The Repair Shop—a BBC series that’s available via Netflix, and on which objects are restored—is charming, warm, and set in a barn. In other words, it’s perfect.
UK reality TV shows
Sharon Osbourne told Howard Stern X Factor auditions were “fucking karaoke” and said Simon Cowell “will do whatever he has to do to get that fucking fat face on TV.”
An interview with Spencer Sutherland, the fist American artist to compete as a finalist on The X Factor UK—and the first person voted out this season.
ITV2’s Bromans is a reality competition series that has eight men in thongs—and their girlfriends—compete in gladiator-style challenges.
Channel 4’s social experiment reality show Eden ended this month. For some reason, several U.S. publications lied to their readers about what happened.
BBC America will be air three seasons of Dragon’s Den, while Esquire will show the original Sasuke Ninja Warrior competitions starting Labor Day weekend.
Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson apologizes for using the n-word in a clip from the show, having previously denied that he used it. In an unbroadcast take from a 2013 episode, Clarkson chooses between two cars using a children’s counting… continue reading
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, which awards Baftas, the UK’s version of Emmys, has added a new category for “reality and constructed factual” shows. The awards already have categories for”best factualy series” and “single documentary,” and one… continue reading
Canada’s attempt at a Jersey Shore-style show has failed, but the UK’s version, The Only Way is Essex, is now on Hulu. Lake Shore‘s hilariously weird trailer surfaced about a year ago, but its producer e.mailed cast members earlier this… continue reading
The producers of American Idol released a statement today promising that they’ve never distorted the vocals of contestants using Auto-Tune or other technology. That statement comes in the wake of a scandal in the UK, where The X Factor has… continue reading
Simon Cowell’s The X Factor has admitted auto-tuning a contestant, and reports suggest the show might have also used Auto-Tune to modify the voices of contestants during live performance shows. (If you don’t know what Auto-Tune does, just watch Jimmy… continue reading
The first episode of The X-Factor offered amazing singer Danyl, and the second episode gave the world 50-year-old Steve, who said before his audition, “I just can’t believe how nervous I can get, but I’m determined to see it through… continue reading
On Saturday, 27-year-old teacher Danyl Johnson auditioned live on the UK’s X Factor, and judge Simon Cowell gave a standing ovation for Danyl’s rendition of The Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends.” Simon, wearing the same t-shirt he… continue reading
Sudden and immediate fame has caught up with Susan Boyle, who lost Britain’s Got Talent Saturday night and checked herself into a hospital on Monday after being escorted by police. A Scotland Yard spokeswoman told the Guardian that “Police were… continue reading
Worldwide favorite Susan Boyle lost Britain’s Got Talent Saturday night, defeated by a dance group called Diversity, who range in age from 12 to 25. They managed to make Simon Cowell smile in their creative and engaging audition, so anyone… continue reading