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‘America’s Got Talent’ Judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum & Mel B On Disruptive Reality Series’ Continued Resonance

As reality competition series go, America's Got Talent is a bit of a rare bird. Launching its 13th season late last month—with Season 12 up for Emmys consideration—Simon Cowell's NBC series has been on the air since 2006, and only continues to increase its viewership over time. Remaining the United States' number one show of the summer over the last 12 years, America's Got Talent hit an average of 16 million viewers per episode in Season 12, with almost 3 billion views… Read

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‘Nailed It!’ EP Jane Lipsitz Cooks Up Amateur Baking Series For Charged Political Times, Celebrating Failure

Putting exceptional chefs through a trial by fire with Top Chef, Magical Elves co-founder Jane Lipsitz subsequently moved to the opposite end of the culinary spectrum, celebrating the (often failed) efforts of amateurs with Netflix competition series Nailed It! Based on an internet meme phenomenon where novice cooks try to recreate edible masterpieces, the series watches as laymen take their shot at greatness in pursuit of a $10,000 prize. Learning the ropes of the chef's… Read

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‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Lincoln Adim Convicted Of Indecent Assault & Battery; Producers Deny Any Knowledge

UPDATED with statement from The Bachelorette producer Warner Bros: The Bachelorette contestant Lincoln Adim was convicted of indecent assault and battery last month in upstate New York, a week before he appeared on the Season 14 premiere on ABC. Adim has yet to be eliminated from Becca Kufrin’s lineup of eligible bachelors and remains on the show. "Mr. Adim was found guilty on May 21 of indecent assault and battery for groping and assaulting an adult female on a harbor… Read

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Jennifer Lopez Fosters New Generations Of Talent With ‘World Of Dance’

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Since inking a first-look deal with NBCUniversal in 2013, Jennifer Lopez has found a strong collaborative partner that has taken her TV career to new heights. Taking on the dramatic front over the past several years with crime drama Shades of Blue, in which she stars opposite Ray Liotta, Lopez has Bye Bye Birdie Live! on the horizon as the Adi Hasak-created cop series comes to an end and her Las Vegas residency winds down in September. But the star has found her greatest… Read

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Sean Hannity’s Summit Hour Cops Bigger Crowd Than ‘Bachelorette’, But Dating Competish Outstrips Him In News Demo

Sean Hannity’s hour on Donald Trump’s NoKo summit bagged a bigger crowd than ABC’s The Bachelorette on Monday night. But Bachelorette trumped Sean Hannity in the news demo. Hannity’s Fox News Channel show was the most watched on television Monday night as he covered pal President Donald Trump’s first date with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Hannity delivered 5.902 million viewers. Bachelorette, aka Monday’s most watched broadcast show, trailed with 5.493M on… Read

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How ABC SVP Of Alternative Rob Mills Weathered ‘Bachelor’ Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s Controversial Season

Overseeing ABC flagship series The Bachelor for 12 years, network SVP Rob Mills is well acquainted with reality TV drama, though few seasons in recent memory have proved as heated and controversial, or required as much executive dexterity as Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s Season 22. As production on the latest season of the reality dating series wound down and Arie selected Becca Kufrin as his bride-to-be, all was well until the Bachelor started having second thoughts, deciding to… Read

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Netflix Sets Three New Unscripted Series

Netflix is expanding its unscripted slate with three new series — comedy show The Fix with UK comedian Jimmy Carr, Katherine Ryan and D.L. Hughley. music performance series Westside and baking competition series Sugar Rush. The Fix is described as the first comedy show in the world with the stated ambition to solve the world's biggest problems. Through comedy. And experts. But mainly through comedy. In each episode Jimmy Carr, along with two permanent team captains… Read

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‘Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations’ To Air Tuesdays On Travel Channel

After it aired a 12-hour marathon of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations on Sunday, Travel Channel said today that reruns of the Parts Unknown predecessor series will air back-to-back at 10 and 11 PM Tuesdays through July 3. Hosted by chef and travelogian Bourdain, who died Friday, the popular series originally aired from 2005-12 on Travel Channel and scored three Emmy noms for Outstanding Nonfiction Series, winning twice for its choreography. It ran for nine seasons and… Read

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‘Hard To Kill’: Discovery Docuseries About Dangerous Jobs Set For Summer; Watch The Promo

EXCLUSIVE: Discovery is doing some dangerous work this summer. The cable net has set a July 31 premiere date for Hard to Kill, a new docuseries that sees an MMA fighter/military man tackling some of the toughest job ever. Watch a promo above. The show features Tim Kennedy, an active Green Beret and Special Forces sniper who has served in Iraq, Afghanistan and other global hotspots. His job is to put a spotlight on some unsung heroes of the American workforce. Here's the Ha… Read

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‘The Bachelorette’ Contestant Garrett Yrigoyen Apologizes For Controversial Online Activity

The Bachelorette contestant Garrett Yrigoyen has posted an apologia for controversial online activities that recently were brought to light. Yrigoyen earlier deleted his Instagram account when some likes on controversial posts first were noted. But today, he issued a statement on a new account regarding his prior actions. "To those who I have hurt and offended: This is all new to me. I went on the Bachelorette for the adventure and possibility of falling in love, not… Read

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Stephen David Entertainment Partners With Cultural Forecaster Sparks & Honey

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Emmy-winning documentary and reality production company Stephen David Entertainment will team with New York-based cultural consultancy sparks & honey in a deal to seek new trends, story ideas and cast members for its programming.  Combining sparks & honey's ability to identify shifting patterns in culture with Stephen David Entertainment's storytelling expertise, the partnership will be aimed at finding casting and potential story lines for development. Specifics of the… Read

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Blake Painter Dies: ‘Deadliest Catch’ Season 3 Captain Was 38

Blake Painter, a former Deadliest Catch captain who was the youngest skipper in the fleet during Season 3 of the Discovery reality show, was found dead in his Astoria, OR, home. He was 38. Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin told Deadline that Painter’s body was discovered by a friend who went to check on Painter after not hearing from him for several days. There were no signs of foul play or suspicious circumstances. “He was located on Friday but probably passed away a day… Read