Reality TV

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Imagine: a Love Island for middle-aged, tired, soft-bodied people. I’d watch it | Lucy Mangan
ITV’s new show The Romance Retreat sounds more ‘real’ than the antics in Casa Amor. But just how true-to-life will it be? says Guardian TV critic Lucy Mangan

Lucy Mangan

26, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Netflix denies any Squid Game reality show contestants have suffered ‘serious injury’
Streaming giant says three people were treated for mild conditions while filming competition based on hit South Korean drama, after contestant claims ‘it was like a war zone’

Sian Cain

26, Jan, 2023 @1:07 AM

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‘Soho grifter’ Anna Sorokin developing Delvey’s Dinner Club reality TV series
Convicted fraudster and inspiration behind Inventing Anna is creating a series in which she hosts dinner parties in her apartment

Adrian Horton

25, Jan, 2023 @4:48 PM

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‘Pushing maths to its limits’: how ‘100%’ became the catchphrase reality TV can’t resist
From sweaty Love Island contestants professing love to The Traitors swearing their fidelity, shows have been taken over by a three-digit saying – even if it can veer into arithmetical baloney

Michael Cragg

24, Jan, 2023 @12:03 PM

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TV tonight: can The Traitors US really be as devilishly good as the UK series?
Alan Cumming steps into Claudia Winkleman’s shoes. Plus: Storyville – Three Minutes: A Lengthening is an essential watch. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Hannah Verdier, Phil Harrison, Graeme Virtue and Simon Wardell

24, Jan, 2023 @6:20 AM

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The week in TV: The Last of Us; Maternal; The Traitors US; Break Point
A zombie apocalypse video game inspires a TV masterpiece; Maternal is like a medical The Split; The Traitors US comes from the same castle but isn’t quite the real deal; and the makers of Drive to Survive take up tennis

Barbara Ellen

22, Jan, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Will we be able to look away from the mummy issues raised on Milf Manor? | Bidisha Mamata
The reality show in which mothers and sons live together and start flirting is weirdly kinky but also oddly natural

Bidisha Mamata

21, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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100% ruthless: why the nasty US Traitors ruins the reality show
It’s full of reality TV stars, packed with mean competitiveness and has none of the charming sincerity of the UK version. Hopefully it’s not a warning sign for series two …

Rebecca Nicholson

19, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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The Romance Retreat: ITV to launch Love Island for mid-life single parents
Casting is open for the dating show, in which contestants will be nominated by their adult children

Alexi Duggins

19, Jan, 2023 @11:13 AM

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TV tonight: the intense finale of psychological thriller The Light in the Hall
Grieving mother Sharon (Joanna Scanlan) finds answers she might regret searching for. Plus, a westie in the Dog House. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Jack Seale, Ellen E Jones, Danielle De Wolfe and Simon Wardell

19, Jan, 2023 @6:20 AM

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Is Milf Manor the queasiest new dating show on TV?
Moms watch their sons flirt with other moms in strange reality competition series that feels like a 30 Rock joke made real

Lauren Mechling

18, Jan, 2023 @4:50 PM

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From Andy Cohen to Real Housewives and beyond: a beginner’s guide to the Bravo universe
With new free-to-air station 7Bravo launching in Australia, a Bravoholic dives into the reality network’s franchises, spin-offs and tropes

Stephanie Van Schilt

17, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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