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Archived Since:April 7, 2008

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A brief reassessment of Mike Myers as Gong Show host Tommy Maitland

Gong Show host Tommy Maitland, i.e. Mike Myers in character, was a big part of why the show worked, and proved to be a terrific guide for the absurdity. Read this story »

Alone’s producer on season four’s changes, medical checks, and much more

The executive producer of History's Alone talks about things such as season 4's changes, the Alone season 5 location, and how fan feedback affects the show. Read this story »

Meet the white nationalist protesters who Trump called ‘very fine people’

Who exactly are those white nationalists/white supremacists/Nazis that Donald Trump called "very fine people"? Here's a 22-minute documentary that explains. Read this story »

Bachelor in Paradise makes itself the victim in a self-aggrandizing infomercial

Bachelor in Paradise turned itself into a victim while failing to add insight into the allegations of misconduct that caused a production shutdown. Read this story »

Did The Bachelorette succeed? And 31 other stories about reality shows and stars

A round-up of essays about Rachel Lindsay's Bachelorette season, and then recent news about reality TV shows and cast members. Read this story »

What changed on Bachelor in Paradise after production resumed

The executive producer of The Bachelor franchise told me what happened once the cast returned to Mexico to resume filming on Bachelor in Paradise. Read this story »

This week: a Jersey Shore reunion, a COPS milestone, and many reality shows return

Many reality shows return this week, from Leah Remini to Project Runway to Flipping Out, while other new shows and specials debut. Your weekly preview. Read this story »

Live PD’s producer discusses and defends the popular A&E show

An interview with the executive producer of Live PD, covering everything from its tape delay to privacy, its point of view to the dialogue it's creating. Read this story »

Rescue Dog to Super Dog’s trainers help dogs and people in need

An interview with Nate Schoemer and Laura London of Animal Planet's Rescue Dog to Super Dog, on which they train shelter dogs to become service dogs. Read this story »

First in Human profiles doctors, patients, and ‘our government at its best’

An interview with First in Human director and Discovery Channel executive John Hoffman, who says the NIH's Building 10 represents "government at its best." Read this story »

After 16 seasons, Hell’s Kitchen is getting an all-star season

16 Hell's Kitchen contestants will return for Fox's Hell's Kitchen season 17, the Gordon Ramsay-hosted show's first-ever all-star season. Read this story »

Why Fox let Idol go, from a ‘fraudulent’ return to Howard Stern

Fox lost the revival of American Idol to ABC, but offered an extremely detailed description about why they cancelled it last year and let it go now. Read this story »

Fox’s new singing competition, The Four, is named for its number of contestants

Fox has acquired the Armoza Formats show The Final Four, which it calls The Four and will feature four contestants being challenged by new people. Read this story »

Bachelor in Paradise answers and deflections from ABC’s president

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey didn't answer specific questions about Bachelor in Paradise, saying they were better asked of Warner Bros. So I asked Warner Bros. Read this story »

Marcus Lemonis tries weed, Car Week, and other reality TV highlights

What to watch or check out this week, Aug. 7 to 13, 2017, including The Profit's "Marijuana Millions" episode and a new season of Hard Knocks. Read this story »

Thoughts on American Grit season two: John Cena is a star, but…

A review of American Grit season two, the Fox competition hosted by John Cena, who couldn't save the show from its changes. Read this story »

Leah Remini, Ken Burns, and O.J.: Made in America win TCA Awards

The Television Critics Association presented awards two one documentary filmmaker and two nonfiction series as part of its 33rd awards last night. Read this story »

RHONY’s LuAnn and Tom are divorcing

Luann D'Agostino just announced on Twitter that she's divorcing Tom D'Agostino, three days after insisting they were happy together. Read this story »

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