For the sixth year, Jimmy Kimmel Live has featured a segment during which parents lie to their kids and cause them emotional pain for our entertainment.
ABC has renewed Match Game, The $100,000 Pyramid, Celebrity Family Feud, and To Tell the Truth, all of which are doing well in the ratings.
The simple genius of ABC’s rebooted game shows—Celebrity Family Feud, The $100,000 Pyramid, and Match Game—have lessons for reality TV and Hollywood.
NBC and ABC have found unscripted success thanks Steve Harvey, whose charisma and humor led to ratings hits Little Big Shots and Celebrity Family Feud.
When I learned that ABC was planning a baking competition with Mary Berry as a judge, I did not expect that what would end up on television is The Great British Bake-Off. But The Great Holiday Baking Show really is that. As some kind of holiday miracle,… continue reading
ABC’s The Great Holiday Baking Show, judged by The Great British Bake-Off‘s Mary Berry, now has a debut date (Nov. 30), hosting team (Nia Vardalos and Ian Gomez), and second judge (Johnny Iuzzini). A week after I first reported that Mary Berry would… continue reading
The Great British Bake-Off judge Mary Berry has signed with ABC to judge a holiday baking competition, I’ve learned. Last month, British press reported that Berry would be filming an American version of GBBO. That’s not the case. Several years ago,… continue reading
Bruised by criticism after a reality TV show surreptitiously recorded and aired a man’s death, New York City hospitals will no longer allow patients to be filmed without getting prior consent. The Greater New York Hospital Association, an umbrella organization… continue reading
As a child of the 1980s, I’m predisposed to love the all things Jim Henson, especially the Muppets. Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock were must-watch shows, and The Muppet Christmas Carol is still my favorite version of A Christmas Carol…. continue reading
Two talk show bits turned into half-hour unscripted programs have managed to draw decent numbers of viewers. Spike’s Lip Sync Battle, based on a segment from Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show, started strong, as did the expanded version of a… continue reading
“It’s robot fightin’ time!” because ABC is resurrecting Battlebots, the early-2000s series that had robots battling each other in an arena. This is totally awesome. The new, six-episode, single-elimination series version will air this summer. The “reimagined take of the killer robot… continue reading
ABC’s Take the Money and Run debuted last week, and is the first worthy successor to ABC’s awesome early 2000s, Anderson Cooper-hosted series The Mole. While ABC reality shows often tend to be glossy, cheesy, and overproduced, like The Bachelor,… continue reading
The Emmy-winning ABC reality series Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution is now searching for families to be cast on the show after the school system in Los Angeles rejected the show’s request to help make over its cafeterias, as the chef… continue reading
ABC has changed the name of its upcoming weight loss series Obese to Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, which has already been renewed for a second season. The name change connects the show to the network’s other feel-good makeover series,… continue reading
ABC has announced the cast for its second season of Shaq Vs., which is modifying its format slightly to allow Shaq to challenge non-athletes, too, perhaps in the same annoyingly, overly scripted way. Bringing in non-athletes gives ABC an excuse… continue reading