In this Ask Andy, a thought experiment about Big Brother, plus questions about Fox’s Domino Masters, Hollywood Game Night, and Relative Race
Fox’s Domino Masters shares half its name with Lego Masters, and there’s a good reason: they both have the same frustrating failure to focus on the creative process, though they do have wildly creative contestants building amazing things.
Having celebrities on a Fox reality TV show, The Real Dirty Dancing, recreate iconic moments from a beloved movie may not be necessary, but as a reality TV show, it works.
Top Chef alum and chefs Nyesha Arrington and Richard Blaise join Gordon Ramsay for Fox’s Next Level Chef, a competition that has an amazing three-story set and doesn’t use it any interesting ways.
Alter Ego, Fox’s new reality competition, uses motion capture technology to allow contestants to perform as digital characters, but has an insufferable format and no reason for existing.
Big Brother producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan’s new baking competition, Crime Scene Kitchen, has borrowed its central idea with Quibi’s Dishmantled and turned that into an excruciatingly boring hour of television that doesn’t even have fun with the title.
Fox’s Name That Tune returned earlier this year, with a full, real studio audience! I talked to its executive producer about everything from filming in Australia to casting Jane Krakowski and Randy Jackson to updating a classic game show and its rules.