Discovery Channel’s Who Wants To Be An Astronaut is just the latest in a long line of shows that started with Survivor creator Mark Burnett’s Destination: Mir—which ended when Mir burned up in the atmosphere, which is also what happened to all the other space reality TV shows.
Reality show reviews and news for Discovery Channel reality TV and documentaries.
Discovery Channel’s Dodgeball Thunderdome was filmed this summer, putting people’s lives at risk to produce one of the worst reality competitions I’ve ever seen.
“To say that there aren’t women in shark science is utterly ridiculous,” a Black female marine biologist told me. So I asked both Discovery’s Shark Week and National Geographic’s Sharkfest why they focused on white male shark scientists in their marketing and casting.
Last year, Jesse James said a deal to bring back Monster Garage fell through because Discovery management was “pushing very hard to change Monster Garage into a Crappy/Cheap reality show.”
The Discovery Channel is launching a new night of themed reality TV, which includes Homestead Rescue season 6, Reclaimed, and Building Off the Grid.
Undercover Billionaire is ‘Naked and Afraid in the business world’: a review and interviews with its producers
Discovery Channel’s new show sends billionaire Glenn Stearns to Erie, Penn., with $100 to see if he can build a $1 million business in three months. But it also tries to argue that you, too, can do the same.
The creator of American Idol and Pop Idol was inspired to create Serengeti, and its director has spent a lot of time finding ways to creatively film animals.