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Revival Is a Far Cry From the Original
Can Facebook Watch revive the glory days of the seminal reality show? No. But it may be doing the next best thing.
Reboot Trashy or Transgressive?
Talking to host Mark L. Walberg about love, lust, and couples who go on reality TV to fix their relationships.
The Masked Singer
Can Become a Better Version of Itself
Fox made some bad choices in adapting this South Korean concept for American TV. But the wonderfully weird singing competition can still be saved.
Would You Let a Reality Show Pick Your Home? Or Your Spouse?
Buying It Blind
Married at First Sight
, the whole appeal is letting someone else make life’s biggest decisions.
Do Reality Competitions Need Big-Name Hosts?
is losing its stars, but will it matter if the format is strong enough?
A Brief History of Violence on Reality TV
In some cases the producers intervened, and in others they let the cameras roll.
life after reality tv
Reality TV Let Me Be the Worst Version of Myself — and That’s Great
It’s not unlike the personae we adopt on social media.
Will Shark Week Get Back to Reality This Year?
“We’re not in the business of making stuff up.”
Who will make the finals? Richard Hatch or Tyra Banks? Wise or smize?
The X Factor
Host Steve Jones on Critics, Rachel Crow, and Whether He’ll Be Back Next Season
“One of the most hurtful things about the show so far are people calling me rude and belligerent, and that’s not me at all.”