If you’re looking to make a killing in television, unscripted might not be your thing. Margins are tight, huge hits can be infrequent and accolades are often rare. But now, for the first time in several years, a new wave of optimism is sweeping over the reality TV business. Read more via Variety.
A&E Network has ordered a second season of Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole, a docuseries which tells the stories of convicted juvenile offenders who received mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole. The new season is set to premiere this fall. Read more via Deadline.
“So You Think You Can Dance” has been renewed for a 17th season at Fox. Bailey Munoz was named the winner of the most recent season of the dance competition series. Munoz, a 19 year old break dancer, won $250,000, a cover spot on “Dance Spirit” magazine, and the title of America’s Favorite Dancer. Read more […]
Fox will keep on dancin’ this summer. The network has handed a Season 17 renewal to So You Think You Can Dance hosted by Cat Deeley. Auditions for the new season of hoofing begin in March (see below). From those tryouts, the dancers selected will be invited to Los Angeles to perform for judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Laurieann […]
Deadline: ‘American Idol’: Ryan Seacrest & ‘Idol’ Hopefuls Pay Tribute To ‘Almost Famous’ In First-Look Season 3 Teaser
ABC dropped a teaser for the upcoming third season of American Idol tonight during the Oscars ahead of its two-hour premiere on February 16th. The promo is a tribute to the film Almost Famous, and features host Ryan Seacrest along with several of this season’s Idol hopefuls. Seacrest is back for another year as host of the hit singing competition, […]
Nerds will seek answers to some of the most pressing questions in the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, horror and comic books in the new series Syfy Wire’s The Great Debate! The series will be hosted by comedian Baron Vaught and is scheduled to launch on NBCUniversal’s Syfy this summer. The first season’s 12 half-hour episodes […]
Syfy has picked up 12 episodes of a game show based on the hit Comic-Con panel “The Great Debate,” the network announced Tuesday. Read more via The Wrap.
The world’s most pressing questions are about to be answered by a group of the most knowledgable nerds thanks to the forthcoming series Syfy Wire’s The Great Debate. Hosted by comedian and actor Baron Vaughn (Grace & Frankie, Mystery Science Theater 3K) and his robot sidekick DB-8, the series will be a touchstone of nerd culture as celeb panelists will […]
A+E Networks-owned History is set to premiere the unscripted series Eating History, which follows “vintage food expert” Old Smokey and collector Josh Macuga as they embark on a quest to eat the “oldest, most nostalgic and shocking foods” to have survived the test of time. The hosts will find foods believed to have been “lost to […]