Sundance is capitalizing on the popularity of true-crime unscripted series not be creating its own show, but by making it possible for people to watch the documentary series that inspired the podcast Serial: The Staircase.
Newark mayor Cory Booker was elected to the United States Senate yesterday, which The Star-Ledger reports “makes history” because he’s “the first African-American to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.” He is also the first former reality TV show cast member to become a senator. Booker’s rise from mayor to senator is somewhat different… continue reading
Starting tonight, Sundance Channel will air The Comeback, a fantastic but one-season HBO series starring Lisa Kudrow as a has-been actress who’s being filmed for a reality show. Presented as unedited footage from the reality series, The Comeback is an incredible send-up and satire of reality TV and so much more, as we follow Kudrow’s… continue reading
The best new reality series of the fall, Brick City, debuts tonight on Sundance Channel at 10 p.m. ET, airing one episode every night all week long, and the whole series is currently available On Demand on most cable systems. The series follows the city of Newark, New Jersey, and four key residents who are… continue reading
I’m halfway through two weeks at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, at which networks present their new shows and talent to TV critics, sometimes to be chewed up. (Follow me on Twitter for insanely near-instant updates about reality TV-related news. And if you’re really interested, venerable TV critic Alan Sepinwall dissected press tour… continue reading