Why does The Masked Singer season 6 have live audiences, and why aren’t they explaining that? Are Naked and Afraid participants paid? And can you help identify a 9/11-focused documentary for a fellow reader?
Questions about reality TV from you and answers from reality blurred writer Andy Dehnart. Have a question? Send it in!
Answers to two reader questions: one about Holey Moley’s new biography title cards that have stats on each player, and another about why Netflix only has the first two Mole seasons and not the two Celebrity seasons.
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?
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?
Do Naked and Afraid participants, including the cast of Naked and Afraid XL, have access to prescription medication or medical supplies, like Survivor players do?