In my curated round-up of October 2023 reality TV news, several deep-dives into The Real Housewives, including a long-awaited expose. Plus: more than 30 other links and stories!
A Survivor 45 player says they weren’t allowed to read a note or advantage they received before producers took it away. WTF?
Starting with outstanding new host Alison Hammond, The Great British Baking Show has found its way back to what made it truly great reality TV.
Several Survivor 45 players overplayed their hands during the final pre-merge episode, lying and making threats. The smart players, however, are lying low.
How does Survivor capture audio of its players? What are those bumps or devices under their clothes at challenges? Everything you wanted to know about Survivor’s sound.
All of my recaps and reviews of The Challenge USA season 2, CBS’s version of the MTV competition, featuring players from Survivor, Big Brother, The Amazing Race, and Love Island.
Netflix’s Surviving Paradise tries to mix Love Island with a survival show, and ended up producing a show so empty it’s barely worth these words.