How reality TV shows, including Survivor and the Real Housewives, and networks are reacting to the ratings success of the return of ABC’s sitcom Roseanne. Happy April 1.
All of these are satirical, fictional stories published on April Fool's Day, a long-running reality blurred tradition.
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Details about what will be changing in season two of Making a Murderer, and how the Netflix series has influenced other reality shows. Happy April 1.
reality blurred is joining the trend of consolidation among reality TV production companies and cable companies by joining the Comcast family. Happy April Fool’s Day!
CBS was already developing spin-off called How I Met Your Dad long before last night’s How I Met Your Mother series finale, and now comes word that this summer, the network will air another spin-off: a reality series that pairs with the network’s usual summertime competition. How I Met Your Big Brother will be a… continue reading
Lots of people have quit Survivor over the years, for reasons including regret that they’d left to play the game while a loved one was ill, asking to be voted out because they’d given up, and pure ego. If there’s anything more exciting than the drama associated with fan freak-out following a quit, it’s online… continue reading
The application for Survivor has been removed from CBS.com, confirming that the reality competition will no longer accept applications from the public online or via open casting calls, instead relying on the pool of the few hundred men and women who’ve already competed on the show to fill its casts from now on. The show,… continue reading
NBC executives will shuffle several personalities between its shows, part of a strategic attempt to increase ratings by creating compelling drama off screen instead of in prime time. In the most significant move, Celebrity Apprentice star Donald Trump will be replaced by Jay Leno next season. Leno’s humorless monologues and disengaged interviewing are a strong… continue reading
Both HBO’s Game of Thrones and AMC’s The Walking Dead will be turned into reality series, insiders say, as a way to generate attention for the relatively unknown dramas, which have had difficulty getting attention and traction from the media. How exactly HBO will translate complex mythology into a reality series isn’t clear, but AMC’s… continue reading
The United States government has begun targeted drone strikes on reality TV show productions that fake aspects of their shows. So far, drones have successfully destroyed the sets of three cable series that were knock-offs of Duck Dynasty and an editing facility used to manufacture quotations out of stock footage. Government sources say the targeted… continue reading
This satirical, fictional story is part of the April 1, 2012, edition of reality blurred. Happy April Fool’s Day. A coalition of TV networks and producers have been quietly developing a reality TV version of The Hunger Games, which is expected to premiere in 2013 and be broadcast 24/7 for at least eight weeks on… continue reading
This satirical, fictional story is part of the April 1, 2012, edition of reality blurred. Happy April Fool’s Day. TMZ has learned …. the baby of Snooki–who’s on Jersey Shore, set in New Jersey….on the shore, will be the STAR of a reality show. Sources say ………………… that ………….. MTV immediately signed the fetus up… continue reading
This satirical, fictional story is part of the April 1, 2012, edition of reality blurred. Happy April Fool’s Day. People who want to buy contraception, including condoms, lubricant, and birth control pills, will be required to watch 24 continuous hours of shows such as 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom, and Bethenny Ever After first, according… continue reading
This satirical, fictional story is part of the April 1, 2012, edition of reality blurred. Happy April Fool’s Day. Television watching is a thing of the past for the nation’s TV critics, according to a new study. Actual TV watching among critics and entertainment writers declined significantly once live tweeting during shows took off, and… continue reading
This satirical, fictional story is part of the April 1, 2011, edition of reality blurred. Happy April Fool’s Day. Next year’s seasons of Survivor and The Amazing Race will swap their casts, so after we see contestants competing for $1 million, they’ll pair off and race around the world, while teams who raced around the… continue reading