Reality TV Wins Its Own Critics’ Choice Awards Show
Reality TV is getting it’s own awards show, for real. The Broadcast Television Journalists Association and NPACT, the trade organization serving producers of nonfiction entertainment content, will spin off the “reality show” category of the Critics’ Choice Awards into its own standalone show, the groups announced today.
The inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards are set for Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Bob Bain and Joey Berlin will… Read
‘The Bachelor’ Season 23 Gets Premiere Date With Colton Underwood As Rosemaster
The Bachelor mansion got a scare amid the Southern California wildfires, but it survived, and now Season 23 of the dating game has a premiere date.
ABC has set 8-10 p.m. January 7 for the latest edition of the competition series, which will have Bachelorette alum Colton Underwood controlling the roses. The ex-NFL player charmed Becca Kufrin last season but was sent home single after averring that he had fallen in love. Now it’s his turn in the hot seat.
Here’s the logline… Read
Discovery Greenlights ‘Border Live’ Reality Show Set At U.S.-Mexico Border
With the national debate focused on immigration, Discovery is heading to the U.S.-Mexico border for a timely live reality series, Border Live. The six-part multiplatform series hosted by CNN anchor/special correspondent Bill Weir and investigative journalist Lilia Luciano, is set to premiere December 5 at 9 PM on Discovery Channel.
The live weekly series will document the work of law enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the real lives, real moments and stories… Read
‘The Brady Bunch’ Kids Reunite To Launch HGTV Series That Will Renovate Sitcom’s House
Here’s a story: The kids from The Brady Bunch held a family reunion of sorts in Los Angeles to kick off an HGTV series that will follow a full overhaul of the house used in the sitcom’s exterior shots. Check out a closeup of their photo below.
Barry Williams (who played Greg Brady), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Susan Olsen (Cindy) gathered at the iconic home in Studio City to help launch A Very Brady R… Read
Lyric McHenry Overdose Death Ruled Accidental; Body Found In August On Bronx Street
The heroin, cocaine and alcohol overdose that killed reality TV personality Lyric McHenry in August was an accident, the New York City medical examiner’s office has ruled.
McHenry, the daughter of New Jack City producer Doug McHenry, was last seen by friends leaving her 26th birthday party in Manhattan hours before her lifeless body was found on a Bronx street during the early morning hours of August 14.
McHenry produced and appeared in E!’s one-season show EJ NYC… Read
Joey Fatone To Host ‘Common Knowledge’ For Game Show Network
EXCLUSIVE: Game Show Network has synched up with Joey Fatone to host Common Knowledge, its new daily half-hour series that premieres January 14.
The game show asks practical, everyday questions that everyone should know, such as what should you do when you have a fever? Or how can you tell if a watermelon is ripe? Two teams of three friends/co-workers/relatives compete to answer multiple-choice questions in three rounds of play with the winning team going on to the bonus… Read
TLC & HGTV Relaunch Home-Makeover Series ‘While You Were Out’
Discovery said today that its cable nets TLC and HGTV are teaming to revive the 2000s home-makeover series while you were out.
The premiere of the first series co-production under Discovery’s expanded lifestyle portfolio will be simulcast on both networks, with each brand lending its special flair to the series, Discovery said. Production begins this month for a 2019 premiere.
While You Were Out will feature TLC and HGTV stars designing one room in neighboring homes
‘The Masked Singer’ Celebrity Competition Series Gets Premiere Date On Fox
Fox has set Wednesday, January 2 for the premiere of celebrity singing competition series The Masked Singer, based on the hit South Korean format, hosted by Nick Cannon, with panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke.
A viral phenomenon with more than half a billion fans worldwide and the No. 1 top-trending video of 2017 on YouTube, The Masked Singer features celebrities facing off against one another with one major twist: each singer is… Read
Fox Sets ‘MasterChef Junior: Celebrity Showdown’ Special For Thanksgiving Night
For those family Thanksgiving gatherings that tend go south, here’s a new recipe: Let Gordon Ramsay do the yelling this year. Fox has set aMasterChef Junior: Celebrity Showdown special to air at 8 PM ET/PT on turkey day, right after its football game. Guests will include primetime stars and a couple of NFL Hall of Famers/reality competition winners.
Ramsay and chef Aarón Sánchez will keep watch as celebrities, their kids and some fan-favorite alumni show off their… Read
‘Gold Rush’ Star Todd Hoffman Teams With Thom Beers & Jeff Conroy For Reality Competition Series ‘Greenhorn Gold’
Gold Rush creator and star Todd Hoffman has partnered with Bering Sea Gold executive producers Thom Beers and Jeff Conroy on another series set in the world of amateur gold mining, this time in the competition reality space.
Hoffman and Jose Behar’s Züm Media has signed a development deal with Beers and Conroy’s new multi-platform production company BoBCat Studios to create the show.
Tentatively titled Greenhorn Gold, the series will feature a cast of men and women from… Read
‘The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition’: Premiere Date & Spicy New Host For ABC Competition Series
Spice Adams, meet Baby Spice. Emma Bunton, the British TV personality and former Spice Girl, is joining Anthony “Spice” Adams as host of The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition, which will premiere at 9 PM Thursday, December 6 on ABC.
The show challenges contestants to put their best recipes forward as they compete in holiday-themed challenges and eliminations in the hope of being named America's Best Amateur Baker.
The judges panel also has two new faces for the… Read
MGM Names Tricia Biggio As SVP Unscripted Television
Tricia Biggio, who has worked in development and production as well as on the buying side of the business, has joined MGM as SVP Unscripted Television.
Biggio started at 3 Ball Entertainment before joining Lighthearted Entertainment and, later, 51 Minds. She also was an executive at VH1 and Snapchat and executive producer for series including the VH1 shows Candidly Nicole, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle and She's Got Game. Her other credits includ such series as Are You th… Read