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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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Esquire Network’s new reality TV: smart, visually interesting, lots of potential

The Esquire network launched last night, replacing Style, whose reality shows may find new homes. During the day, the new network is showing reruns of series such as the amazing Party Down and Parks and Recreation, and reality shows such as the original Million Dollar Listing, project Runway, Flipping Out, and Top Chef. In prime-time …

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