National Geographic is returning to more conventional reality TV, picking up season five of a reality show that aired four seasons on NBC.
Barack Obama’s appearance on Running Wild With Bear Grylls was more than a politician’s speech and less than a typical episode of the NBC series. Seeing a sitting president in such a casual, conversational environment was remarkable.
As a long-time reality TV show viewer and critic, what stood out most to me was seeing the President of the United States participating in reality TV conventions.
The Island with Bear Grylls is currently airing its second season on Channel 4 in the U.K., and the show will make its way to NBC this summer. It’s basically Naked and Afraid without the nudity and with a lot more people. (In the case of NBC’s version, which debuts later this month, it will… continue reading