reality tv

Lifetime Greenlights ‘BAPs,’ a New Reality Series About Black American Princesses

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If you thought the success of shows like Scandal, Being Mary Jane, and Tyler Perry’s The Haves and Have Nots signaled the end of the reality show deluge and a rise in scripted shows targeting Black audiences you were wrong. Lifetime, the self-proclaimed network for...

The Formulaic Script Of Race & Reality TV

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While Black women are clearly underrepresented in films and on prime time comedies and dramas, the same cannot be said of our representation on reality television. The sheer number of reality programs on television today makes it difficult to determine if we are in some...

So Is BBWLA “The I Hate Draya Show” Now?

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I can’t tell if I’m watching the new season of Basketball Wives: LA because I’m a masochist or if I’m using it as a weekly reminder on the virtues of never becoming a miserable, insufferable jackass so desperate for cheap fame that I’m willing to...

Were You Feeling Bravo’s ‘Blood, Sweet, and Heels’?

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I know what you’re thinking: not another reality show. But unlike the multitude of Wives shows that feature women who are trying to get famous by being catty, malicious, or sleeping with someone famous, Bravo TV’s newest addition, Blood, Sweat, and Heels features six ambitious, professional women working to turn...