A funny thing happened a few years ago when I was watching “House Hunters” on HGTV with my husband. We both noticed that gay and lesbian couples were regularly a part of the show that follows a couple look for a new house. But it wasn’t a very special episode, there was no overt statement […]
The downside of my job as an entertainment journalist? Covering television and getting to know the writers, producers and talent more times that not really makes my job fun, interesting and even compelling at times…until that show gets cancelled and it all goes away. Next week, the broadcast networks will be announcing their fall TV […]
It’s finally Friday and I can’t wait until I clock out of work and begin my weekend! The closer we get to Christmas, more and more shows are going into hiatus, but there is still plenty of great content available to watch.
Bill Beckwith, a contractor and carpenter who co-hosted HGTV’s “Curb Appeal,” died Tuesday in San Francisco after a motorcycle accident. Born in Maine and an English and martial arts student at the University of Montana, Beckwith’s company BB Design Build offered residential and commercial construction services around the Bay Area. “Curb Appeal” is a half-hour […]
Reality TV isn’t real at all, y’all, in case you haven’t heard. More allegations of reality show fakery have surfaced, and this time, it’s HGTV’s real estate program “House Hunters” that’s being accused of being a house of lies. Or at least a few fibs.
Granted, it’s a problem that maybe 1 percent of Americans could ever face: a 30-day deadline to move out of a 56,500-square-foot home after two decades of filling it with “stuff,” as owner Candy Spelling puts it.
If there is a faster-growing category of TV shows out there now than all of these series you’re seeing about the buying and selling of other people’s second-hand stuff, then we haven’t heard about it. How could there be? This one has just exploded recently, becoming so ubiquitous that you can’t help encountering a show […]
How much will you give me for this new show about a pawn shop? It’s just the latest in a growing number of unscripted series you might be tempted to group into a category we like to call “second-hand TV.” (And if anyone can think of a better name for all these shows about the […]
If you thought everything Oprah Winfrey touches (or just happens to mention briefly on her show) turns to gold, then think again: For the first time, an Oprah-anointed daytime talk show is struggling in the ratings. It’s ‘The Nate Berkus Show,’ the fourth show to be launched featuring a personality first nurtured on ‘The Oprah […]