Quick reviews of five new reality series: CNBC’s Follow the Leader, Food Network’s Cooks vs. Cons, Spike’s Life or Debt, Bravo’s Going Off the Menu, and Oxygen’s Quit Your Day Job.
A collection of links to stories about recent reality TV news, reality show announcements, and behind-the-scenes insight.
These 41 reality TV stories caught my attention over the past month or so, ranging from Matt Damon explaining to Robert Durst pleading, The Bachelor’s celebration to Swamp People’s conclusion.
At the top of every page on reality blurred, there’s now an icon that takes you to the most recent reality TV show debut schedules. Looking at the list of shows debuting this winter, and scrolling down to Jan. 19, you’ll see eight shows that debut tonight—never mind the shows that are already airing.
I’ll have longer stories on these two shows, including interviews with Jillian Michaels and Matt Iseman, coming soon. But for now, here’s what I recommend checking out; I enjoyed the first episodes of both these series.
It’s time once again for a collection of links, brief announcements, and other reality TV show and industry news that stood out to me over the past few weeks.
Here’s a list of 35 links and news briefs.
From A Charlie Brown Christmas to the all-day A Christmas Story marathon on Dec. 25, there are many scripted holiday shows and movies that become part of our celebrations. It’s time for holiday reality TV shows to become annual traditions, too—and now there are several shows that would be welcome return visitors every December.
Time for another unpredictably semi-occasional list of reality TV news and stories you may have missed over the past couple of months. As always, please feel free to send links any time to news stories, videos, social media posts, or anything else you see that is reality TV related. I appreciate the contributions! Reality TV shows in the… continue reading
Since Survivor first aired 15 years ago, summertime has been reality television’s territory—especially on broadcast networks, which have more real estate in summer for unscripted shows. With the end of America’s Got Talent and Big Brother, and the return of Survivor, summer reality TV is handing the baton off to fall reality television. This summer’s… continue reading
A collection of 71 news items and links about various reality TV shows and stars from the past few months. Feel free to send links of things I’ve missed or stories you love. Fascinating must-reads Mythbusters director of photography, Scott Sorensen, started on the show as a PA. In an interview with No Film School,… continue reading
Behold, a list of 77+ news items and links from the past few months. I’ve been compiling this list of stories and links you may have missed for a long time, but for some reason I didn’t publish it until now. They’re grouped into three categories but otherwise there’s no logical order, so have fun… continue reading
From a man repeatedly accused of murder to the unknown people behind popular sports mascots, these six reality shows airing now or debuting soon are all worth your time. See the full guide to reality show debuts for everything that’s airing now or soon, but definitely give these series a shot. The Jinx: The… continue reading
A lot of miscellaneous news from the past few weeks, from Survivor to potential Oscar-nominated documentaries to Science Channel’s 10-day Mythbusters marathon. Survivor San Juan Del Sur‘s Baylor Wilson now says she thinks Natalie played a better game than Missy, Baylor’s mother, saying “I voted for my mom because I loved her and I’m her daughter.” EW’s Dalton… continue reading
It’s time for our semi-regular round up of reality TV news and links. I hope everyone has an awesome Thanksgiving; safe travels and happy days of relaxation, work, and/or mad consumerism. I’m very grateful for you, supporting reality blurred by reading, sharing stories with friends and colleagues, responding to the damn surveys, and sending me tips, links, and other… continue reading
Recent news about reality TV show cast members American Idol judge turned mentor Randy Jackson is finally leaving the series, apparently for real this time. In 2013, he quit the show, and then was added back as a mentor. In a statement, Fox, FremantleMedia, and 19 Entertainment said he “has been such an integral part… continue reading
News about reality TV show cast members The Bachelor couple Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell have broken up, which was first noticed as a result of social media unfollows. Someone “close to the couple” (read: close to Nikki) told People that Juan Pablo had a “disregard” for her feelings. Kyle Chrisley said his dad,… continue reading