Of the top 400 shows to air on television last year, 188 of them were reality TV. Leading the pack once again were NBC’s America’s Got Talent, with The Bachelor leapfrogging over The Voice and the no-longer-airing American Idol to take the number-two spot. I analyzed and filtered the top 400 scripted and reality shows that aired last year, using… continue reading
Shark Tank’s Lori Greiner, RHONY’s Sonja Morgan, GBBO’s Paul Hollywood, and others who used the services of a company that offers fake followers to follow and retweet and make celebrities look better.
Watch previews for the 10 Oscar-nominated documentaries—and watch some of the films, including on Netflix and PBS.
The Voice and the upcoming reboot of American Idol are the reality TV shows that have the most-expensive 30-second ads. They’re followed by The Bachelor and Survivor. Variety’s report on 2016-2017 ad prices shows that, of the 25 most-expensive shows on broadcast television, only four are reality TV shows—and they’re actually two shows that each air twice… continue reading
Tyler Rochwerg tells the story of his experience being a background extra during a restaurant scene on VH1’s Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood.
David Lyle, a longtime television executive who worked primarily in reality TV, from American Idol to the Fox Reality Channel, died Thursday from cancer.
NBC’s The Voice won its third consecutive Emmy for outstanding reality competition program, because the Television Academy doesn’t care about reality TV. At least, that’s my cynical takeaway. The award was presented by Lea Michele and Kumail Nanjiani and accepted by executive producer Audrey Morrissey, who said she accepted “on behalf of our Voice family.”… continue reading
The Television Academy awarded Emmys in the creative arts categories last night. Here are all the winners.
The Television Critics Association presented awards two one documentary filmmaker and two nonfiction series as part of its 33rd awards last night.
All nominees for reality TV, documentary, and nonfiction television Emmy awards, including reality host, reality TV casting, and technical awards.
The rumor that Jeff Probst removed himself from Emmy consideration, after his fourth consecutive win, is false, the Survivor host says.
The Television Critics Association just announced its nominees for the 2017 TCA Awards, and that includes the two nonfiction categories. The reality TV category has a mix of documentary (The Circus, The Keepers), docudrama (Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath), and competition (The Great British Baking Show, Shark Tank, and Survivor Game Changers). O.J.: Made… continue reading
The 2017 Emmy ballots are out, and here are all the reality show hosts and documentary/nonfiction/unscripted reality TV shows that are eligible.
Why do producers of reality shows obscure product labels and names, either with digital blurs or tape or some other process? There are several reasons.
Everything we learned about broadcast network plans for fall 2017 reality TV—and those plans are very similar to last year’s schedules.