WE tv’s reality show about brides turning into monsters is back. But does it document or perpetuate that kind of awful behavior?
Love After Lockup’s ratings growth has earned it a second season, and possibly specials and a spin-off.
Reality has, ironically enough, made a reality show worse. Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars‘ third season has been all-consumed by Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett’s confrontation over Hank’s cheating, and that has made me lose interest. During last Friday’s episode, after a lot of build-up and avoidance, Hank finally confessed that the encounter started with… continue reading
Of WE tv’s two Friday night relationship-focused series, the one that actually has its cast members have sex on a stage in front of an audience is not the sensational, entertaining one. No, Sex Box is boring, a dull talk show pretending to be something interesting. Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars is where the the entertainment is, and… continue reading
The trailer for WE tv’s forthcoming version of Sex Box calls the series “the boldest show on television,” but really it just looks like the most boring show on television, like a second-rate daytime talk show where the guests wear pajamas.
Sex Box, a UK series on which couples have sex in a private, on-stage box and then talk about it with experts, is coming to the United States. WE tv has ordered the show, which will be produced by Relativity Television, the producers of Catfish and The Great Food Truck Race, among other series. WE tv’s press release is careful… continue reading
Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best, the badly staged and poorly acted “reality” series on WE tv, ends its first season tonight having just been renewed for a second season. Its hour-long episodes are unwatchable, which is striking because a recent documentary, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, is incredibly humanizing and entertaining. Comparing the… continue reading
The father in Raising Sextuplets, WE TV’s knock-off of Jon & Kate Plus 8, has been arrested for threatening his family and resisting arrest. Bryan Masche was arrested Sept. 11 in Arizona and was released on bond. The Daily Courier reports that he was arrested “on charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and threatening domestic… continue reading
A rental van being used by the crew of WEtv’s The Locator was stolen by a man with a warrant fleeing from authorities. That happened last Tuesday as the crew was loading it with gear; the van was eventually recovered. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has the story, which is pretty amusing, especially since crew members were… continue reading
The highest-rated show on WE is The Locator, which is currently airing new episodes air Saturdays on WE and has been renewed for a fourth season, which is now in production. The half-hour show follows Troy Dunn searching for and reconnecting people who’ve lost touch with each other or have never met, and episodes end… continue reading
WEtv is currently airing I Want to Save Your Life, a weight-loss series that does not involve competition or humiliation. Instead, it’s one guy helping one person, as Charles Stuart Platkin uses his knowledge–part of which he gained while losing weight himself–to help that person regain control of their life. I talked to him recently… continue reading
A diverse group of of new reality shows debuts this weekend, with subjects ranging from rehabilitated dogs to men who work in sewers. Tonight with the 9 p.m. ET return of National Geographic Channel’s DogTown, the series that follows the rehabilitation of dogs at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah, which the network says… continue reading
The WE’s High School Confidential, which debuts tonight at 9 p.m. ET. and airs for six weeks, could be considered a reality series, but it’s more like a six-part documentary considering that it was filmed over four years at Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kan. As its title suggests, each episode follows between one… continue reading
Two very different reality series debut tonight on two different cable networks, one of which follows crazy women making others’ lives hell to make their dreams come true, while the other shows crazy men risking their lives to make money. First, the fourth season of Bridezillas debuts at 9 p.m. ET on WE. The show… continue reading