A long overdue award has been added to the Emmys by the Television Academy: casting for reality shows and competition series.
ESPN’s five-part documentary series O.J.: Made in America won the Oscar for best documentary feature during the 89th Academy Awards.
Data from FX Network Research ranked all 1,267 primetime TV shows that aired in 2016. Here’s how some reality TV shows performed.
The Nonfiction Producers Association surveys producers about how much they enjoy working with cable networks. Here are the results.
I report on “The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers,” a play that’s also the life story of Double Dare’s host, who may soon be back on Nickelodeon—if people watch a special Wednesday night.
The Reality TV Awards are in their fourth year of recognizing reality TV stars and shows. Their producers explain how they work and respond to criticism.
My new story for the Los Angeles Times explores how fear is hurting reality television, preventing risk-taking and great ideas from making it to our TVs.
The Emmy for best reality competition program went to The Voice again. Mark Burnett—the target of joking criticism from Jimmy Kimmel—accepted and stumbled.
The winners of reality TV-related Emmy Awards will nearly all be ignored Sunday night, during the big telecast on ABC. It’s time to change that.
A full list of the Emmy-winning reality TV and nonfiction television show winners, who were announced during the Creative Arts Emmy awards.
The Netflix series Making a Murderer has won the Television Critics Association award for outstanding achievement in reality television. Among the shows it beat were E!’s I Am Cait, PBS’ broadcast of The Great British Baking Show, and CBS’ Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance. Making a Murderer directors and producers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos accepted the award. Demos spoke and started by acknowledging “the incredible other nominees… continue reading
The Television Academy announced nominees for the 68th annual Emmy Awards, and in the reality TV categories, there were new shows and new people nominated.
Unscripted, reality, and game shows—never mind the Olympics—are absolutely dominating in the ratings so far this summer.
Nominations for the 2016 TCA Awards, presented by the Television Critics Association, have been announced, and include eight nominations for reality shows.
Emmy nomination voting began yesterday, and as part of that process, the Television Academy has released its nominating ballots, showing all of the people and television shows eligible for nominations, in addition to technical categories, such as cinematography, directing, and editing. The lists below represent the unscripted shows and hosts who are eligible to be nominated… continue reading