Reality Roundup: Someone Ship Ben Zorn His Dog

A barefooted Chris Harrison brought back Bachelor in Paradise on Monday.  With his shoelessness underscoring the solemnity of his story, Chris’ scattered interstitials throughout the series premiere described this year’s near-fatal filming controversy, culminating in Tuesday’s ocean-backed cast discussion (which, remarkably, rehashed the mandatory ‘consent’ talk of my freshman year almost word-for-word).   But Paradise, steeped…

Five TIFF-tastic Movies on Fandor in August

Did you know that every month, the film fanatics at Fandor offer five hand-picked movies to all Sling TV subscribers? That’s right: You don’t have to have the Fandor channel to enjoy docs that make you smarter, dramas that draw you in, top-notch comedies, cult favorites, and more — for a limited time only. Every…

The Catch-Up: New Episodes On-Demand This Week

Claws 1.9, ‘Ambrosia’ (TNT) Preacher 1.8, ‘Holes’ (AMC) Game of Thrones 7.5, ‘The Spoils of War’ (HBO) Insecure 2.3, ‘Hella Open’ (HBO) Ballers 3.3, ‘In the Teeth’ (HBO) Power 4.7, ‘You Lied to My Face’ (Starz) Twin Peaks 3.13, ‘Part Thirteen’ (Showtime) I’m Dying Up Here 1.9, ‘Lingchi’ (Showtime) Loaded 1.4, ‘Watto’s Mum’ (AMC) Midnight,…

ICYMI: ‘American Crime Story’ Shake Up; Revivals TV’s Latest Trend; HBO Renews ‘Insecure’; & More TV News

FX’s You’re The Worst signs up Girls star Zosia Mamet and Lou Diamond Phillips for season four appearances. [The Hollywood Reporter]   American Crime Story: Katrina goes through massive shake ups as the source material is changed from ‘The Great Deluge’ by Douglas Brinkley to ‘Five Days at Memorial’ by Sheri Fink. Beyond that, Annette…

Reality Roundup: Afterlife

Chad Johnson (of Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise and meat-overload and mean-to-Sarah-Herron “fame”) is on this season’s Celebrity Big Brother UK, prompting mass confusion amongst Brits everywhere.  But his cross-pond foray is far from a unique instance of one reality appearance spurring another.  There’s the traditional transition, where shows like Famously Single (on which Johnson currently appears), Marriage…