A review of Spike’s documentary series Time: The Kalief Browder Story, which tells the story of an innocent 16-year-old who was imprisoned for three years.
Two talk show bits turned into half-hour unscripted programs have managed to draw decent numbers of viewers. Spike’s Lip Sync Battle, based on a segment from Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show, started strong, as did the expanded version of a bit from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, ABC’s Repeat After Me, though it has declined in… continue reading
I’ve been watching, with increasing interest, three brand-new talent competitions that all debuted in January. One of them, HGTV’s Ellen’s Furniture Design Challenge, concludes tonight after a short season; Spike’s Framework and Oxygen‘s Street Art Throwdown have more to come. All three have contestants with a lot of talent, and they’re all producing things that are new to reality TV competitions: furniture and street art/graffiti…. continue reading
Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle show filmed its 10 episodes in January, and now we have our first glimpse of what a full-on series with celebrities lip-syncing looks like–and what’s there is pretty damn cool. The show takes Jimmy Fallon’s bit and turns it into a reality TV competition; it’s produced in part by Fallon along with John… continue reading