A review of NBC’s wonderful new Friday night series First Dates, which is narrated by Drew Barrymore and is full of charm and delight.
Preview Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s next work: The Vietnam War, which he calls “the most ambitious project that we have ever undertaken.”
Brief reviews and thoughts about MTV’s Stranded with a Million Dollars and Fox’s Kicking and Screaming, both of which have entertained in surprising ways.
The Netflix documentary Hot Girls Wanted has inspired a new six-episode documentary reality series, Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On, which debuts in April.
Animal Planet will debut River Monsters season 9 in April, but it will be the last season for Jeremy Wade’s show, which has been cancelled.
Last week, before the premiere of Kicking & Screaming, contestant and reality TV fan Maxwell told me that he went on the show to challenge himself: “I keep trying to push myself outside my box, because I think it makes me a better person,” he said. On the second episode tonight (Fox, 9 p.m.), leaving… continue reading
Kicking & Screaming contestant and reality TV fan Maxwell Carr takes us behind the scenes, talking about surviving in Fiji and playing a new game.
An interview with the star of CNN’s Believer, Reza Aslan, who talks about why beliefs overrule facts, and how religious beliefs may be universal.
A review of Spike’s documentary series Time: The Kalief Browder Story, which tells the story of an innocent 16-year-old who was imprisoned for three years.
Netflix’s first reality competition series, Ultimate Beastmaster, arrived today. While it owes a lot to NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, it turns out that the genius part of the show’s business strategy turns out to be its best creative move, too. The draw here is not Sylvester Stallone, who appears in the trailer and the introduction, monotoning his way through some scripted lines before evaporating, but rather… continue reading
An interview with Rich and Marty Lagina, the stars of History’s The Curse of Oak Island, who talk about the show’s editing and their search for treasure.
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise tells the full story of Maya Angelou’s life, and it was a life that included a lot more than her memorable writing.
The seventh Big Cat Week starts on NatGeo WILD tonight, and I talked to Boone Smith about the role cuteness plays in its conservation efforts.
A decade later, Planet Earth returns with its seven-episode sequel this Sunday, when its premiere airs on BBC America, AMC, and Sundance.
The Independent Lens documentary Tower tells the stories of the victims, survivors, and first responders of the 1966 UT Austin school shooting.