“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.
CBS has announced the premiere date and other details for Big Brother 22, which will be the show’s second all-star edition.
Survivor Borneo’s eighth episode focuses a lot on Greg and Jenna, who end up receiving all of the votes at Tribal Council.
CBS’s summer reality shows Love Island and Big Brother both appear ready to go into production soon, with a major change for Love Island season 2.
RHONY used to be light and fun. But then Bethenny left, and so did everyone who knew how to tell a coherent story other than drunken fighting. Also: Who is Elyse and why is she everywhere?
What happened to Tiger King Joe Exotic’s animals? What’s it like for people on the spectrum to date? How did the feds take down the Mafia in 1980s New York? New unscripted series try to answer those questions.
Fox says Nick Cannon “inadvertently promoted hate” and “has sincerely apologized,” so he won’t be fired. But he did not apologize immediately for anti-Semitic comments he made in June, on an episode of his podcast.