Indeed, all these shows had their forebears in the days of radio. But, for the sake of argument, let's leave our family-tree tracing to the early days of TV. There are really only four models for most reality shows, four shows from which all others spring.
On March 8, 2012, The Beach Chronicles hit the big screen for its debut at the Miami International Film Festival. I was lucky enough to attend the debut screening and catch up with it's stars.
She wanted to know what celebrity Gail would be scared of to eat their food. "Well, if you consider the cast of Jersey Shore to be celebrities, it would be theirs."
Reality television capitalizes on shortcuts and exaggeration, playing to the lowest common denominator when advantageous, Top Chef has historically dwelled in reputable terrain.
If you haven't had a chance to check out Top Chef this season, you seriously need to. Not because of the cheftestants' popularity -- what makes this show's ninth season the best one has nothing to do with who's competing.
It's an overflowing piñata full of mediocre television. That isn't to say all reality television is bad. I do enjoy some, like The Amazing Race and Top Chef. However, I'm referring to the shows that go to the edge of crazy and jump over.
Most people will recognize Fabio Viviani from his appearance on "Top Chef," where his charisma and unparalleled cooking style made him a fan-favorite on Season 5.
If three-quarters of Americans aged 17-24 can't enter the military because they are ineligible, doesn't that make childhood obesity a national security issue?
Nominees have just been announced for the third annual Taste Awards, and it looks like Gordon Ramsay Alton Brown, and Jamie Oliver might have to slug it out.
At one point in my life, I was locked out of my own restaurant, I had negative 600 dollars in my bank account, I was lost, and candidly, I was fat. But in retrospect, it was the best thing that could have happened to me.
The ninth season of Bravo's culinary competition show, Top Chef, premieres Wednesday, November 2, in Texas. This time aroun...
"Cooking is the only craft that relies on all five senses. The only way to become a great cook is to use them all." Gail Simmons, judge on Top Chef joins us for an interview and shares her insights on cooking and ketchup.
What are your favorite Top Chef stars up to these days? Besides starring in talk shows and product endorsements, some are even getting around to openi...
Floyd Cardoz just won Top Chef Masters, so he knows a thing or two about cooking. In this interview, he shares how to get more flavor out of spices, w...
I don't care about ordinary people trying to win cash or get famous for no reason. I want to watch talented people engaged in a process or activity that is authentic to them.
Celebrity chef Candice Kumai is teaming up with fellow former Top Chef contestants to host a fundraiser in support of the children devastated by the recent earthquake in Japan.