Celebrity Big Brother, or Big Brother: Celebrity Edition, as CBS calls it, will return in 2022 for its third season.
Given a perfect template for a reality TV show competition, Peacock’s Frogger has instead opted to try to make its own Floor is Lava. Fail.
Life Below Zero: Next Generation’s premiere airs Monday, Labor Day, following the new season of Life Below Zero. Watch the opening scenes of the new season.
This fall reality show 2021 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.
Whether the claims of 50+ businesses that’ve appeared on CNBC’s The Profit are true or not (they accuse Marcus Lemonis “of running an expansive racketeering ring that ruined their businesses”), the show would benefit from giving us more details about exactly what happens with deals that are being made and contracts that are being signed.
Survivor 41’s cast was announced, and so were a bunch of details about the changes that Jeff Probst and the production are making to our beloved show. As usual, I’m freaking out about several of them!
JoJo Siwa will dance with a female partner on Dancing with the Stars 30, which is groundbreaking for this dusty old ABC show, but way behind everything else.
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Other critics’ takes on reality TV
- Richard Brody’s list of “62 Films That Shaped the Art of Documentary Filmmaking”
- Michael Ordoña on The Challenge and its real-life drama
- Daniel D’Addario’s review of Paris Hilton’s new Netflix show
- Melanie McFarland on how HBO Max’s cheeky and addictive FBoy Island is calling out reality dating shows
- Emily Yahr on how Rachel Lindsay’s Bachelor revelations “could lead to meaningful change”
- Brittany Luse asks, “Why Am I Watching Married At First Sight Instead of Planning My Wedding?”
- Kate Aurthur on the Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi doc The Housewife and the Hustler
- Alissa Wilkinson on Mark Wahlberg’s new reality show
- Caroline Framke on David Attenborough as “Nature’s Voice of Reason”
- Margaret Lyons on “cheesy documentary reenactments”
- Nina Metz on documentary series’ unnecessary bloat
- Helen Rosner on Stanley Tucci and Searching for Italy
News from around the web
- Fboy Island has been renewed for a second season
- The Real Housewives of Dallas is not returning next year
- Netflix renewed a bunch of shows, including The Circle for two more seasons
- Top Chef Portland winner Gabe Erales posted an apology after previously admitting to following an affair with “discriminatory” actions
- Dee Bradley Baker is returning to voice Olmec on The CW’s Legends of the Hidden Temple. (Here’s a short documentary on his voiceover work.)
Frankie Lons, Keyshia Cole’s mother and co-star four BET series, died from an overdose on her birthday. She was on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew’s fourth season.
Katie Thurston said Bachelorette producers did not previously know about the sexual assault she disclosed during filming: “I do think it surprised producers, because they did not know and those are the things they want to know going into this.”