Trial Begins In Killing Of Miss Sweetie Pie’s Grandson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A murder-for-hire trial involving former stars of the reality TV show “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” got underway in St. Louis, where prosecutors allege that James “Tim” Norman arranged his nephew’s killing because he needed money from a life insurance policy that he took out on the victim. Norman’s attorneys said during opening statements […]

NBC Announces Extreme ‘Survivor’ Rival ‘Million Dollar Island’

With 100 contestants competing over 50 days on a remote island, NBC is going big into the adventure reality space.


The Most Outrageous Reality Shows Of 2021

From nude survivalists to singles going on dates while caked in makeup and animal masks. As 2021 comes to an end, it’s time to look back on the year’s TV offerings, which were chock full of outrageous reality TV. Above, daters get to know each other while caked in outrageous prosthetics and animal makeup in Netflix’s Sexy Beasts.

How Reality TV Handed Trump A $427M Lifeline

Tax records show that The Apprentice rescued Donald J. Trump, bringing him new sources of cash and a myth that would propel him to the White House.

Texas Sheriff And ‘Live PD’ Star Indicted After Probe Into Black Man’s Death

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff has been indicted on charges of destroying or concealing video in an investigation into the death in custody of a Black man, Javier Ambler, that was filmed by the police reality TV series Live PD, prosecutors said Monday. Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody was booked Monday into his jail on […]

President Harding’s Family Battles Over Exhuming His Body With Reality Crew

Reality TV Grapples With Racial Reckoning

Producers are being pushed to vet talent and to confront the history of tokenism in the genre: “Networks have treated casting diverse groups of people like fulfilling a quota.”

TikTok Stars Race To Land Reality Shows

The drama among influencers at Hype House and Sway House seems like a natural fit for TV. Will the industry bite?

Networks Offering Reality TV Stars ‘Good-Behavior Bonuses’ To Not Slur, Feud

Behind The Fall Of Reality TV Police Shows

After ordering 160 new episodes of its flagship series Cops in May, A&E execs pulled the plug as protests over police violence lead to criticisms of the genre as a “PR arm” of law enforcement.

TikTok Explores New Frontier: Traditional TV

TikTok has discussed producing a reality TV show built around its namesake video app, according to two people familiar with the company’s plans, part of a drive to broaden its appeal and showcase different ways of using its videos. TikTok has been approached by independent production companies with pitches, and has debated a few ideas for a show internally, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans are preliminary.

Can Reality TV Ever Really Be Nice?

Writer Suing Dick Wolf Over NYC FBI Documentary

‘Biggest Loser’s Bob Harper ‘Better’ After Heart Attack

NEW YORK (AP) — “Biggest Loser” host Bob Harper says he’s “feeling better” and “taking it easy” two weeks after suffering a heart attack. Harper made the statement on Facebook on Monday after news of the Feb. 12 attack became public. Harper told TMZ he collapsed at a New York City gym and a doctor who […]


Why Did KATV Cut Story From ‘The Bachelor’?

Contestant Raven Gates says her anecdote on Monday’s ABC reality series was “censored” by Sinclair’s Little Rock, Ark., affiliate; the station says it was a technical error.

‘Bayou Billionaires’ Star Killed In Murder-Suicide


New Reality Show Set On Tropical Island

Reality TV’s Future Looks A Lot Like The Past

Despite a dearth of recent breakout hits in the genre, it seems that everything old is new again — and is still working. While predicting the next big hit is an impossible task, reality TV’s producers insist the genre is in good shape, despite the various challenges TV is facing — from time-shifted viewing to increased competition from digital outlets.

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Minn. Getting ‘Hockey Moms’ Reality Show

Local Minneapolis producer John McCally wants to give some hockey moms their own shot at stardom. He’s looking for interesting, dramatic and fun youth or high school hockey moms and their families to star in a new reality TV show called Hockey Moms. The show will debut Dec. 26 on Hubbard Broadcasting’s KSTC Minneapolis-St. Paul and KAAL Rochester, Minn.

‘Big Brother’ To Feature Transgender Contestant


Local Reality Show? WVBT Says ‘I Got This’

Survivor’ Changed TV And Endures. Why?

Survivor premiered on CBS on May 31, 2000. The extreme success of the show officially led to an explosion in the reality TV genre as networks realized the potential gold mine of a programming that was cheaper to produce than scripted shows. Even more amazingly, Survivor endures 15 years — and 30 seasons — later. So, what’s super-producer Mark Burnett’s secret?

NBC Orders DeGeneres Reality Series

NBC has given an eight-episode order to dating-reality show First Dates from Ellen DeGeneres’ production banner and Shed Media. The series is based on a U.K. format that airs on Channel 4.


A New Reality: Hot Girls Raised In The South (GRITS)

10 Die During Filming Of French Reality Show

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Two helicopters carrying French sports stars filming a popular European reality show crashed in a remote part of Argentina, killing 10 people, including two Olympic medal winners and a sailing champion, authorities said. The helicopters apparently collided in the air Monday near Villa Castelli in La Rioja province, about 730 miles […]

Reality TV Facing Grim New Reality

Falling ratings, canceled shows and lurid scandals: 2014 was a trying year for reality television, as American audiences wearied of producers chasing success by recycling the same old formats. The question is, will 2015 be any better? Some experts say real life-based TV shows are facing a grim new reality.

‘Big Brother’ Reality Show To Debut In China

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese online video site says it is bringing the “Big Brother” reality TV show to China. Youku Tudou Inc. said a Chinese version of the program will run for 10 weeks early next year and production is due to start soon. It is collaborating with Endemol China, a new operation that […]


KTXL Slots Local Reality Show Following Sheriffs

Tribune Media’s Fox affiliate KTXL Sacramento, Calif. (DMA 20), in conjunction with Foothill 7 Television and the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, will premiere Sheriffs…El Dorado County on Saturday, Sept. 20. It is the first of 26 original episodes shot entirely in El Dorado County. Sheriffs…El Dorado County goes on patrol with the deputies and […]

Santa Fe Officials Wooing TV’s ‘The Bachelor’

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe city councilors say tourism officials should disclose whether taxpayer funds are being spent to lure TV’s “The Bachelor” to film in the city. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports city tourism director Randy Randall said that the ABC reality show wants to keep any decisions secret. Tourism officials have been […]


Hot Wives, Housewives, Exes: Unreal Realty TV

Fox Moves Up ‘I Wanna Marry Harry’ Debut

Fox just can’t wait for the fake-out to begin. The network said today that it is bumping up the premiere of its summer reality yarn I Wanna Marry Harry by a week to May 20, following Night 1 of the two-part American Idol finale. The show had been set to bow at 9 p.m. on  May 27.

Leah Remini Lands Reality Show On TLC

Fox Business Net Launching Reality Series

New Pa. Reality Series Focuses On Director’s Chair

PITTSBURGH (AP) — What if Orson Welles had directed “Gone With The Wind” instead of Victor Fleming? Frankly, my dear, Hollywood producer Chris Moore gives a damn. Moore plans to answer that question, sort of, through a Pittsburgh-based reality TV series called “The Chair” that he’s producing along with home-grown producer Zachary Quinto and Quinto’s […]

Reality TV Footage Becomes A Legal Tool

With families such as the Kardashians and those on the “Real Housewives” shows opening up their homes in cities across the country, lawyers to the stars see reality television crews as a weapon that can be used against their clients.

TNT Orders Reality Series From Dwayne Johnson

NJ Judge Allows Taping Of Snooki MTV Series

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A judge won’t stop production of the MTV reality show “Snooki & JWoww” in a New Jersey shore town that’s rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy. Berkeley Township officials and residents fear taping of the “Jersey Shore” spinoff could hinder recovery efforts. Attorney Ron Gasiorowski tells the Asbury Park Press he’s not […]

It’s That Time Again: Summer’s Finales Begin

First on the menu: Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen, which names the season 11 winner tonight. Ratings are down, but that’s no different than any other veteran summer reality series.

USA To Explore Sitcoms And Reality Shows

GSN Developing Church-Based Dating Show

NEW YORK (AP) – The GSN television network is looking to build on the success of “The American Bible Challenge” with a church-based dating show. “The American Bible Challenge,” which just began its second season, is a runaway hit for the game show-focused cable network. Jeff Foxworthy is host of the show, which quizzes contestants […]