Bug Juice, an early Disney Channel reality series, is returning to television to follow pre-teen campers. The new season is currently filming at the original location, Camp Waziyatah, in Waterford, Maine, and the original production company, Evolution Media, and original producers (Douglas Ross, Tina Gazzero Clapp, and Toni Gallagher) are returning. The Disney Channel calls… continue reading
Of the true crime, murder-mystery, pulpy shows that air on Investigation Discovery, there’s a bit of an aberration, a series that gets its name from one of the most respected institutions in journalism: Vanity Fair Confidential. The show draws its stories from the pages and archives of Vanity Fair, which are adapted and added to for the television screen by… continue reading
Doug Llewelyn, the original reporter on The People’s Court returns to the syndicated show today, for the 20th season of its post-Judge Wapner life.
A review of XHamster’s reality competition series The Sex Factor, which is so badly produced, it makes free online porn seem like high art by comparison.
An international reality TV sensation arrives in the United States on Thanksgiving day. For five hours—five! 10 if you count the immediate repeat—tomorrow, you can experience slow TV, watching a train travel 500 miles through Alaska on Railroad Alaska: Real Time Train Ride. Real Time Train Ride airs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET, and then again… continue reading
A quarter of a century ago today, ABC debuted a pre-reality series that featured a man getting hit in the balls by his kid, and the world has never been the same. America’s Funniest Home Videos–now known as AFV, because what is a home video–is a show I loved and watched back in the Bob… continue reading
A new reality show started airing this week: Summer Break follows nine pre-college, Los Angeles-area teeenagers. The catch is that the show exists only on social media, and will consist entirely of brief daily episodes and slightly less brief weekly videos that are professionally shot and edited, but will also may incorporate the endless real-time… continue reading
Thursday night, USA Network debuts The Moment, a reality series starring NFL player Kurt Warner. The network’s press release calls it “USA Network’s new original reality series” that “follows the dramatic journeys of nine lucky individuals who are given a second shot at pursuing their dream career.” In their reporting on the show, however, several… continue reading
Late last fall, G4, the TV network ostensibly about gaming, added a new reality series to its roster of original reality shows, which primarily consists of COPS knock-off Campus PD and American Ninja Warrior. The new series doesn’t seem to fit amid the reruns of Cheaters, but instead is one you could imagine Discovery airing,… continue reading
Survivor‘s Rob Cesternino had me as a guest on his podcast Friday, despite the fact that I’d partially lost my normally awkward voice, and despite the fact that I repeatedly referenced pooping in a bucket. Anyway, in the later part of our conversation, he dropped a bombshell: There’s a reality TV show called Bikini Barbershop:… continue reading