Lance Loud Was an Early Reality Star. He Was Also a Gay Punk Pioneer.

Loud was part of “An American Family” in 1973, but his wild band, Mumps, never signed a record deal. Now their songs are being released on the 20th anniversary of his death.

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Space Station May Host Wave of TV Shows and Films

A Discovery reality TV competition, a Russian medical thriller and more productions could be heading to the orbital outpost in the next year.

#axiom-space-inc, #discovery-channel, #international-space-station, #maezawa-yusaku, #movies, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #private-spaceflight, #reality-television, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #space-exploration-technologies-corp, #travel-and-vacations, #whitson-peggy

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Shows Like ‘Cops’ Fell Out of Favor. Now Texas May Ban Them.

Lawmakers passed a bill named for Javier Ambler II, who died in 2019 after officers arrested him in front of a “Live PD” television crew. If the governor signs it, this would mean the end of police cooperation with reality TV shows.

#ambler-javier-d-2019, #black-lives-matter-movement, #cops-tv-program, #documentary-films-and-programs, #law-and-legislation, #live-pd-tv-program, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #reality-television, #state-legislatures, #television, #texas

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Their Fascination With ‘Real Housewives’ Is Anything but Fake

A cadre of Yale drama graduates have followed up a first streaming hit with “This American Wife,” a reality-blurring look at the long-running reality TV franchise.

#breslin-michael-playwright, #fake-friends-theater-co, #foley-patrick-m-actor, #harris-jeremy-o, #pelsue-rory, #powell-jakeem-dante, #real-housewives-tv-program, #reality-television, #theater, #this-american-wife-play

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Netflix Chronicles Byron Bay’s ‘Hot Instagrammers.’ Will Paradise Survive?

Tensions between protecting and capitalizing on the image of the famous Australian beach town have exploded over a new reality show.

#beaches, #byron-bay-australia, #instagram-inc, #luxury-goods-and-services, #netflix-inc, #reality-television, #social-media

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Joshua Duggar of ‘19 Kids and Counting’ Pleads Not Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

Mr. Duggar was featured in his family’s reality show until 2015, when the show was taken off the air after allegations that he had molested girls. He was also active in conservative politics.

#19-kids-and-counting-tv-program, #arkansas, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #duggar-josh-1988, #family-research-council, #reality-television, #sex-crimes

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Bethenny Frankel Is Back on TV Because ‘I Know What People Want to See’

In “The Big Shot With Bethenny,” on HBO Max, millennial strivers will compete to help Frankel run her Skinnygirl empire.

#content-type-personal-profile, #frankel-bethenny, #hbo-max, #reality-television, #the-big-shot-with-bethenny-tv-program

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Colton Underwood, ‘Bachelor’ Star, Comes Out as Gay

The 29-year-old former football player had written about questioning his sexuality in a memoir, published in 2020.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #reality-television, #the-bachelor-tv-program, #underwood-colton-1992

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My Ridiculous Dating System Totally Works!

There’s just one catch.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #reality-television

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Two Ex-Deputies Face Manslaughter Charges in Black Man’s Death in Texas

The former Williamson County deputies were indicted on charges that they repeatedly shot Javier Ambler with a Taser during a traffic stop despite his pleas that he could not breathe.

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Forget ‘Succession.’ You Can Watch ‘90 Day Fiancé’ for 100 Hours Straight.

Discovery’s new app has taken off largely because viewers love watching people fix houses, tour diners and bicker about their relationships.

#cable-television, #discovery-channel, #media, #mobile-applications, #reality-television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Kim Kardashian West Files for Divorce From Kanye West

A tumultuous seven-year marriage lived largely in the spotlight.

#bipolar-disorder, #celebrities, #keeping-up-with-the-kardashians-tv-program, #reality-television, #social-media

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Pat Loud, Reality Show Matriarch of ‘An American Family,’ Dies at 94

The mother of five unapologetically laid bare the drama of her family life as the first star of the first reality show — and paid a price for breaking new ground.

#california, #deaths-obituaries, #gilbert-craig-1925-2020, #loud-lance, #loud-pat, #loud-william-c-1921-1028, #reality-television, #wnet

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The Narcissist in Chief Brings It All Crashing Down

An ending as terrible as it was predictable engulfs the president and the country.

#narcissism, #neumann-adam, #reality-television, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #twenty-fifth-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Netflix’s ‘The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives:’ Review

As reality TV, it’s boring. But in its unguarded moments, the show reveals universal truths about the idle rich and their need for attention.

#bollywood, #india, #movies, #netflix-inc, #reality-television, #the-fabulous-lives-of-bollywood-wives-tv-program, #women-and-girls

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Andy Cohen is Really Ready to Ring in 2021

Bravo’s main man bids adieu to what may have been the twenty-twentiest 2020 ever.

#bravo, #charleston-sc, #cohen-andy-1968, #cooper-anderson, #reality-television, #southern-charm-tv-program, #vanderpump-rules-tv-program

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Parents of ‘Balloon Boy’ Are Pardoned by Colorado’s Governor

Richard and Mayumi Heene were accused of concocting a hoax after their 6-year-old son was feared to have floated away in a balloon in 2009. The boy was found safe at home.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #balloon-boy, #colorado, #fort-collins-colo, #heene-falcon, #heene-mayumi, #heene-richard, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #missing-persons, #reality-television, #rescues

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Mobster Pleads in Plot Against ‘Real Housewives’ Boyfriend, U.S. Says

A man who was dating a former New Jersey “housewife” was beaten up. Her ex-husband asked a Lucchese crime family member to commit the assault, prosecutors say.

#luchese-crime-family, #new-jersey, #organized-crime, #reality-television, #the-real-housewives-of-new-jersey-tv-program

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Brittanya Karma, German-Vietnamese Social Media Star, Dies at 29

She used her social media clout to preach and model self-confidence. She died of complications of Covid-19 in a Hamburg hospital.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #germany, #karma-brittanya-1991-2020, #reality-television, #social-media, #vietnam

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‘Loser’: How a Lifelong Fear Bookended Trump’s Presidency

The president’s inability to concede the election is the latest reality-denying moment in a career preoccupied with an epithet.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #casinos, #cruz-ted, #disloyal-a-memoir-the-true-story-of-the-former-personal-attorney-to-president-donald-j-trump-book, #inaugurations, #lincoln-abraham, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reality-television, #republican-party, #shutdowns-institutional, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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‘Survivor’ and Other Reality Shows Will Feature More Diverse Casts, CBS Says

The network announced this week that its reality shows, including “Big Brother” and “Love Island,” would include more diverse casts starting next season.

#big-brother-tv-program, #black-people, #cbs-corporation, #cheeks-george-a-1964, #love-island-tv-program, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #reality-television, #survivor-tv-program, #television

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Nikki McKibbin, ‘American Idol’ Finalist, Dies at 42

Ms. McKibbin, who finished third on the inaugural season of the reality talent show in 2002, died on Sunday because of a brain aneurysm, her husband said.

#american-idol-tv-program, #clarkson-kelly, #deaths-obituaries, #guarini-justin, #mckibbin-nikki, #music, #reality-television, #television

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Watch What Happens When Real Housewives Don’t Wear Masks

Some research suggests the public health behavior of reality stars and influencers can affect viewers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #reality-television, #rumors-and-misinformation

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Donald Trump Is Losing His Touch. So Is the TV Producer Who Shaped His Image.

Mark Burnett helped turn Donald Trump into a national figure with “The Apprentice.” But since 2016, his impact “has kind of gone bust.”

#burnett-mark, #metro-goldwyn-mayer-inc, #presidential-election-of-2016, #reality-television, #republican-national-convention, #television, #trump-donald-j

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Looking for Escapist TV? Try Home Design Shows

We’re home all the time now, so watching home improvement television can give us tips on what to do and what not to do.

#dream-home-makeover-tv-program, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #mcgee-shea, #mcgee-syd, #netflix-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #reality-television, #studio-mcgee-llc, #television

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This Year, ‘The Great British Baking Show’ Offers Extra Sweet Normalcy

The show’s comfort viewing status has reached new heights with its latest season, filmed within a coronavirus bubble and with a familiar format, sans social distancing.

#bakeries-and-baked-products, #great-britain, #hollywood-paul, #leith-prue, #lucas-matt, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #reality-television, #television, #the-great-british-bake-off-tv-program, #the-great-british-baking-show-tv-program

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11 Reality Shows to Watch With Your Older Kids

A list of series that are exciting, funny, educational and exactly the kind of television that parents should be watching with their preteen and teenage children.

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Williamson County Sheriff Indicted Over ‘Live PD’ Video of Fatal Traffic Stop

Robert Chody, the sheriff in Williamson County, is accused of tampering with a video of a fatal 2019 traffic stop made by the crew of a police ride-along program.

#ambler-javier, #austin-tex, #chody-robert, #live-pd-tv-program, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nassour-jason, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #reality-television, #television, #texas, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Meet Donald Trump

Over the past five days, we learned a lot about the president and his powers.

#barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #federal-taxes-us, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reality-television, #roberts-john-g-jr, #taxation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ Changed Everything

The reality show shaped not only TV but celebrity, beauty and entrepreneurship.

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“‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ Is Set to End in 2021

Kim Kardashian West alerted fans in an Instagram post that her family will “say goodbye” to the popular reality show after 20 seasons.

#jenner-kris, #jenner-kylie, #kardashian-khloe-1984, #kardashian-kim, #kardashian-kourtney-1979, #reality-television, #seacrest-ryan

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‘Black Love’ Keeps It Simple: Honesty, not Antics

The documentary-style reality series maintains its focus on Black lives and relationships while avoiding typical reality TV stunts.

#black-love-tv-program, #black-people, #dating-and-relationships, #marriages, #oliver-codie-elaine, #oliver-tommy-1984, #oprah-winfrey-network, #reality-television

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The 2020 Party Conventions Gave New Meaning to Political Theater

A television critic and a fashion critic discuss what they saw, what they learned and what it could mean for the future.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #costumes, #fashion-and-apparel, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reality-television, #speeches-and-statements, #television, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-building-washington-dc, #your-feed-fashion

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How ‘MTV Cribs’ Rewired My Brain, and Maybe Yours Too

The show gave us a giddy peek at the nouveau riche celebrities of the 2000s. It also made “fake it until you make it” the Millennial ethos.

#celebrities, #millennial-generation, #mtv-cribs-tv-program, #mtv-networks, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #reality-television, #two-thousands-decade

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Trump’s Reality TV Show Would Like You to Forget About Reality for a While

Until Nov. 4, to be precise.

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In a Wistful Age, Farmers Find a New Angle: Chore TV

It’s hard for small farmers to earn a living selling crops. Enter the “farmer-influencer,” who can earn more by streaming farm life, in all its comforting monotony, to a growing online audience.

#agriculture-and-farming, #gold-morgan-1980, #reality-television, #vermont, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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‘Total Bellas’ Refuse to Be Knocked Out by Quarantine

The twin reality stars and retired WWE champions Nikki and Brie Bella are both pregnant and making TV.

#arizona, #bunim-murray-productions, #e-entertainment-television, #los-angeles-calif, #reality-television, #twins, #wrestling

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The Fall of ‘Terrace House’

Japan’s heartwarming reality TV hit ended in tragedy when the participant Hana Kimura killed herself after a wave of online abuse. But “Terrace House” was always more complicated than it appeared.

#cyberharassment, #fuji-television-network-inc, #japan, #kimura-hana-1997-2020, #kimura-kyoko-1977, #netflix-inc, #reality-television, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #television, #terrace-house-tv-program

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Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘Grand Designs’

It’s a bit like “The Great British Baking Show,” but in this series, the goal is to build dream homes, not frangipani and iced buns. It’s also deeply human.

#grand-designs-tv-program, #netflix-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #reality-television, #television

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Interracial Romance, With Black Women as the Stars

In “Insecure,” “Love Is Blind” and “The Lovebirds,” these leading ladies are pushing back against dating bias in the real world.

#asian-americans, #black-people, #dating-and-relationships, #discrimination, #harris-jeremy-o, #insecure-tv-program, #movies, #nanjiani-kumail, #netflix-inc, #orji-yvonne, #race-and-ethnicity, #rae-issa, #reality-television, #rhimes-shonda, #scandal-tv-program, #slave-play-play, #television, #the-jeffersons-tv-program, #the-lovebirds-movie, #washington-kerry, #women-and-girls

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Lockdown TV: Netflix Dominates, News Surges and Bea Arthur Is Still Golden

But after a peak in March, the audience has started to shrink. “There’s only so much content people can consume,” a Nielsen executive says.

#cable-television, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mrs-america-tv-program, #netflix-inc, #nielsen-media-research, #ratings-audience-measurement, #reality-television, #television, #the-golden-girls-tv-program, #tiger-king-murder-mayhem-and-madness-tv-program, #too-hot-to-handle-tv-program, #web-original-programming

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Shangela Cooks Wiener Schnitzel While ‘Quaranqueening’

The “Drag Race” veteran, who is sheltering in Texas, stars in the new unscripted show “We’re Here.”

#actors-and-actresses, #reality-television, #rupauls-drag-race-tv-program, #shangela

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Craig Gilbert, 94, Dies; Created Groundbreaking ‘American Family’

Airing in 1973 and making national stars out of the Loud family, it is now considered the first reality TV show. It had people buzzing then, and fighting.

#an-american-family-tv-program, #california, #cinema-verite-tv-program, #deaths-obituaries, #families-and-family-life, #gilbert-craig-1925-2020, #loud-pat, #loud-william-c-1921-1028, #reality-television

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