What To Watch: Wednesday

TOP PICK: ‘America’s Next Top Model‘ (8pm ET on The CW) **Season Premiere** Cycle 15 of Tyra Banks’ addictive reality hit is back – but with a twist. This season, the winner gets a spread in Italian Vogue, and so the pressure is on to produce not just a winner, but a high-fashion star. Mister […]

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What TruTV’s ‘Black Gold’ Learned From The BP Oil Disaster

The producer behind some of the toughest shows on TV has grown accustomed to taking production crews where no production crews have gone before. He’s Thom Beers, the man whose company, Original Productions, has staked out some pretty far-flung territory for itself, including the cold ocean waters off Alaska (‘Deadliest Catch’), the Arctic Circle in […]

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‘Deadliest Catch’ Producer Blasts the Emmys

At least one producer is extremely unhappy with the Emmy awards. He’s Thom Beers, executive producer of brawny, blue-collar ‘docudrama’ programs such as ‘Deadliest Catch,’ ‘Black Gold,’ ‘Ice Road Truckers,’ ‘Ax Men’ and about a dozen others. He’s miffed that his signature show, Discovery Channel’s hugely popular ‘Deadliest Catch‘ – which had its most heart-wrenching […]

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