Emmy nomination voting started today, and the nominating ballots reveal which reality TV shows, hosts, and crew members are eligible to be nominated.
Summer has arrived, the days are long, I’m sweating, and reality television offers plenty of reasons to stay inside: almost 20 reality shows debut or return this week.
The Amazing Race 31 started today. Here are the teams from Big Brother, Survivor, and The Amazing Race competing for $1 million.
Exclusive: Project Runway’s host, judges, and mentor, including Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, are not yet on board.
The star of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and Travel Channel’s No Reservations also judged ABC’s The Taste and Bravo’s Top Chef.
The new documentary about Fred Rogers, star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, is in theatres today. It’s extraordinary. See it.
Mark Burnett’s original TV series followed teams of four navigating challenging terrain in various places around the world while navigating obstacles, decisions, and each other.
One of the earliest broadcast reality shows, Temptation Island, is returning to television, though not on its original network, Fox.
The Profit returns next week with new episodes, but Tuesday night, it aired a rerun for a season-two episode with some behind-the-scenes content, with the title, “An Inside Look: Worldwide Trailers.” It was terrific television.
The Challenge season 32 has an air date, a cast, and spoilers. It will conclude the rivals storylines started on The Challenge XXX: Dirty 30 and continued on last season’s Vendettas.
Survivor season 38 is titled Survivor: Island of Extinction, and it has four returning players who may be acting as mentors or captains.
These five stories—and two bonus stories!—offer insight into reality TV shows and how they’re produced. They’re worth your time. Enjoy—and if you come across a must-read story, or you’ve written one, my inbox is always open! The Most Hated Bachelor in America Explains Himself Rebecca Nelson profiles Arie Luyendyk Jr. for GQ, and covers everything from… continue reading
RuPaul’s Drag Race season six contestant Laganja Estranja auditioned on SYTYCD, and Nigel Lythgoe didn’t freak out.
ABC has ordered a U.S. version of an Australian cooking competition, Family Food Fight, which will have families cooking and competing against each other. Ayesha Curry will host and judge.
26 reality shows debut this week, including Chopped (with Martha Stewart), The $100,000 Pyramid, Food Network Star, Who’s Line is it Anyway?.