A recap of The Mole season 1, episode 1, “Part the First,” now streaming on Netflix, having premiered 20 years ago in the wake of Survivor Borneo, but before Survivor The Australian Outback.
Good morning! It’s officially summer, with the solstice arriving yesterday, though it seems like it’s been here in Florida for a while, from the clouds of heat and humidity, and the flood of summer reality TV shows that have already premiered. And of course, there will be a steady drizzle of shows premiering all summer …
Netflix has two new travel reality shows—World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals, with Million Dollar Listing’s Luis Ortiz, Jo Franco, and Megan Batoon; and Fresh, Fried and Crispy, with Daym Drops—that are perfect light escapes that also offer ideas for travel.
Holey Moley season 3 questions, answered: Steph Curry’s role, new and returning holes, and much more
How are Holey Moley holes designed, and which holes are new for season 3? Why are some returning and others reused? What’s up with Steph Curry taking Holey Moley pro? Answers to these questions and many more from executive producer Wes Dening.
Fox’s Lego Masters has amazing builds and talented contestants, but it’s an inferior talent competition, refusing to show us process or coherent judging.
The original ABC version of The Mole, with Anderson Cooper as host, is coming to Netflix on Monday. Does the timing have anything to do with an American show with The Mole’s format filming this summer in Australia?
American Ninja Warrior questions, answered: Why teenage contestants? Will it return to Las Vegas? and much more
I interviewed American Ninja Warrior executive producer Anthony Storm about season 13, including its return to Las Vegas for finals, the addition of teenage contestants, the eventual return of live audiences, and more.