CBS has dumped its plans to air a five-episode competition reality show featuring activists and hosted by Usher, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Julianne Hough. The show, called The Activist, received a lot of criticism for its format.
Survivor, Big Brother, and all CBS reality will have more diverse casts. But this needs to come first.
CBS has committed to diversifying its reality show casts: they’ll cast 50 percent BIPOC starting next year. But their promises about the people who actually cast and make reality TV are less specific.
“CBS has opted to ignore its rampant discrimination issues and lack of inclusion,” a former CBS executive says. Is that reflected in its reality TV?
Moonves continued to play an active role in CBS’ reality TV shows, including approving final casts of shows such as Big Brother and Survivor; he also previously defended Big Brother’s bigotry and bad behavior.
The new CBS true-crime series doesn’t have murder, but it does have surprising crimes told in a new way. An interview with its producers about how it was made, plus a review of the first episode.
This is the second summer CBS reality series produced by Mark Burnett that sounds like an NBC show.
How do you encourage people to watch a completely unnecessary game show based on a time-wasting app that many of us deleted years ago? Cast “fan favorites” from your two biggest reality shows, of course! That’s what CBS is doing for Candy Crush, the game show version of the smartphone game, if you can count Frankie …