The contract Live PD has with law enforcement reveals the show’s tape delay, gives police power prevent filming or stop footage from airing, and much more.
Paramount Network says it won’t air season 33 of Cops, and WGN America will stop airing reruns after this month. But you can still stream Cops 24/7.
Vanderpump Rules’ Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni, have all been fired from the Bravo show, while The Challenge star Dee Nguyen has also been fired.
Both Rachel Lindsay and a group of Bachelor and Bachelorette fans have proposed concrete, actionable steps that ABC and the show’s producers can take to give it a “diversity makeover,” as Rachel wrote.
Among this week’s premieres are a new seasons of Netflix’s Dating Around, History’s Alone, TLC’s 90Day Fiance: The Other Way, and Ghost Adventures.
A report says former houseguests have been contacted for an all-star Big Brother 22. Will the show bring back winners, fan-favorites, or other players who have said racist or other bigoted things?
A&E’s June 5 and 6, 2020, episodes of Live PD, including the show’s special 300th episode, have been pulled off the schedule, as has Paramount Network’s premiere of Cops season 33.
Former Travel Channel host and current PBS host Samantha Brown says “the most important” thing TV networks can do now is “to embrace that diversity in their own programing.”
“Today I am tired of being silent because of a contract,” a season 8 mother wrote, while a Dance Moms producer posted that “Seeing a 7 year old little black girl be put in a box in a corner and treated so violently because of the color of her skin was heartbreaking.”
Reality TV shows, from Cops—which is still on the air, and about to premiere its 33rd season—to Live PD, need to change to stop contributing to systemic racism. Will they?
This summer reality show 2020 schedule is a frequently updated list of premieres for broadcast, cable, and streaming reality TV shows, documentary series, game shows, and other prime-time nonfiction TV.
Survivor: Borneo premiered 20 years ago. I’m going to spend the summer rewatching and doing what I didn’t do back in 2000: writing recaps analyzing the reality show that changed everything.
From Amy Cooper calling police in Central Park on a black man to a Minneapolis police officer killing a black man who was crying for help, this week has given us even more evidence of explicit racism. But we also need to focus on implicit, casual racism perpetuated by reality TV and its stars.
Holey Moley II: The Sequel made several changes from season one, and I talked to one of its executive producers about those changes, including why Stephen Curry is now animated instead of on the course.
Why aren’t networks and producers just taking the casts of our favorite shows and keeping them in hotel rooms for two weeks? Because that would ignore a key part of reality TV.