Reality television

  1. Big Freedia Gets Own Reality TV Show

    June 12, 2013 3:06 PM EDT The singer and dancer known as Big Freedia is taking his hypersexual, booty-shaking moves from the streets of New Orleans to cable television with a reality show in the Fuse network. The performer's real name is Freddie Ross but his Big Fre ...

  2. Mark Burnett on 'The Voice's' Emmy Noms, 'Idol's' Snub: 'It's a New Era'

    July 20, 2012 9:37 AM EDT "I'm in a very good mood," says uber-producer Mark Burnett, who was awoken hours earlier to a flurry of calls and emails congratulating him on his combined five Emmy nominations, including reality and reality-competition nominations ...

  3. Steven Tyler Quits 'American Idol'

    July 12, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Steven Tyler is leaving "American Idol" after a two-season run as judge, Fox announced today (July 12). "After some long, hard thoughts, I've decided it's time for me to let go of my mistress 'American Idol' befo ...

  4. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's 'Q'Viva! The Chosen!' to Air on Fox

    January 14, 2012 12:43 PM EST Fox TV network has inked a deal to carry Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's international reality talent show "¡Q'Viva! The Chosen!" for the 2012 season, according to Anthony, who announced the partnership Saturday (January 14) ...

  5. Fox, NBC Agree to End 'American Idol,' 'Deal or No Deal' Texting Contests

    September 13, 2011 8:49 AM EDT Don't count on seeing any cheesy viewer text message contests on TV anytime soon. NBC Universal, Fox Broadcasting Company, and many of the production companies behind some of the most successful reality TV competition shows have agreed to an ...

  6. The "American Idol" Star Riffs On Music Reality Shows

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Would "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell want to stay on the show if the series ever slipped from No. 1 in the Nielsen ratings? Cowell bursts out laughing at the apparent obviousness of the answer. "Absolutely not!" he says dur ...

  7. Billboard TV: Industry Weighs 'Idol' Influence

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT From the young contestants' song choices to the artists who agree to become mentors on the program, former chart-topping acts can find their careers re-invigorated from what is commonly known as the "America Idol" bump. But despite ...

  8. Billboard Latin Music Conf & Awards Kick Off

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promo impact of TV debated on first panel. The promotional impact of television and the "American Idol" model were ideas in focus at the “TV Star” panel which opened this year's Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Miami ...

  9. Adelstein Calls For Probe Into Hidden Pitches

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A top federal regulator called for a crackdown on product placement and paid product pitches on everything from soap operas to reality shows, saying federal authorities should investigate dubious prac WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A top federal regulator ca ...

  10. Tuned In: The Tube

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related reality shows and sitcom deals create hot TV trends for artists in 2004. Read Carla Hay's column. Music-related reality shows and sitcom deals create hot TV trends for artists in 2004. Read Carla Hay's column. News Carla Ha ...

  11. VH1 Plans New Shows

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Flavor Flav looks for 'Strange Love.' Public Enemy member Flavor Flav will star with actress Brigitte Nielsen in a new VH1 reality series, "Strange Love," set to debut in January 2005. The two entertainers are part of the third ...

  12. Fox Wins Round Two of Reality Boxing Bout

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A judge gave the second round to Twentieth Century Fox in a legal fight over competing boxing reality shows. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- A judge gave the second round to Twentieth Century Fox in a legal fight over competing boxing reality shows. ...

  13. Tommy Lee, Vince Neil Ink Reality-Show Deals

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tommy Lee and Vince Neil of Motley Crue fame are each set to star in reality shows. Tommy Lee and Vince Neil of Motley Crue fame are each set to star in reality shows. Lee has inked a deal with NBC for a still-untitled show that will follow him as ...

  14. Producers Of Boxing Show Seek Restraining Order

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A California judge refused to deliver a knock-out punch to one of two boxing "reality" shows vying to be first on U.S. television, but set the stage for a second and perhaps more decisive round in the LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- A Californi ...

  15. Mark Burnett Turns Eye To Rock

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hitmaker pitching music reality show. Mark Burnett, the executive producer behind "Survivor" and "The Apprentice," is developing a new reality show that is being described as a rock version of "American Idol" and &quo ...