Reality TV

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ALONE Season 4 new rules: What did History change?

History went and flipped the script for one of its most popular shows. The “crazy new twist” the network’s been advertising amounts to sort of a paradigm shift for Alone, which debuts its new season on June 15th. As many a sarcastic internet commenter has noted, the Alone Season 4 new rules eliminate the “alone” […]

LONG LOST FAMILY Season 3 casting call ahead of rumored renewal

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TLC’S hugely successful US adoption of Britain’s Long Lost Family hasn’t been officially renewed yet, but that renewal appears to be all but a foregone conclusion thanks to the just-announced Long Lost Family Season 3 casting call. Shed Media, the show’s production company, is looking for people “desperate to trace a lost family member” and […]

Why doesn’t Stan Zuray’s wife Kathleen join the Yukon Men cast?

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Kathleen Zuray, Stan Zuray’s wife on Discovery’s Yukon Men, has become something of a fixture for a group of the show’s (and, specifically, Stan’s) fans. Not because of anything she’s done on the show–in fact, it’s for quite the opposite reason. Thanks to Stan’s legendary stature and commanding presence, Kathleen’s near-total absence–to date, we’ve only […]

The Property Brothers are up front about how their shows are ‘fake’–and here’s why that’s a good thing

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Ever since House Hunters participant Bobi Jensen’s now-infamous exposé of that show’s TV trickery back in 2012, HGTV’s offerings have been subject to the same withering scrutiny that other networks’ reality offerings face. Jonathan and Drew Scott are no different, and “Property Brothers fake” stories go back almost as long as the two’s major network […]

BLACK INK CREW Dutchess is ‘praying to God’ that this is her last season on the show

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Black Ink Crew Season 5 has been a rough one for Dutchess. Her acrimonious split with Ceaser played out months before the episodes depicting them aired, so she had to go through the stress of the breakup (and attendant interviews discussing it) two separate times. Then came the report that Dutchess actually had two boos […]

MURDER CHOSE ME Detective Demery reveals how he was able to get a confession every time

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It’s hardly unusual for a reality TV show to have to fight back against claims that part or all of the show is fake. But Investigation Discovery’s Murder Chose Me is hardly a typical reality show–in fact, while it does use elements of reality TV, the show is more closely related to a true crime […]

LHHATL Joseline and Stevie are back together again (at least, they are when the cameras are rolling)

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It’s always in the best interests of LHHATL’s producers to make viewers think that Joseline and Stevie are back together again. And, now that Joseline has a brand-new song and music video to promote–to say nothing of “Special Delivery,” her upcoming pregnancy special featuring the first footage of baby Bonnie Bella–it’s in Joseline’s best interest, […]