Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My TV Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Sometimes the smartest characters and the most compelling human drama on television aren’t in the conference rooms of Lockhart/Gardner or the meth labs and zombie killing fields of AMC. As fans of the best reality competition shows know, […]

  Daniela Smith

When the American version of Big Brother launched in 2000, it had a sense of novelty and excitement surrounding it as a groundbreaking television show—it was unlike any other show that had ever aired in North America at the time. I’ll never forget being glued to the television screen myself, fascinated by this new form […]

  Daniela Smith

Last week, ET Canada gave us a grand—albeit very brief— tour of the Big Brother Canada living quarters. Of course, producers don’t want to reveal too much before tonight’s premiere and ruin the suspense for viewers and dedicated fans…They just wanted to reveal enough to increase our anticipation and excitement for the show’s debut. The […]

  Daniela Smith

In an exclusive interview with Slice.ca Arisa Cox says, “Big Brother is the centrepiece of the modern reality-show age. It’s been airing for 14 seasons in the States. It’s always on—it’s in 87 countries. And we finally got one here in Canada…” Arisa is the new host for the much-anticipated Big Brother Canada, debuting tonight, Wednesday, […]

  Tim Collins

On the eve of the Big Brother season finale, I want to take this moment to share a common concern about this game.  This concern has been festering in my mind for the majority of the season, especially toward the last couple of weeks. I, like most fans of the game, love watching players pull […]

  Tim Collins

Ladies and gentleman, I spoke too soon. It was just a few days ago when I wrote:  “Britney’s in a great place because if the veto is used by anyone, she should be safe this week.” I, like the rest of Quack Pack, put way too much trust in alliances. After a brutal week, and […]

  Tim Collins

When Big Brother introduced the coaches twist this season, I was a bit reluctant to jump on board. Part of the reason was that I was frankly sick of Mike Boogie on my television screen. There are few people on reality television who come across quite as cocky and self-centered as he does. I’ve always […]

  Kelly Bedard

UPDATE: Since this article was published, Kara has been evicted and Willie expelled for violence (technically towards Joe, but that’s just because Joe happened to be standing in the way of Willie’s temper). Meanwhile, Frank survived eviction and won HOH. Boogie blew the Coach’s Competition with his ego so Janelle won and kept Ashley safe […]

  Kelly Bedard

The summer reality season has been winding down (thanks for an incredibly awkward summer, Bachelor Pad!) and the fall season is starting up (go Chaz Bono, go!), never more interestingly than on the network that undoubtedly rules the reality universe- CBS. We’ve still got a couple days to go before the new Amazing Race (Ethan […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s been a very up and down summer for my guilty reality fix. It started with a twist that could have been wonderful (Chilltown! The Renegades!) and ended up mediocre (The Donatos? Brenchel?) and a cast of clueless newbies who couldn’t get their act together. Read on for my week by week recount of the […]

  Kelly Bedard

This was YOUR Head of Household. Not Jeff’s, certainly not Brendan’s or Rachel’s, YOURS. So who ends up on the block? The last people you wanted to nominated. I understand that Bruno Mars Dominic using the veto put you in an awkward spot (I didn’t want him to leave though, so I’m sort of glad […]

Damnit Big Brother
  Kelly Bedard

The new season of Big Brother is one episode old and already it’s a big let down. Okay, maybe that’s a little harsh. The reason it’s a big let down is that, for a couple reasons, it could be a really good season. I love the idea of nominating pairs and having to negotiate the […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Amazing Race, So You Think You Can Dance, Survivor, Dancing with the Stars, Top Chef, Project Runway and The Bachelor dominate my TV season by airing at least 2 seasons or versions of themselves a year (Bachelor AND Bachelorette, SYTYCD AND SYTYCDCanada, etc…) But some of the biggest (and the smallest) reality shows of […]

  Tim Collins

It’s disappointing to admit that this season’s Big Brother is barely keeping my attention. There have been a few ups and downs but overall the strategy is lackluster, the contestants are a bit boring, and a good amount of really dumb decisions are being made. I will say one thing though: for the first time […]

My Favourite Houseguest fails BB101
  Kelly Bedard

My favourite Big Brother houseguest made a crucial mistake this week- one that might just end his game tonight in the live double eviction episode. With Enzo on the block (perfect) and Brendon winning the veto (obvious), why wouldn’t Matt lobby to get Hayden put up in his place? He’s already gone anti-brigade by being […]

Bitch Bitch Bitch
  Kelly Bedard

Wow, that just might have been the bitchiest hour of super bitchiness since… well, I don’t know, early Gossip Girl? Let’s get it out of the way right off the bat- Rachel is horrible and needs to never be on the show ever again (sadly she’s almost a guarantee if they do another all-stars. ugh, […]

  Tim Collins

Whether or not reality television is in fact “real” has been a major cause of concern for critics since the phenomena began. As a constant watcher and frequent enjoyer of the reality genre, I typically found myself not caring one way or another. The reason for this is mostly that reality TV has broadened to […]

My Week in TV
  Kelly Bedard

The Bachelorette: She picked the right guy. They rode off into the sunset. I got simultaneously jealous and then ashamed of myself. It was pretty standard. Except that she let the other guy go before the last day, causing the producers to have to scramble for a new dramatic ending. I kinda liked that, it […]

Big Brother So Far
  Tim Collins

It’s hard to imagine that almost a month has passed and there still has been absolutely no My TV update on Big Brother. The number one guilty pleasure of the summer is usually thoroughly covered by this site. The fact that there is so little to discuss is very telling. Up until this past weekend, […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Good – SYTYCD‘s earnest (annoying?) farmboy Kent is engagingly mature, almost (dare I say it) sexy, this week in a smooth Dave Scott hip hop with Comfort and a beautiful Travis Wall contemporary with Lauren. – Deserving Emmy nominees abound, especially Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler. – Big Brother returns with a cool new […]

  Kelly Bedard

In a press release sent out today, CBS announced that “This morning Charlie Moonves — son of CBS Corporation President and CEO Leslie Moonves and his wife, Early Show/ Big Brother host Julie Chen — was born in Los Angeles at 9:40 am. Mother and child are doing well”. Congratulations Chenbot!

  Tim Collins

So I love Big Brother. The only think I hate about the show is that my favorites never win. Ever. This season was a first for me in that I didn’t really have a favorite. But I should explain what favorite means to me. For me, favorite means somehow who deserves to win (meaning they […]

Will (seasons 2, 7): the manipulator Eric (season 8): the nice guy Danielle (seasons 3, 7): the straight talker Nakomis (seasons 5, 7): the offbeat Dan (season 10): the charmer Jessica (season 8): the sweetheart Natalie (season 9): the naive powerhouse Kevin (season 11): the token gay guy Allison (season 4): the liar Russell (season […]

  Kelly Bedard

“instigator” – from Jordan (this is a stunning word to come from the vocabulary of someone who can’t tell time) “wench”- Kevin to Natalie (because it is an AMAZING old-timey word and Natalie IS a wench, in all it’s negative connotations)

The Final 3: An Epic Letdown
  Tim Collins

Big Brother has been the number one guilty pleasure show for me over the past several years. I started watching back in season one when America voted off a player each week (also known as back when it sucked). Other than that horrible excuse for a winter season, I’ve never been more ambivalent to the […]

  Kelly Bedard

With tonight’s predictable (if you couldn’t see it coming after Tuesday’s episode, all you had to do tonight was notice that Russell was the only non-HOH houseguest who wasn’t dressed for the upcoming physical Head of Household competition) eviction of my favourite houseguest, the power in the Big Brother house is up for grabs, sort […]