“American High is to [other reality TV shows] as a zoo is to a wildlife preserve.” Feed’s Lisa Levy praises American High for showing kids–“pimples and all”–in an enlightening, non-sensational way.
American High debuts tonight. The 13 episode run of American High begins tonight at 9 EST on FOX with two back-to-back half-hour episodes; the series follows seniors at Highland Park High School in Chicago throughout their last year. Information and reviews: Meet the cast and view their diary clips at the official site. Chicago Sun-Times:… continue reading
EW: “American High is reality TV’s class act.” In the August 4 edition of Entertainment Weekly (stories aren’t online until next week), Dan Snierson looks at American High, the show’s main cast, and the process its creators went through. Among highlights: The 12 or so main cast members are a part of a 25 person… continue reading
creator: “I was driven by curiosity.” R.J. Cutler talks about his new documentary American High, which debuts Wednesday on FOX. After following a group of high schoolers for a year, Cutler says, “The generations before them may be spoiled, indulgent, game-playing voyeurs, … but this generation felt like everything but that.” + plus: Cutler tells… continue reading
coming soon: handcuffs and high school. Upcoming reality TV shows include FOX’s American High, which follows a group of Chicago high school students for a year, and Bunim-Murray’s Go New York, about journalists putting together a Web magazine.