Reality TV : The List
Lance may have missed an opportunity — it looks like he's got some moves.

10 celebrities who turned down Dancing with the Stars

From Lance Armstrong to Condoleezza Rice, plenty of famous folks have reportedly turned down a chance at small-screen glory on the hit ABC show

Reality TV : Burning Question
Todd Palin gets target advice from former U.S. armed forces member J.W. Cortes in the new military-simulation show Stars Earn Stripes.

Stars Earn Stripes: Should war be entertainment?

In NBC's controversial new reality competition show, D-list celebs pair up with former soldiers to simulate war games in the name of charity

Reality TV : Fact Sheet
Swimmer Ryan Lochte's swagger and made-for-TV looks have attracted Hollywood producers.

Should Olympian Ryan Lochte get his own reality TV show?

The gold-medalist U.S. swimmer is apparently fielding offers to appear on Dancing with the Stars and The Bachelor — and possibly his very own show

Reality TV : Opinion Brief
Alana Thompson, a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo, learns new moves with her dance coach: The six-year-old breakout star of TLC's Toddlers and Tiaras gets her own reality show.

Honey Boo Boo: America's littlest sweetheart, or 'its worst nightmare'?

TLC's latest reality TV show features a 6-year-old aspiring beauty queen and her road-kill-eating Southern family. It's appalling... but can you look away?

Reality TV : Analysis
Justin Timberlake and Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network: Inspired by the popular 2010 movie, Bravo will begin filming a reality show based on Silicon Valley startups.

Will Bravo's Silicon Valley reality show be a hit?

Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's sister, is turning reality TV cameras loose on the often closed-off world of tech startups

Reality TV : Opinion Brief
D-list celebrity contestants of the new dating show "The Choice" chum it up before picking ladies based on quips like, "I'm a cutie with a booty."

Just how loathsome is The Choice?

Dean Cain used to play Superman on TV. Now he's trolling for dates on Fox's queasy-making Voice ripoff, which critics are calling "the worst new show of the summer"

Reality TV : Best Video
Spoiler alert! Though you don't know it's her until the last 30 seconds of this "Burning Love" episode, Jennifer Aniston steals the show as a dating show contestant wearing a bear suit.

Burning Love: Jennifer Aniston's hysterical Bachelor parody cameo

The former Friends star flexes her comedy muscles by ridiculing ABC's popular reality TV dating show alongside Ben Stiller, Kristen Bell, and Ken Marino

Reality TV : Opinion Brief
Prima ballerina Christiana deals with her fears that she's being upstaged by a younger dancer in The CW's reality series "Breaking Pointe."

Breaking Pointe: TV's classiest reality show?

You won't find Snooki-esque hijinx in the CW's new docuseries about the intense training and taxing lifestyles of a ballet troupe

Reality TV : Opinion Brief
Not usually one to tread softly, Howard Stern surprised critics Monday night with a more subdued judging style during the "America's Got Talent" season premiere.

Howard Stern's America's Got Talent debut: Was he too nice?

TV watchdog groups worried that the shock jock's crass humor would mar the family-friendly talent competition — but a jarringly warm personality emerged instead

Reality TV : Opinion Brief
As one of the new judges on "The X factor," wildcard Britney Spears will likely draw viewers who simply want to see how she handles herself professionally.

Will Britney Spears and Demi Lovato revitalize The X Factor?

The notoriously erratic pop supernova and the 19-year-old Disney Channel star will join Fox's singing competition next season as judges... for better or worse

Reality TV : Opinion Brief
Many critics still consider Juliet Simms the frontrunner on "The Voice," though Chris Mann's strong finale performance may help him overtake her.

Who should win The Voice?

After a rocker, an opera singer, a soulful crooner, and a former Mousketeer vie for the top prize in NBC's talent competition, critics lay bets on their favorites

Reality TV : Instant Guide
The most recent bachelor Ben Flajnik: "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" producer Mike Fleiss once said his team is afraid to cast minorities because they would "feel guilty of tokenism."

The Bachelor's 'shocking' racial discrimination lawsuit: A guide

Two African-American men are filing a class action lawsuit against the producers of the ABC series for its longstanding failure to cast a non-white bachelor

Reality TV : The List
A bloodied Bear Grylls tries to survive the elements in Siberia on an episode of "Man vs. Wild," which has been canceled.

Bear Grylls' 6 craziest Man vs. Wild moments: A video roundup

As the Discovery Channel cancels the popular survivalist series, a look back at some stunts that really made audiences squirm

Reality TV : Opinion Brief
In NBC's "Fashion Star," which debuts Tuesday night, Elle MacPherson hosts, while Jessica Simpson and Nicole Richie mentor up-and-coming clothing designers.

Fashion Star: Another 'cheap Project Runway knockoff'?

In NBC's new reality series, Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie, and Elle MacPherson challenge designers to make clothes that real people will wear

Reality TV : Opinion Brief
Britney Spears is reportedly demanding $20 million a year to join "The X Factor" as a judge.

Would Britney Spears make a worthwhile X Factor judge?

Simon Cowell is reportedly wooing the "Baby One More Time" singer to the Fox reality singing competition. Big mistake?

Reality TV : Opinion Brief
Kelly Clarkson and other music stars will join amateur singers in ABC's forthcoming talent realty show "Duets."

ABC's Duets: Another singing competition?

Overload alert: The alphabet net will launch its own American Idol rival this summer, pairing celebrities like Kelly Clarkson with amateurs hoping for a record contract

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