May 22, 2011 at 10:51 pm #221137
So, any chance of a bit of a makeover in the Reality-Competition program and the Reality Host actegories?
Because for the last few years, it’s been very much the same old same old.
Here’s what I’m hoping for:
“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
“The Voice” (NBC)
Phil Keoghan, “The Amazing Race”
Mike Rowe, “Dirty Jobs”
Ty Pennington, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
Jeff Probts, “Survivor”
Padma Lakshmi, “Top Chef”May 22, 2011 at 11:24 pm #221139
I love “The Amazing Race,” but I don’t think Phil Keoghan does nearly enough as a host to warrant consideration. He does even less than most reality hosts: explains the rules to challenges and then waits on the mat to tell the racers whether they’ve come in last or not, which really only requires an ability to count. And occasionally he raises an eyebrow. I believe he’s also a producer of the show, so he’s duly rewarded there. His hosting doesn’t qualify as outstanding.
In fact, I’d dump all the competition hosts. To Mike Rowe and Ty Pennington, I’d add some combination of the “MythBusters” team (all five were submitted collectively last year), Clinton Kelly and Stacy London of “What Not to Wear,” Cesar Millan — heck, I’m not even a fan of “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” but Oliver certainly has more business being nominated than Keoghan and company.May 23, 2011 at 4:28 am #221140
as a big fan of Survivor I’d love to see that break back into the reality competition race. However, to be honest, they have just had 2 of their weaker seasons this year (as opposed to last year when they had 2 of their best ever seasons), so I’m doubtful. Even a weak season of Survivor has interesting strategic and social gameplay (due to the nature of the game). Jeff Probst has still been on fire this year and has 2 great tapes to choose from.May 24, 2011 at 3:57 am #221141
I’d rather have Phil Keoghan than Ryan Seacrest in the category. But more than anyone else, I’m pushing for Padma Lakshmi and Tom Collichio of Top Chef to win since they’re the most involved as compated to Seacrest, Keoghan, Probst, Bergeron etc. They are simply not just hosts, but part of the panel.May 24, 2011 at 8:00 pm #221142
I’d rather have hantavirus than Ryan Seacrest, LOL. I always found him painfully disingenuous when sparring with Simon Cowell. Cowell would say something true about an awful performance, Seacrest would take offense to get the audience on his side. I always found it smarmy the way he would make a big show of standing up for the contestants, but then during elimination shows he would drag out the suspense and jerk around the contestants for the sake of keeping them and the audience off guard. Not sure if he’s any different without Cowell on the show, but I think “American Idol” would be better without a host, or with a host who stayed most uninvolved apart from introducing contestants.May 24, 2011 at 11:55 pm #221143
I’d love to have Cat Deeley from “So You Think You Can Dance” and Clinton & Stacy from “What Not to Wear”May 25, 2011 at 4:48 pm #221144
I’d love to have Cat Deeley from “So You Think You Can Dance” and Clinton & Stacy from “What Not to Wear”
If Cat wants a nomination, I think the first thing she has to do is to stop referring to the dancers as “It’s” followed by their name.
Does Gordon Ramsay have a shot at a nomination for Masterchef?
(Speaking of reality-competition shows, whatever happened to the plans to add a category for “reality-competition show judge”?)
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