The four new documentary reality shows that Starz announced today are Wrong Man, Warriors of Liberty City, In Fashion, and The Field.
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A review of CNBC’s new half-hour reality series The Job Interview, which eavesdrops on real employers conducting real job interviews.
A review of season two of ABC’s The Toy Box, which has a new format, new judges, and less Noah.
A review of VH1’s new reality competition Scared Famous, which has 10 VH1 reality stars competing against each other in a faux haunted house.
When Top Chef Junior was announced, its youngest contestant was about two years old. He is now 11, because nine years have passed since Bravo said, in 2008, that it would spin off a teen version of its culinary competition. The show finally but quietly debuted last Friday, but not on Bravo. Instead, it’s on… continue reading
A review of American High School, a BBC Three documentary reality series that follows students at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School in South Carolina.
The 1990s were peak MTV for me, especially early seasons of The Real World and Road Rules, and whether it’s an appreciation of the decade’s culture or an opportunity to escape our own, the ’90s are back. MTV revived TRL yesterday, and a new Road Rules is on its way. So it’s with those joyous memories of 1990s reality… continue reading
Netflix’s Terrace House: Boys & Girls in the City and Terrace House: Aloha State are reminders of early reality TV—and of our role in reality TV today.
A review of OWN’s Black Love, the four-episode documentary reality series on which couples talk openly and honestly about their relationships.
Face Off: Game Face improves on the regular Face Off in many ways, giving returning all-star contestants a chance to show their skills in new challenges.
A review of American Grit season two, the Fox competition hosted by John Cena, who couldn’t save the show from its changes.
Reviews of MTV2’s Shinesty, which follows employees at a clothing company, and Startup season 4, which follows Dov Charney, founder of American Apparel.
Andy Dehnart’s review of VH1’s Signed, the music competition that gives hip-hop and R&B artists
Two new unscripted series have entered Shark Tank‘s waters: The Pitch, a podcast from Gimlet Media that almost directly replicates Shark Tank’s format but covers more ground, and Worth a Shot, a new series from Fullscreen that asks drunk people to come up with ideas and then pitch them. Below, reviews of both shows, which each give people… continue reading
Reviews of TLC’s Spouse House, where singles have to get married or are evicted, and Bravo’s A Night With My Ex, on which former partners reconnect.