You can watch four orphaned kittens roaming a large doll house right now, live on the Internet, switching between cameras that even include night vision.
Chris Pine starred in two Saturday Night Live sketches, including one, “Auto Shop,” about the VH1 competition RuPaul’s Drag Race.
A new Heineken ad from the U.K. should be adapted into a U.S.-based reality series. It’s entertaining and something the world desperately needs right now.
The midseason show I have most been looking forward to this year is a sitcom: NBC’s Trial & Error, which debuts tonight.
That’s in part because the show, starring John Lithgow, is a mockumentary that was inspired by a terrific documentary series. But my excitement is mostly a result of this trailer…
Several Super Bowl LI ads used reality TV to entertain and capture attention. Here they are for your repeat viewing pleasure.
A review of American Horror Story: Roanoke, which attempted to satirize reality TV twice with “My Roanoke Nightmare” and “Return to Roanoke.”
The Weather Channel is giving us an option to escape election coverage: a nine-hour marathon of nature and weather footage, which starts at 3 p.m. ET.
Issa Rae, the creator and star of HBO’s new comedy Insecure, says her show presents a different version of black female friendships than reality shows do.
One-seventh of the speakers at the Republican convention this week are people who’ve been on reality television shows. A full list, and when to watch them.
Call 415-529-6057 for a recording of the next episode of Phone Stories, on which people tell you true stories about themselves or about others. Try it!
Men read real tweets directed toward two female sportswriters.
These truly are #MoreThanMean—they’re just unspeakably cruel, yet also so important to watch.
What happens when you take a 1980s cartoon and add new voices to turn it into a reality show? Nostalgic reality TV magic, that’s what.
Publications that have reported on research connecting reality TV viewing to narcissism have left out some critical facts from their headlines and articles.
On Friday, two writers known best for their fiction both died: Harper Lee, who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, and Umberto Eco, who wrote The Name of the Rose.
Here are their surprising connections to reality television.
Here are reality show stars’ public endorsements of presidential candidates, including Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders.
Matt Weiner, the Sopranos writer turned Mad Men creator and showrunner, admits that he “would find it a tremendous challenge” to produce an unscripted show, and analyzes the scripted world’s perception of reality TV.
All of that is in part one of his appearance on The Jay and Tony Show Show podcast, which Weiner taped last Monday. The conversation about reality television starts about 37 minutes in, though the rest is interesting, too, especially for fans of AMC’s Mad Men.
In Google’s Year in Search 2015, its lists of the most frequently searched and trending terms last year, there are many interesting things to explore, and the lists of searched reality TV shows offers several surprises.
When those who work in scripted television offer thoughts about reality television, the appropriate reaction is often an eye roll. Those kinds of critiques tend to come from people who don’t really watch or work in the genre, but who still feel qualified to make gross generalizations that unfairly malign all shows because of sins of a few (or many!). But the executive… continue reading
Someone claiming to be an anonymous New York-based “reality show producer looking for an assistant” has posted an ad for the position that mostly focuses on the producer’s pitch for a new reality TV series: the “Real Superman Show.” I’m honestly not sure if these 5,488 words are satire, epic performance art, or something that should… continue reading
New research suggests that our embarrassment for and/or judgement of people we’re watching on reality TV starts with compassion and empathy. Research published in NeuroImage studied vicarious embarrassment or VE, which it defines as “an emotion triggered by the observation of others’ pratfalls or social norm violations.” By showing reality TV show clips to participants… continue reading