By The Canadian Press Fri., Sept. 7, 2018 MILLARVILLE, ALTA.—Bjorn Bonjean didn’t have trouble dating in southern Alberta, he just hadn’t found the right woman when producers of a reality television show in Belgium came calling. The 28-year-old winemaker is one of five farmers from around the globe vying for the hearts of Belgian women in the show that echoes the long-running North American series The Bachelor and its spinoffs. Boer Zoekt Vrouw, which translates to Farmer Wants a Wife, has been on the air for about 10 seasons but its latest series stars bachelors in other countries who are originally from Belgium. Besides Bjorn from Canada, there’s Jitse, who runs a therapeutic care farm in Norway; Jeroen, a dairy farmer in Germany; Manu, an olive farmer in South Africa; and Jan, a cowboy in Australia. “They roll up their sleeves, have a passion for their business, but they lack that nice Flemish woman,” says the show’s … [Read more...] about Alberta bachelor stars in Belgian reality-TV show
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Reality is setting in at Netflix Inc. Unscripted programming, a staple of broadcast and cable TV, is emerging as an important genre for the streaming giant. The company has released eight reality shows this year, including the revived “Queer Eye.’’ Now the cooking competition “Nailed It!” is being recrafted for Mexican viewers, people with knowledge of the matter said, becoming the first Netflix reality show to be adapted for a specific market. The decision to make a local-language version of the show reflects a shift in strategy, as well as the growing importance of foreign markets. More than 90 percent of the company’s newest customers live overseas, and Mexico is one of its top five markets. Netflix executives are already talking with reality producers about adapting other shows, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing preliminary plans. “If you look at a global platform like Netflix and you see the tremendous growth … [Read more...] about Netflix gets real about reality TV with Mexican ‘Nailed It’
By Tony Wong Television Critic Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 I once toured the Bachelor mansion in Los Angeles, receiving a rose on my way in from former Bachelorette Trista Sutter and, later that night, dipped my feet in the famous hot tub where the magic happens. And no, I didn’t take home a weird rash. According to Amy Kaufman’s Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure, the No. 1 reason for eliminating potential contestants is because they have STIs. But producers don’t seem quite as adept at screening contestants for hazards that aren’t detected by a medical exam. Sure, it’s a given that contestants who appear on dating shows are going to be a fizzy bunch. After all, how many people can take six weeks off work to do tequila shots? Nobody said you’d be hooking up with Booker Prize finalists. The upside is, television is about the visuals and, lucky for us, contestants seem to have an inordinate amount … [Read more...] about Who is protecting reality dating show contestants from themselves?
source Netflix Summer is usually a slow time for television, but that’s changed over the years. In the age of peak TV, there’s always something good to watch. And this summer is jam-packed with great shows people can’t stop talking about. To find out which summer shows have most captured fans’ attention, Business Insider teamed up with Shareablee, which analyzed social media engagement around the summer shows in order to determine which summer TV shows people are talking about. On Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, people love talking about summer shows including “The Bold Type,” “Orange Is the New Black” and “Queer Eye.” Here are the 10 most talked-about summer shows right now: “The Originals” — The CW source The CW Things are heating up on The CW vampire drama, a spin-off of the “The Vampire Diaries” which is ending its run in the coming weeks after five seasons. … [Read more...] about The 10 TV shows people are talking about the most right now
By Kelly Lawler USA Today Wed., July 4, 2018 Ready, set, match. Or rather, ready, set, watch. Netflix’s GLOW returned for a second season in late June, bringing us 10 more episodes of Spandex-clad wrestling glory. The series, about female wrestlers in the 1980s, is one of the latest sports-themed TV shows that try to meld on- and off-the field drama. Not many have figured out just how to nail that tricky balance. Read more: d In honour of the return of GLOW, we picked the 10 best sports TV shows of all time. Equipment not included. Article Continued Below 10. One Tree Hill Don’t knock the soapy teen drama before you try it. Sure, by the end of the series’ long run, One Tree Hill wasn’t so much about feuding basketball stars anymore but still, in its early seasons the drama on the court was just as crucial as teen marriages and Lucas Scott’s (Chad Michael Murray) love interests. It may not rise to the highs of other shows on … [Read more...] about Where GLOW fits among the 10 best sports TV shows