320: Zooming In On Home-Shot Reality TV

Reality-TV vet Andy Dehnart has seen a LOT of unscripted crap in his decades in the field, so we're glad he brought his expertise to our discussion of this unprecedented time in the genre's history: the home-shot, socially-distanced versions/spin-offs of some of our old "favorites," plus some new DIY unscripted stuff tailored to pandemic "set" safety. We talked about the challenges facing reality competitions in the Zoom-show era, then drilled down on a few specific shows like Dr. Pimple Popper: Before The PopGhosted: Love Gone MissingDesign At Your Door, and Amy Schumer Learns To Cook. What works for these shows and what doesn't? What innovations -- or filler-busters -- should they keep when quarantine's over? Later, we went Around The Dial with Challenger: The Final FlightGet Organized With The Home Edit16 And Recovering, and The Great Pottery Throw Down, and Tara shared a Tiny Tessitoriumph. We petitioned a reality-competition court to overthrow legendary injustices in the day's Extra Credit, and Andy argued to OUR jury that the first-season Survivor finale acquitted itself well enough to join the Canon. Sam Elliott won, the English language lost, and every night is Saturday night at Game Time. Set up that ring light: it's an all-new Extra Hot Great.


  • Home-Shot Reality Shows
  • Dr. Pimple Popper: Before The Pop
  • My Feet Are Killing Me: First Steps
  • Ghosted: Love Gone Missing
  • Love After Lockup
  • Design At Your Door
  • Amy Schumer Learns To Cook
  • Tiny Triumph: Holey Moley
  • ATD: Get Organized With The Home Edit
  • ATD: 16 And Recovering
  • ATD: The Great Pottery Throw Down
  • ATD: Challenger: The Final Flight
  • Extra Credit: The People’s Appellate Court
  • The Canon: Survivor S01.E13: The Final Four
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Ready For Primetime Players



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