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U.S. Senate now has a former reality TV cast member: Cory Booker

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 …

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Sundance’s compelling “genre-buster” Brick City debuts tonight, follows Newark residents

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 …

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Fall cable reality shows to watch: Sundance’s Brick City, NatGeo’s Rescue Ink Unleashed, MTV’s Buried Life

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 …

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