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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… continue reading
Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock has a new reality series focusing on failure, and it debuted today on Yahoo! The first episode, which is basically an introduction to the concept, is now online, and in it, he says that a group… continue reading
Bloomberg TV isn’t exactly a place I ever expected to look for a compelling reality TV show, but it’s the home of a recently completed series: TechStars, which is named after the organization it follows. The show follows a real-life… continue reading
A UK reality series debuting on the Science Channel tonight sends The Office and Extras creators Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s radio producer, podcasting partner, and object of ridicule Karl Pilkington to tour the seven wonders of the world. The… continue reading
TV Guide, the magazine once know for actually informing us about what was on TV, has forgotten what aired on its own channel just three years ago. It announced today on its web site that TV Guide Network “has green-lit… continue reading
An online reality series will be a competition between men who think they are the living embodiment of Ken, Barbie’s genital-less plastic boyfriend. Perhaps because she has a history with plastic men, The City‘s Whitney Port will host the series…. continue reading
One of my favorite reality competitions of all time, The Real Cannonball Run 2001, has all but been forgotten. But now, the producers of The Amazing Race, Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri, are producing an online, corporate-sponsored series that… continue reading