Topic: Reality Tv

Anthony Bourdain Cooking Up CNN Show

News cabler set to launch weekend food and travel program in early 2013

Looks like CNN is doing something new to counter its predictable peacetime ratings slump. No Reservations star and former Top Chef host Anthony Bourdain is slated to come to the network…

Nat Geo First on the Scene for 'Disaster'

The cable network is rushing a 'Costa Concordia' doc to air

Less than a month after the Carnival Cruise ship Costa Concordia sank off the Tuscan coastline, the National Geographic Channel is on the scene with a refurbished documentary about the…

Some People Just Love to Hate reveals 'Worst Reality Shows of 2011'

Five-year-old beauty queens throwing tantrums, 28-year-old “gorillas” acting like full-blown morons. It’s all good entertainment, right? Opinion-based online community released the results earlier this week of its "Worst Reality Shows…

Are You Ready for 'The Real Housewives of . . . Silicon Valley'?

Bravo seeking cast for tech-focused show

With the Real Housewives of various cities filing for bankruptcy almost as often as they get Botoxed, Bravo is setting its sights on one of the last places in America…

Foreclosed Homes Become Reality TV Fodder

Cable networks take advantage of failing real estate

From self-promoting Z-list celebs to emotionally unstable cat hoarders, what’s bad for America is often good for reality TV. So what trend are they exploiting now? The hundreds of thousands…

The Programming Insider: Fox Wins First Night of Summer Season

Solid Return for So You Think You Can Dance

In Today's Issue Prime-Time Metered Market Thursday Ratings: Solid Return for So You Think You Can Dance on Fox Ratings Box: What’s Hot/What’s Not On the Air This Weekend: Prime-Time Programming Options TV Tidbits:…

Bristol Palin to Star in Her Own Reality Show

It's just like 'The Hills,' but with tea party values!

Has TV’s recent lack of Palin family adventures left you feeling empty? Time to set your DVRs, dear readers. Thanks to the BIO Network, Bristol Palin will be returning to…

NBC Expands 'Loser' Menu

Second product line hits Walgreens April 29

You'd think one product line of The Biggest Loser-themed health bars and shakes would suffice. NBC and Walgreens, it seems, would beg to differ. Like the smart marketers they are, NBC…

Launch Mode: DoubleBounce Sees Rewards in Rejects

Positioned for Web video surge

In a business where rejection happens to even the best series—both The Sopranos and Mad Men were passed on by multiple TV networks—one man’s cutting-room floor is another’s development trove. With…