In today’s edition of Ask Andy, a question about CBS’s Tough As Nails: Does it have a fatal flaw in the physicality of its challenges? Do they benefit alpha-male contestants and leave women and smaller statured men without a chance?
Questions about reality TV from you and answers from reality blurred writer Andy Dehnart. Have a question? Send it in!
Why isn’t MTV’s Road Rules streaming on Paramount+? What happened to Australia’s My Kitchen Rules—and why does it have so many episodes?
Why is Discovery+ taking shows from Food Network, HGTV, TLC, ID, Travel Channel, Science Channel, OWN, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, and Discovery Channel, and then sometimes sending them back to cable? Discovery’s CEO and president has the answer.
Why is Paramount+ missing seasons of MTV’s The Real World and The Challenge? Should that plus be a minus? What’s going on with the former CBS All Access and its seemingly random collection of episodes and seasons of reality TV?
Survivor players get access to sunscreen, contact lens solution, and other medical supplies. Do Naked and Afraid participants, including the cast of Naked and Afraid XL, have similar access to prescription medication or medical supplies?
What reality TV stars have won two or more different reality TV competitions? And will The Amazing Race creators’ new competition Race fo the Center of the Earth air in Canada?
CuriosityStream promises “an extensive and unrivaled library of films and series that dives deep into nature, history, science, travel and every category of the factual genre.” But there are no shows about LGBTQIA+ people or issues. I asked its executives about that.