For Real: The Story of Reality TV

For Real: The Story of Reality TV (E!)


Andy Cohen explores the genre of reality TV, including dating, competition, makeover shows and more.

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Matt Roush

Matt Roush Says...

Episode five of the seven-part limited event series exploring the evolution of reality television, hosted by Andy Cohen, focuses on makeover shows. This includes everything from series about plastic surgery (The Swan, Nip/Tuck), to weight loss competitions (The Biggest Loser), to home renovation shows (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), among others. Cohen interviews multiple old contestants from The Biggest Loser, asking if they’ve kept the weight off. The episode also digs into the explosive success of Queer Eye For the Straight Guy (2003-07), with an exclusive interview with cast member Thom Filicia where he and Cohen discuss a memorable nudist episode, and the success of the current spinoff Queer Eye.

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2021Docuseries1 Season