared Famous, which has 10 VH1 reality stars competing against each other in a faux haunted house.
Reality TV show and televised documentary debuts for this week, Oct. 23 to 29, 2017—plus a recommendation for a scripted show that’ll probably make you laugh.
An interview with the producer of Gold Rush, covering everything from what’s real and what’s scripted to fans who trek to the Yukon just to see the miners.
When Top Chef Junior was announced, its youngest contestant was about two years old. He is now 11, because nine years have passed since Bravo said, in 2008, that it would spin off a teen version of its culinary competition. The show finally but quietly debuted last Friday, but not on Bravo. Instead, it’s on… continue reading
The Discovery Channel is resurrecting American Chopper, the series following motorcycle builders Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. The new series will air early next year and will follow the Tetuls as they “set out reclaim their preeminent bike brands and hopefully rebuild some sort of relationship,” according to the network. The original series was… continue reading