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Crime Scene Kitchen is a delinquent baking show from Big Brother’s producers

Big Brother producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan’s new baking competition, Crime Scene Kitchen, has borrowed its central idea with Quibi’s Dishmantled and turned that into an excruciatingly boring hour of television that doesn’t even have fun with the title.

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Big Shot with Bethenny is not The Apprentice. It’s a pointless mess full of hypocrisy.

The Big Shot with Bethenny is not The Apprentice. It’s such a mess that it made me long for the original format, and we all know how that turned out. Sometimes her new series resembles the chaotic, unprofessional workplace of Bravo’s Flipping Out; sometimes it’s one of Bethenny Frankel’s Real Housewives’ spin-offs; and sometimes it’s like one of those flat, failed Apprentice clones from the late 2000s.

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Real World Homecoming and Challenge All Stars: nostalgic MTV reality TV in two very different forms

The Real World Homecoming: New York was perfect, a look back that was firmly grounded in today. It celebrated the original show while also offering something new. The Challenge: All Stars, not so much.

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