I asked CBS executives about their reality shows’ problems with race. Here’s what happened.

I’ve written a lot about this season of Big Brother and its problems, and a few weeks ago, at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, I asked CBS executives about it: specifically, about the editing of their reality TV shows and the representation of people of color. You can read our entire exchange here, … Keep reading →

The latest reality TV violence: a possible Bachelor in Paradise assault

On Thursday, I was interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered by Audie Cornish, and talked about the most recent awful thing to happen on a reality show: a possible sexual assault while cameras filmed. I also wrote about other incidents of on-camera violence for Vulture: A Brief History of Violence on Reality TV. Alas, those are just a … Keep reading →

Interviews with people involved in reality television

In January, I spent time in Los Angeles at the Television Critics Association press tour, and while I was there, I interviewed many people about the reality TV shows they host, produce, created, star in, and/or write about. Here are five of those interviews—plus one, with Bachelor spoiler Steve Carbone, that I conducted before leaving … Keep reading →