There will be more reality TV on broadcast networks this fall, including the return of Survivor and a second season of The Bachelorette. But those are just some of the many announcements made this past week. Highlights from the upfronts.
Top Chef Portland has been near-perfect, everything I want from both a reality competition and Bravo’s marquee reality series: great challenges; strong, likable contestants; and several surprises.
Discovery Channel’s Who Wants To Be An Astronaut is just the latest in a long line of shows that started with Survivor creator Mark Burnett’s Destination: Mir—which ended when Mir burned up in the atmosphere, which is also what happened to all the other space reality TV shows.
The premiere of a new batch of Inside Pixar documentary shorts is Friday, and will feature United Shades of America host W. Kamau Bell narrating five episodes that focus on things like Pixar villains, vehicles, and background characters.
HBO Max is bringing back Project Greenlight and reinventing it with Issa Rae, who will be executive producer and mentor to a female director, whose movie will eventually air on HBO Max.
Reports say Survivor is dropping the number of days the players will play the game, and also dropping its themed subtitles, such as “Game Changers,” “Ghost Island,” and “Edge of Extinction.” Will it also lose those themes?
This week’s premieres include The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s reunion, and the series finale of Iyanla: Fix My Life.