Leave it to TLC. The channel has managed to produce a first "loosely scripted" series that not only doesn't credit writers but looks every bit as inexpensive -- and feels even less scripted -- than…
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
It seemed like only a matter of time before TLC moved into the scripted space, as several other nonfiction cablers have done within the last year. “Surviving the In-Laws,” a two-part series from MAK…
It's a gimmick, of course — and a completely unnecessary one at that — that the premiere of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” incorporates a “Watch 'n Sniff” stunt, with a half-dozen nondescript smells…
It'll be “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” versus “Cake Boss” on a special episode of “Family Feud,” as the families featured on the two TLC programs face off to win money for their favorite charities. Mama…
We love having these personalities in our homes week in and week out, and can binge on a marathon of manufacturing porn.
There are riches to be found in niches. Just ask some of today's top cable networks, which have zeroed in on underserved audiences with great success. As the broadcast networks continue to lose…
If you think reality TV is beneath you, here's where you're wrong.
A TV company best known for its reliance on so-called "non fiction" programming is playing with something a little off-kilter for its viewers: scripted fare.
Many viewers of unscripted fare find themselves asking about a show's wild characters, “Where do they find these people?” The casting process for reality TV can be as simple as spotting a viral…
Another sitcom-style reality show, steeped in stereotypical images of "trailer-park trash" as its spine.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$255.2M Disney 26.88%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$148.5M Paramount Pictures 28.38%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.5M Cumulative:$18.5M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.30%