An interview with the co-creator of Laguna Beach, whose new MTV show Siesta Key uses that format but avoids the fiction that befell its spinoff The Hills.
Phil Keoghan is visiting six continents in only two hours for his next television gig, but this time, he’ll do that with a co-host, Hollywood Game Night’s Jane Lynch, and from a studio in New York City. National Geographic Channel’s Earth Live (Sunday at 8 p.m. ET) will visit 25 locations in 15 countries on six continents,… continue reading
Reality TV casting producer Doron Ofir talks about his role in casting ABC’s reboot of American Idol, which will start touring the country in August.
I interviewed American Ninja Warrior stars Jessie Graff & Drew Drechsel, and hosts Akbar Gbajabiamila & Matt Iseman, about how the show created celebrities.
An interview with Stranded with a Million Dollars creator and executive producer Kevin Lee about how the show came together behind the scenes.
Last November, in a rural Georgia park, I interviewed several contestants for American Grit season two. It was the first thing a tiny contingent of press—two Fox TV station crew, and another print reporter and I—did before traveling to the actual set, where the contestants would be mentored by military elites and test their own endurance in the John… continue reading
An interview with The Profit’s Marcus Lemonis about his CNBC show The Partner, which concluded its first season when he named Julianna Reed as his partner.
Of the true crime, murder-mystery, pulpy shows that air on Investigation Discovery, there’s a bit of an aberration, a series that gets its name from one of the most respected institutions in journalism: Vanity Fair Confidential. The show draws its stories from the pages and archives of Vanity Fair, which are adapted and added to for the television screen by… continue reading
Kicking & Screaming contestant and reality TV fan Maxwell Carr takes us behind the scenes, talking about surviving in Fiji and playing a new game.
An interview with the star of CNN’s Believer, Reza Aslan, who talks about why beliefs overrule facts, and how religious beliefs may be universal.
An interview with Rich and Marty Lagina, the stars of History’s The Curse of Oak Island, who talk about the show’s editing and their search for treasure.
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise tells the full story of Maya Angelou’s life, and it was a life that included a lot more than her memorable writing.
For its 11th season, Face Off will look different: not just because it’s the show’s first-ever all-star season, but because the contestants will compete in pairs all season long, affecting the way each episode is structured. Instead of weekly eliminations, as the show had for its previous 10 seasons, the show will now alternate. Tonight’s episode (Syfy, 9 p.m.) won’t… continue reading
Hoarders airs its season, maybe series, finale on Sunday, with what will be Matt Paxton’s final episode. Why it’s “the most difficult hoard I’ve ever seen.”
An interview with the producers of Ocean Warriors, a six-hour Animal Planet series that follows people who are trying to stop illegal fishing.