Faking It: All episodes Season 0, Ep 0
Faking It was an early British reality TV show. Its challenge was based on Shaw's Pygmalion: experts get a month to train a member of the public to the point where a panel of their peers would be unable to pick them from a group as an imposter. Often there might be a loose connection between the existing and new occupation of the candidate: "Sheep sheerer to hairdresser" or "Show girl to show jumper", for example. The trainee would live with the experts for the month and would usually undergo a makeover as well as training by actors. After their test - they would return home - either reluctantly or gratefully. [more inside]
Project Runway All Stars: The Freedom Challenge Season 20, Ep 10
Make whatever you want and your model will show it off on the outdoor runway. What could go wrong? ELLE Magazine's recap.
Project Runway All Stars: B.O.A.T. Season 20, Ep 9
Project Runway collides with Below Deck for the infamous client challenge. ELLE Magazine's write-up (with spoilers).
Project Runway All Stars: S20E8 Uncut Hems Season 20, Ep 8
The denim challenge results in more tears than Christian Siriano bargained for. This week’s denim challenge accomplishes what the “single bolt of red fabric” challenge, inexplicably, could not: It shows off the individual style of each remaining designer. When our (by this point, thoroughly exhausted) cohort arrive in Westport, Connecticut, to tour Christian’s latest outpost, he informs them that “every major designer”—himself included—is “doing denim.” Naturally, then, episode 8’s one-day challenge is to craft a head-to-toe look using only recycled jeans. [more inside]
Siren: Survive the Island: Also try not to get killed Season 1, Ep 0
24 female police officers, firefighters, bodyguards, soldiers, athletes and stuntwomen team up by profession to compete for survival on a remote island in this Korean reality competition. Six 4-woman teams each must defend their own base daily while trying to capture another team's base, but also must compete in "arena challenges" to earn prizes and base-capture privileges. [more inside]
Five people sign up to be on Civilization, a new reality TV show where contestants have to survive for six weeks in a remote area with a minimal amount of clothing and only one tool each. A math teacher, a survival skills teacher, an Eagle Scout, a woodsman, and a charismatic person tossed out in the woods together, attempting to ignore the film crew. And then things... go wrong.
Physical: 100: Physical: 100 Season 1, Ep 0
One hundred of the most physically fit Koreans compete against each other in various individual and team elimination "quests" (challenges of strength, agility, endurance and strategy) that are dictated to them by a disembodied voice with a Squid Game aesthetic in order to find out who has the "ideal human physique". All nine episodes are currently streaming on Netflix.
Love Is Blind: Season 3 Season 3, Ep 0
Another crop of singles enters the pods to find out if love really is blind. Drama, as ever, ensues. [more inside]
After 11 years, the Jackass crew is back for another crusade. [more inside]
American Song Contest: The Live Grand Final Season 1, Ep 8
In the star-studded grand final, the top 10 artists perform one last time for the chance to win America's vote; the national jury and public voting occur in real time to determine the winning song; celebrity guests perform and help announce results. [more inside]
American Song Contest: The Live Semi-Finals, Part 2 Season 1, Ep 7
The live semi-finals conclude with 10 artists returning to the stage with an elevated performance of their original song for a chance to earn America's vote; one more redemption song is revealed, adding an 11th artist back into the competition. [more inside]
American Song Contest: The Live Semi-Finals Premiere Season 1, Ep 6
The semi-finals begin with 10 artists returning to the stage with an elevated performance of their original song for a chance to earn America's vote; raising the stakes, a redemption song is revealed, adding an 11th artist back into the competition. [more inside]
American Song Contest: The Live Qualifiers, Part 5 Season 1, Ep 5
The live qualifiers conclude as three artists from week four are revealed as moving on to the semi-finals; 11 remaining artists representing their state or territory perform original music to earn America's vote for best hit song. [more inside]
American Song Contest: The Live Qualifiers, Part 4 Season 1, Ep 4
The live qualifiers continue as three artists from week three are revealed as advancing to the semifinals; 11 artists from across the country perform original music to earn the country's vote for best hit song. [more inside]
Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls: Season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
Lizzo searches for women to join the ranks of the Big Grrrls, her back up dancers, for her tour. Available to stream on Amazon Prime.
American Song Contest: The Live Qualifiers, Part 3 Season 1, Ep 3
In week three of the qualifiers, three artists from week two are revealed as advancing to the semifinals; 12 artists from across the country perform an original song to earn America's vote. [more inside]
American Song Contest: The Live Qualifiers, Part 2 Season 1, Ep 2
The qualifiers continue with the reveal of which three acts from the premiere are moving on to the semifinals; the next batch of 11 artists take the stage with original music to compete to win the country's vote for best hit song. [more inside]
American Song Contest: The Live Qualifiers Premiere Season 1, Ep 1
The American Song Contest starts on March 21st. This U.S. spin off of the Eurovision Song Contest will feature live original musical performances, representing all 50 states, five U.S. territories and our nation's capital, competing to win the country's vote for the Best Original Song. [more inside]
School of Chocolate: School of Chocolate Season 1, Ep 0
Eight top pastry and chocolate professionals elevate their skills under the supervision of world-renowned chocolatier, Amaury Guichon. [more inside]
Fake or Fortune?: Back at the gallery, the plot thickens Season 0, Ep 0
True detective TV brimming with mystery, suspense, and art history. British art dealer and historian Philip Mould pairs with journalist and Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce to examine the provenance and attribution of questioned works of art. [more inside]
FBoy Island: Season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
Three women move to a tropical island where they’re joined by 24 men – 12 self-proclaimed “Nice Guys” looking for love, and 12 self-proclaimed “FBoys,” there to compete for cold, hard cash. Hosted by comedian Nikki Glaser, created by former Bachelor Executive Producer Elan Gale. On HBO. [more inside]
The Great British Sewing Bee: Semi Final Season 7, Ep 9
It's the semi-final, and the sewers go back to the 1940s. They create a pair of Oxford bags [trousers], dresses from parachutes and a Dior New Look outfit.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Music and the Movies Week Season 7, Ep 8
The sewers create a dress inspired by Dirty Dancing, a Sound of Music transformation and a disco era-inspired outfit from Dreamgirls.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Children's Week Season 7, Ep 5
For children's week, the sewers' skills are tested by romper suits, Under the Sea-themed fancy dress and raincoats for mini models.
The Great British Sewing Bee: International Week Season 7, Ep 4
The sewers go international with a French pattern, a South Asian transformation, and a final challenge inspired by Frida Kahlo.
The jewellers create cocktail rings and bib necklaces out of alternative materials.
All That Glitters week 2: chains and broaches! The jewellers are tasked first with forming interlocking chain necklaces, and then with creating a "sweetheart brooch" for a woman in the Royal Army going on tour.
Below Deck: Below Deck (all Seasons) Season 0, Ep 0
Below Deck (IMDB) is a workplace reality TV show that follows the lives of a crew on a mega-yacht during a season of short charters. Cramped quarters, wild parties obnoxious guests (Screenrant), and glamorous international locations, all proved a big draw for from season 1 in 2013 - up to an abrupt stop in season 8 when the show ran into... well...2020. The making and editing of the show is an interesting story in its own right - as a super-yacht is turned into a floating TV studio operating 24 hours a day (NYT). [more inside]
Blown Away: Season Two Season 2, Ep 0
The hot shop is open! A new batch of glass-blowing artists from around the world battle the heat, the clock and each other in 10 dynamic challenges. [more inside]
The Great British Bake Off: Week 1: Cake Season 11, Ep 1
IT'S HERE! After six weeks in a bubble the beloved baking show is back with a brand new batch of bakers. Week 1 brings Battenbergs, Bromeliaceae, and . . . busts? Airs on Channel 4 in the UK on Tuesdays and on Netflix in the US on Fridays. [more inside]
Alone: Season 6 — all episodes Season 6, Ep 0
Ten survivalists have a chance to win $500,000 by enduring the coldest location in the history of Alone: The Arctic. Participants grapple with a harsh storm out of the gate. [more inside]
Indian Matchmaking: Season 1 - all episodes Season 1, Ep 0
Matchmaker Sima Taparia guides clients in the U.S. and India in the arranged marriage process, offering an inside look at the custom in a modern era. (Netflix, 8-episode reality show) [more inside]
RuPaul's Drag Race: EP 01/02: I'm That Bitch/You Don't Know Me Season 12, Ep 1
A split premiere: E01: Kicking off Season 12, the first seven queens strut the runway in a fashion show, then rap and perform a choreographed dance in front of guest judge Nicki Minaj. E02: In part two of the Season 12 premiere, a new set of queens walks in a fashion show, then performs a Bob Fosse-inspired number in front of guest judges Thandie Newton and Robyn. [more inside]
The Circle: Full Season Season 1, Ep 1
IMDB: Players starts off isolated in an apartment, and with their online interactions as their only means of any communication. The players use a social media platform called "The Circle". [more inside]
The Great Canadian Baking Show: Season 3 Season 3, Ep 0
It's another baking show spin-off, this time in Canada! Do you long for the days of Mel and Sue? The old GBBO niceness? Praise instead of tears? Do you wish the judges had more adventurous palates? Do you miss the focus on technique? Then GCBS is for you! [more inside]
The Great British Bake Off: Biscuit Week Season 10, Ep 2
It's crunch time with Biscuit Week, starting off with a luxurious chocolate coated signature bake, then a snack with family significance for Paul and an eye-catching showstopper
The Great British Bake Off: Cake Week Season 10, Ep 1
This series kicks off with cake week, with challenges including a retro classic technical that demands precision and intricate decoration, and a showstopper birthday cake, taking the baker's dozen back to their childhoods.
Queer Eye: Queer Eye Season 4 (Full Season) Season 4, Ep 0
The Fab 5 visits Illinois and Missouri to work their magic. As one does!
Blown Away: Blown Away (Season 1) Season 1, Ep 0
Ten master artists turn up the heat in glassblowing sculpture challenges for the chance to win $60,000 in prizes and the title of champion. (Netflix premiere, Canadian TV) [more inside]
Top Chef: Finale Season 16, Ep 15
It's the final showdown; the three remaining chefs must create the best four-course meal of their lives; Tom reveals in a twist that only two chefs will get the chance to serve their full menu; only one chef will emerge victorious.
Top Chef: The Tao of Macau Season 16, Ep 14
The final four chefs must cook with the smelly durian fruit; the chefs get a tutorial on the traditional cuisine of Macau; for the elimination challenge, the chefs are tasked with blending their own heritage with Chinese flavors.
Top Chef: Kentucky Farewell Season 16, Ep 12
Tom ambushes sleeping chefs and challenges them to make a dish using ingredients harvested from their gardens. For the last elimination challenge, the chefs bid on luxury ingredients at a thoroughbred horse auction house.
Top Chef: Hoop Dreams Season 16, Ep 10
'Top Chef' alum Ed Lee drops by for a Quickfire that's part trivia, part culinary creativity. Coach John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats host a concession-stand cook-off in Rupp Arena. Food & Wine Editor-in-Chief Hunter Lewis joins the judges.
Top Chef: Music City USA Season 16, Ep 9
In Nashville, Tenn., the chefs cook onstage at the Grand Ole Opry for singer Hunter Hayes. Inspired by a vibrant music memory, the chefs put their hearts on a plate for musician Caleb Followill, model Lily Aldridge and chef Jonathan Waxman.
Top Chef: Carne! Season 16, Ep 7
Lena Waithe surprises the chefs, by challenging them to make their best version of the trademark Kentucky dish, the Hot Brown. Then super-chef Nancy Silverton brings her internationally renowned friend, butcher Dario Cecchini to break down a whole cow for the chefs to utilize along with locally-sourced Kentucky ingredients.
Top Chef: Roaring Munchies Season 16, Ep 6
The chefs walk in on an epic battle of Last Chance Kitchen and are drafted into the fight. Once Tom declares a winner, the chefs begin a challenge making dishes based on Prohibition Era cocktails. Chef Ken Oringer joins for a Roaring Twenties party.
Top Chef: Restaurant Wars 2 Season 16, Ep 5
The mayhem and drama continues of the biggest Restaurant Wars in the history of “Top Chef.” Tom’s announcement of a double elimination piles on even more pressure. “Top Chef” alum turned James Beard Award winning Chefs Karen Akunowicz and Nina Compton join the restaurant crawl along with Nilou Motamed and guest judge and James Beard Award winning restaurateur, Caroline Styne.
Top Chef: Kentucky: Surprise...It's Restaurant Wars Season 16, Ep 4
In a massive twist, Padma's favorite challenge Restaurant Wars comes early this year, but before the chefs gear up for battle, they must first duke it out in an amuse bouche-based Quickfire for Top Chef alum turned James Beard Award winning chefs: Karen Akunowicz and Nina Compton. Then, the gauntlet has been thrown and with twelve chefs remaining, three restaurants will be battling for victory. James Beard Award winning restaurateur Caroline Styne joins as the guest judge along with Nilou Motamed. And if this unexpected chaos isn't enough, Tom leaves the Chefs breathless with an announcement that will change the course of the competition.
Vanderpump Rules: Lisa's Dilemma Season 7, Ep 4
Katie's ultimatum forces Lisa Vanderpump to reconsider employing James at SUR; Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval display different methods of interviewing staff members for TomTom; Jax and Brittany host a dinner party to debut their beer cheese.
Top Chef: Kentucky: Naughty and Nice Season 16, Ep 3
It's holiday time for Top Chef, and Richard Blais and Brooke Williamson help spread the festive cheer by presenting a white elephant Quickfire challenge. Then, the Chefs receive an unexpected gift as Michelin starred super Chef Eric Ripert sits down with them to celebrate an elaborate traditional French Christmas dinner. However, once the last bite is taken, Padma informs the Chefs that they’re missing the final part of the tradition of Le Revillon de Noel...the presentation of 13 desserts. It's a midnight pastry free-for-all as the Chefs try to avoid being placed on the naughty list.