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On Uncorked, alcohol creates the best kind of reality TV drama

Alcohol flows through many reality television shows, sometimes on the surface, sometimes behind the scenes. A glass of wine in Anthony Bourdain’s hand as he mentors home cooks is on one end of the spectrum; on the other, drunken violence. Too often, alcohol amps up behavior, sometimes to intolerable levels. Throughout this genre’s life, alcohol has been both a punch …

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Two networks, two shows, same cast, a fascinating idea

Esquire and Oxygen announced today that they’ll each air a reality series that’s connected to the other. Both shows follow the same group of comedians but from two different perspectives. Esquire’s version, Comedians of L.A., will follow a group of comedians who tour and perform around the world. Oxygen’s version, Living with Funny, follows the comedians when they’re at home. It’s a …

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