Epix’s The Contender season five is the reverse of the very first NBC season: it’s now mostly boxing, with a little bit of reality show.
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ABC’s new survival series is familiar and promising, and flashes between the cast’s attempt to survive and their home lives, but it also drags.
Tabloid Wars aired just six episodes on Bravo back in 2006, and went behind the scenes of The New York Daily News’ daily reporting. It’s still great reality TV.
NBC’s crafting competition is as charming as The Great British Bake-Off, and just might be having even more fun.
Nailed It season two is still a genre-ignoring pile of exuberance and silliness, but Cooking on High is about as useful as a wet joint.
Nick’s new version of Double Dare had Marc Summers and new host Liza Koshy, and was still the show we grew up on.
The reboot of Queer Eye was a revelation, the best new reality series of the year. The reboot of Trading Spaces was surprisingly lifeless.
Tonight, Ramsay is back with 24 Hours To Hell and Back, a new Fox series that is simply his old Fox series, Kitchen Nightmares with an even dumber conceit. How different is it from Ramsay’s original UK series Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares?
The new documentary about Fred Rogers, star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, is in theatres today. It’s extraordinary. See it.
The look inside The New York Times is often compelling reality television. But there’s also something missing.
A review of ABC’s American Idol, which continually revealed itself to be more than I expected—and became worth watching again.
A review of Netflix’s new documentary reality series about the mysterious case of a pizza delivery man who robbed a bank and then was killed by a collar bomb.
My new reality TV competition obsession from the UK has amateur designers redecorating rooms in buildings already blanketed with history.
In an attempt to get big ratings, MTV has reunited most of the cast of Jersey Shore, who get drunk and party. Okay.
Nicole Byer hosts Netflix’s wonderful baking competition, which dispenses with the usual reality TV chicanery and phony, hyperbolic stakes, and just has fun.