Scripted shows are not yet back in production. But reality TV is, filming in the U.S. and internationally. Besides Big Brother, there’s Love Island, Shark Tank, American Ninja Warrior, Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, Bargain Mansions, and Impractical Jokers, among other shows.
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American Ninja Warrior’s “real-life ninja” Drew Drechsel, who’s 31, was arrested by federal authorities and charged with crimes related to having sex with a minor. He’ll be edited out of an all-star ANW season that NBC filmed just two weeks ago.
With an older cast and an upgraded set, the premiere of Big Brother 22: All-Stars seemed more like Celebrity Big Brother, and I am all for that. Of course, there were the usual technical glitches and dumb twists that we love so much.
Gervase’s new kid gets a lot of attention Survivor: Borneo episode. So does strategizing: Jeff Probst’s recap of Tribal Council to discussions of whether to break up an alliance, strategy has moved to the forefront of Survivor: Borneo.
Love Island season 2’s premiere date and schedule have been announced by CBS, and it’ll be airing eight hours every week.
During a TV interview today, Julie Chen confirmed rumors that multiple Big Brother 22 all-star houseguests tested positive for ᴄᴏᴠɪᴅ-19. But now that interview has been deleted.
“To say that there aren’t women in shark science is utterly ridiculous,” a Black female marine biologist told me. So I asked both Discovery’s Shark Week and National Geographic’s Sharkfest why they focused on white male shark scientists in their marketing and casting.
The Bachelorette season 16 is being filmed in Southern California, and reports that emerged over the weekend suggest the oldest Bachelorette ever, Clare Crawley, will be replaced mid-season with the franchise’s second Black star, Tayshia Adams.
Besides the return of Big Brother (yay? ugh?), there’s a special Chopped tournament that mashes up with Beat Bobby Flay, plus new seasons of Selling Sunset, Backyard Envy, and more.
Taskmaster’s dumb challenges inspire a lot of creativity and humor, and the show really grew on me. The CW is starting to air Taskmaster season 8 in the United States, and seasons 1 to 7 are also free on YouTube.
ABC, Fox, and Bravo are moving forward with plans to film reality shows in person despite the risks, though they are making some changes to Shark Tank, The Masked Singer, and The Real Housewives of New York City.
In an incredibly strong episode of Survivor season 1, Kelly bails on the Tagi four, but doesn’t join with Pagong members to vote out Rich, whose lack of clothing becomes a real problem that Jeff Probst even brings up at Tribal Council.
Love is Blind, Cheer, Tiger King, We’re Here, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Queer Eye, Shark Tank, Top Chef, and The Masked Singer are among this year’s unscripted Emmy nominees.
Canada’s Drag Race premiered on cable TV in the United States on Monday, and revealed itself to be an updated version of the drag race competition.
From Martha Stewart on HGTV to Robert Irvine in restaurants to The Real Housewives of Potomac, here’s what’s premiering this week.