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… continue reading
CBS is changing its leadership, and its entertainment president, Glenn Geller, a vocal fan of reality TV including Survivor and Big Brother, is leaving.
CBS has ordered a new one-hour game show based on Candy Crush, the addictive game on which people swap candies to make matches and waste time.
A review of CBS’ now two-part, four-hour The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey, which tries very very hard as it presents old and new evidence about her murder.
Will Walk the Line be the next Amazing Race or Survivor for CBS? Details about the new reality format the network has acquired.
The finale dates for Survivor and The Amazing Race, plus when CBS will air the three Price is Right specials, themed to those two shows and Big Brother.
Three prime-time Price is Right specials will combine three of CBS’ most valuable unscripted assets together as Survivor, Big Brother, and The Amazing Race cast members compete with fans. All three hosts—Jeff Probst, Julie Chen, and Phil Keoghan—will appear. In its announcement, CBS revealed very few details, but said that “in each primetime special, former racers, castaways and houseguests will partner with and play alongside… continue reading
In his first moments addressing the media for the first time at a Television Critics Association press tour, CBS’ new president of entertainment, Glenn Geller, made his commitment to reality television very clear.
CBS’ new entertainment president, Glenn Geller, is a fan of reality television—and not just CBS’ marquee shows—who wants to find the network a new reality hit. Geller replaces longtime executive Nina Tassler, who announced her exit yesterday and who previously praised Survivor and defended Big Brother. Geller told Variety: “I want to find the next… continue reading
Toward the end of the first episode of CBS The Briefcase, which debuts tonight, executive producer Dave Broome is driving a van with two of the cast members inside. They’ve just visited another family’s house and are now weighing whether or not to keep $100,000 for themselves or give some or all of it to… continue reading
CBS has announced a new reality series, The Briefcase, a cruel show on which producers screw with two financially challenged families to squeeze out some ratings in their next attempt to create a reality hit. It’s a show on which two poor families get $101,000 and have to decide whether to keep it or give… continue reading
A new singing competition is coming to broadcast TV, and it will be produced by former American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, who was fired at the end of last season. He continues to produce and judge So You Think You Can Dance on Fox. The new series, In the Spotlight, has been sold internationally… continue reading
Jen Bresnan, who’s been CBS’ executive in charge of its reality programming since 2008, is leaving her job. The news comes on Fox reality executive Mike Darnell’s official last day at that network. The Hollywood Reporter says Bresnan will “step down from her day-to-day role in the department at the summer’s end, but will continue… continue reading
CBS will give Survivor‘s timeslot to dogs, literally, this summer, as it debuts a new series that sounds very much like Cesar Millan’s Dog Whisperer. It’ll air Wednesdays at 8 starting May 30, likely concluding about when Big Brother takes over the timeslot in early July. Dogs in the City stars “New York City dog… continue reading
The Amazing Race‘s continual delays continually frustrate fans. Last night, the Masters went long, giving women a chance to see more of the golf club where they can’t play, and delaying TAR’s debut until 8:52 p.m. ET. (Canadians and those on the west coast are generally immune from the delays, a small reward for living… continue reading