| Feb 26, 2014
| 10:30 AM
A+E Networks has unveiled the first wave of shows set for the July 7 launch of FYI, its lifestyle-centric rebranding of the Bio channel.
The six series unveiled Wednesday focus on foodie pursuits and home design and makeover themes.
"Top Chef" vet...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:00 PM
At no other time of year is Austin - the self-styled live music capital of the world - so celebrated than in March, when the throngs pour into the Texas city for the 12-day music, film and interactive festival known as South by Southwest.
One of the most...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Bravo is taking a break from expanding its "Real Housewives" franchise into every state in the union to order its first scripted series, "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce."
The series, based on the "Girlfriends' Guide" book series by Vicki Iovine,...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- The U.K.'s Tinopolis has beefed up its U.S. production portfolio with the acquisition of L.A.-based indie Magical Elves, which produces "Top Chef" for Bravo.
Variety exclusively revealed that negotiations were reaching boiling point on Jan. 29....
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:10 AM
We’ve been hungry for this all season long.
The "Top Chef" Finale has arrived. After a slow start to the season in New Orleans, the drama has built up to a culinary showdown of Nina versus Nicholas in Hawaii. If you are going to lose a weeks-...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:33 AM
Aloha! It’s the "Top Chef" finale part 1, in Maui. After some time off, the cheftestants all reunite in beautiful Hawaii to battle it out for the title. They are greeted on the island by Padma, Tom and Sam Choy. Shirley, Nina and Nicholas will...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:45 AM
After three years in which TV movies and miniseries were lumped together in one ungainly category, the television academy believes there's enough programming to again warrant a separation. (The acting awards remain combo affairs, however.) Were they...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The thing about reality TV is that it isn't scripted — truly, it isn't. So when a situation gets a little out of control, it's up to the show's host to handle it, smooth things over, figure out a way to make good TV out of a problem.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:42 PM
We all have reality TV shows that we love, that we program into the DVR to make sure we don't miss a single moment of. And we have the ones that, to our minds, are meh. So, what's the key to the ones that seem to hit the mark?
The Envelope invited...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:00 PM
"The Amazing Race" has been on the air for 24 seasons. "Top Chef" finished its 11th season earlier this year. For reality TV shows both new and long-lasting (they never get "old"), staying fresh is a key element to survival.
The Envelope invited four...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Reality TV producers couldn't have scripted this any better.
Over the last 18 months, there has been a tremendous wave of consolidation among production companies that specialize in reality shows such as "Duck Dynasty," "Top Chef" and "Party Down South....