NYC's PBS Station Dreams Up More Horrible, Fake Reality Shows You'd Probably Still Watch This time with promos, not just posters

Thirteen, a PBS station in New York City, continues to insist that its programming is better than the dreck you find elsewhere on cable—by inventing more bogus ads for reality…

July 17, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

Lowe's in Facebook Hell as Racist Comments Pile Up Company goes silent after pulling ads from 'All-American Muslim'

Should Lowe's need a crowbar to pull its head out of the sand, it can find one in its own aisles. On Saturday, the home-improvement company posted a note to…

December 13, 2011, 12:48 PM EST

'Jersey Shore' Ushers in Douchebag Renaissance in Italian Art

Fist-bumping with God. Furry boots on Botticelli's Venus. A duck-phone gondola. Ah yes, Jersey Shore truly brings out the best in Italy, where the MTV reality show was filmed for…

July 14, 2011, 8:18 AM EDT

Febreze Can Mask Even the Most Putrid Surroundings

Folks are approached by strangers on the streets of SoHo, blindfolded and whisked away to strange, smelly locations. That's typical treatment in NYC, and locals are surely used to it…

July 8, 2011, 8:22 AM EDT

'Jersey Shore' spoofs itself with new games

Just when I was in danger of watching something of redeeming value, Jersey Shore is back for Season 2. In anticipation of tonight's premiere, MTV has announced two new…

July 29, 2010, 10:58 AM EDT

Club cracks down on the 'Jersey Shore' look

A little club named Republic in New Orleans is getting national attention for dissing the duds of Jersey Shore. An ad for the club's new dress code —…

March 10, 2010, 8:57 AM EST

Next ‘American Idol’ project goes to eleven

The American Idol folks are launching a new talent show, tentatively titled The Search for the Next American Band. The show will debut on Fox this fall. Promotional opportunities…

May 11, 2007, 8:14 AM EDT

Reality TV turns to sperm donors

After watching Hogan Knows Best, Gastineau Girls or yet another bug-ingesting episode of Fear Factor, you may think reality TV has explored just about every subject under the sun. But…

August 24, 2005, 12:36 PM EDT

Eating the flag: American Idol Pop-Tarts

I don’t know why I should be so amazed about the depths to which licensing has sunk, but could you take a moment and ponder this box of limited edition…

May 5, 2005, 8:35 PM EDT