A reliable spoiler site says that two former Survivor winners will be back, but only as a reward—which as appetizing as a pile of limp, cold pizza.
“CBS has opted to ignore its rampant discrimination issues and lack of inclusion,” a former CBS executive says. Is that reflected in its reality TV?
“I can’t tell you the last time I saw rich Mexicans being as silly and over the top as The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills or the Shahs of Sunset. I don’t see that, and I grew up as an American loving reality TV.”
Buddy Valastro’s Cake Boss is returning, but not on either TLC or Food Network.
Matt LeBlanc’s final season of Top Gear, a ghost-hunting show with Jack Osborune, and other reality TV and documentary premieres.
Food Network brought back Robert Irvine and the Restaurant: Impossible crew, and the premiere dropped the ambushes and replaced it with more intimate, useful interaction.
BET is bringing back the show, which it cancelled in 2015, for a “new and improved” season 9.