An amazing eight Emmy wins puts this glossy aud fave in a category by itself.
This season, the aging Idol was known more for the contretemps of two of its judges and declining ratings than the talent crowned.
Jillian Michaels returned and the show tackled childhood obesity, featuring teens who learned and lost (but did not compete) along with the adults.
A tasty melange that serves up celeb chefs, everyday cooks and the unsung pros who toil in restaurants across the country (and ingredients you never heard of) in a fierce battle every week.
The quirky mix of dancers, flamboyant judges and Emmy winner Tom Bergeron is still a popular ratings draw for ABC.
Dreamboat fashion photographer Nigel Barker hosts/referees supermodel mentors Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha as they lead their teams of models in a twist on a talent competition show.
With computer-generated special effects dominating movies, it’s great to see a show that celebrates the old-fashioned craft and skill of makeup artists.
Chef Gordon Ramsay puts chefs through their paces and most can’t stand the heat, or the drama.
The season 3 winner, Chris- tine Ha, who is blind, broke barri- ers and served up inspiration to cooks — amateur and otherwise — everywhere.
This season’s team challenge created more than enough drama, while new judge Zac Posen brought gentle yet firm critiques to the runway.
“So You Think You Can Dance”
Guest judges and eye-popping moves combine for an addictive treat.
The pioneer of reality competition shows has racked up numerous noms, including multipe wins for host Jeff Probst.
Like The Voice with food, the three lively celeb chef mentors (OK, so Ludo probably could have used subtitles) served up some culinary surprises.
“Top Chef: Seattle”
The series’ auxiliary and web-only Last Chance Kitchen proved its worth this season, allowing the ultra-talented fan favorite Kristen to battle back into the final and beat the ultra-talented Brooke.
Nabbing its first nom last year, this classy singing competition show looks like it will repeat.