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'Reality Bites Back' Explores the Troubling Truth About Reality TV

by Christine Champagne, posted Nov 6th 2010 5:00PM
Reality TVJennifer L. Pozner, the author of 'Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV,' didn't necessarily want to write a book about reality TV, but she felt like it was her duty.

"I wrote the book because I kept waiting for someone else to do it, and nobody was," said Pozner, the founder and executive director of Women In Media & News. "I kept waiting for a really critical conversation about what these shows are telling us, and I wasn't seeing that conversation happening."

TV Squad recently spoke with Pozner about her thought-provoking new book, discussing shows ranging from 'America's Next Top Model' to 'Toddlers & Tiaras.'

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What's On Tonight: DNC, U.S. Open, Football, Modern Marvels

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 28th 2008 4:03PM
  • Dave AtellThe news channels and C-SPAN have coverage of the last night of the Democratic National Convention. ABC, CBS, NBC, and some PBS stations join in at 10.
  • At 7, NBC has Preseason Football, the Jaguars vs. the Redskins.
  • USA has more coverage of The U.S. Open starting at 7.
  • At 8, CBS has a new Big Brother.
  • Discovery Channel has two new episodes of Some Assembly Required at 8.
  • At 9, History Channel has a new Modern Marvels, then a new episode of The Works.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Total Drama Island at 9.
  • Spike has a new TNA Impact at 9.
  • At 10, Comedy Central has a new Gong Show, followed by a new Reality Bites Back.
  • Food Network has a new Ace of Cakes at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Football, Gong Show, Penn and Teller

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 14th 2008 4:00PM
  • Burn Notice logoNBC has The Olympics all night.
  • Sci-Fi has a Jeremiah marathon all night.
  • TV Land has an Andy Griffith Show marathon all night.
  • At 8, CBS has a new Big Brother.
  • FOX has Preseason Football at 8, the Panthers vs. the Eagles.
  • Discovery Channel has two new episodes of Some Assembly Required at 8.
  • HGTV has a new Designed to Sell at 8, then new episodes of Myles of Style, Rate My Space, Extreme Living, and House Hunters.
  • At 9, History Channel has a new Modern Marvels at 9, followed by a new episode of The Works.
  • At 10, CBS has a new Flashpoint.
  • There's a new Burn Notice on USA at 10.
  • Bravo has the season finale of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List at 10.
  • Comedy Central has a new Gong Show at 10, then a new Reality Bites Back.
  • Showtime has a new Penn & Teller: Bullshit at 10.
  • Also at 10: Food Network has a new Ace of Cakes.
  • At 10:30, Cartoon Network has a new Total Drama Island.
Check your local TV listings for more.

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Comedy Central gets real

by Kristin Sample, posted Jul 2nd 2008 6:28PM
Comedy Central is presenting it's first unscripted series this summer called Reality Bites Back. Ten comedians will compete by making parodies of the most infamous reality shows. Whoever makes it to the end will win $50,000 in cash and the title "Lord of All Reality." And guess who's hosting? Michael. Ian. Black. The former State cast member will get to explain the absurd challenges and kick someone off the show each week.

Comedian contestants include Kyle Cease, Chris Fairbanks, Jeff Garcia, Red Grant, Tiffany Haddish, Bert Kreischer, Mo Mandel, Donnell Rawlings, Amy Schumer, and Theo Von. The series will satirize shows like American Idol, Survivor, The Amazing Race, The Biggest Loser, American Gladiators, Dancing with the Stars, and So You Think You Can Dance.

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