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Teen Mom 2 Is Back: Why Are We Still Watching This Shit?

The sixth season of MTV’s Teen Mom 2 is upon us, disrupting our Thursday nights with the usual turmoil: custody battles, problematic exes, run-ins with the law, souring relationships, and so forth. At this point, the four young stars of the series, who we first met in 2010 on the network’s flagship show 16 & Pregnant, » 7/16/15 1:13pm 7/16/15 1:13pm

I Wanna Marry Harry Winner Reveals How Crazy the Show Made Her Feel

Remember I Wanna Marry Harry? Yes, last summer was a long time ago, so let’s refresh: it was a quickly cancelled reality television show on FOX in which American woman were flown to England and then told they were competing to date Prince Harry. How exactly were they fooled? The answer will not shock you, but it will… » 6/05/15 5:40pm 6/05/15 5:40pm

UnREAL, the Television Show About Reality TV We Didn't Know We Needed

When our children’s children undoubtably take a look back at the shows we consumed circa 2015, they’ll see UnREAL, a new television show premiering on Lifetime Monday night—perfectly timed, you’ll see, to air right after The Bachelor finishes—as a show that couldn’t have been made at any other point in television… » 6/01/15 7:10pm 6/01/15 7:10pm

UK Reality Show Challenges Nation's Poor to Battle for a Year's Wage

Imagine a future where an audience of television viewers gathers weekly to watch a reality show on which a group of unemployed or minimum wage workers participate in competitions meant to prove their societal worth. No, this isn’t the plot of a Black Mirror episode; it’s BBC 2’s very real upcoming series, Britain’s… » 5/27/15 7:50pm 5/27/15 7:50pm

Arrest Warrant Issued For Girls Gone Wild Creator Joe Francis

A federal judge has ordered that Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis be placed under arrest, part of an incredibly seedy and frankly hilarious bankruptcy trial that sounds exactly like how you’d picture Joe Francis behaving. Francis is believed to be living in Mexico with his girlfriend and their twin daughters. » 5/20/15 12:10pm 5/20/15 12:10pm

Midday Drama in Hell's Kitchen on My Date With The Bachelorette

VERY FAR AWAY, NOT NEAR ANYTHING, New York. — Security in the Hell’s Kitchen club where I have come to observe and participate in the filming of an upcoming episode of The Bachelorette is as lax as the code of conduct in the show’s “Fantasy Suite”—the magniloquent name applied to an anonymous hotel room… » 4/15/15 1:25pm 4/15/15 1:25pm

An Interview with Teen Mom Producer Dia Sokol Savage on Making Real TV

In revisiting the drama of the original Teen Mom cast in the new season premiering tonight, MTV's six-year-old series adds a twist to the format. Besides following the lives of these now-adult moms—Farrah Abraham, Maci Bookout, Amber Portwood and Catelyn Lowell—the show will also break the fourth wall and document… » 3/23/15 4:10pm 3/23/15 4:10pm

My Favorite Lines from the Premiere of Sex Box, With Zero Context 

Somehow Sex Box wasn't viral marketing for some near-future thriller: it's a real television show that premiered Friday, on We TV, in which ailing couples receive counseling from therapists, and then have sex in a sound-proof box onstage in front of a live studio audience. Rather than waxing poetic about all the weird… » 3/02/15 6:15pm 3/02/15 6:15pm

Former Biggest Loser: It's a Fat Shaming Disaster, I Thought I Would Die

Every day we read more and more about why The Biggest Loser, the competition which starves and humiliates useless fatties into the people they DESERVE to be is an awful and unhealthy mess. The finale airs on the 29th and one former contestant has chosen to speak up to tell the truth about what's really going on behind… » 1/18/15 9:00pm 1/18/15 9:00pm