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Below Deck Got An Emmy Nomination

Congratulations are in order for 51 Minds Entertainment.  After eight seasons of the Bravo hit Below Deck, the production company can finally celebrate an Emmy nomination for the show.  A well-deserved recognition for a program that spawned a franchise and is Bravo’s highest rated among viewers in a demographic spanning 18-to-49 year olds.

Below Deck premiered in 2013.  After its immediate success, Below Deck Mediterranean aired its first season in 2016.  Fledgling Below Deck Sailing Yacht is only two seasons in after its inception in early 2020.  The franchise has marketed and presented to the consumer a unique look at life in the yachting industry.  And it’s as if the drama is right there, on tap, and it’s just a matter of catching the moment and branding it correctly. It has worked for eight seasons, and finally the Television Academy is giving recognition.

Chrishell Stause Selling Sunset

If you’re a fan of Selling Sunset like me, you know just what a tough time Chrishell Stause has gone through. She was blindsided by her husband filing for divorce, which played out on the show. Chrishell also went through it with her castmates, who were less than supportive of her problems.

Since filming has stopped, Chrishell’s bad fortune has continued. She had a messy breakup with Dancing With The Stars alum Keo Motsepe. She also had a dust up over Bethenny Frankel’s comments on Meghan Markle. If you’re asking why Chrishell was involved, I am asking the same thing. Either way, is there any good news coming out of Chrishell’s life these days?

Erika Jayne Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills

In general, reality TV has really come through during the last shit show of a year. Off camera, especially! I’m talking about the Porsha Williams and Simon Guobadia  engagement news. The announcement of Survivor’s return. And of course, Erika Jayne’s divorce and litigation drop.

Then there’s the TV we’ve already gotten to watch. Let’s start with the double season drop of Selling Sunset. There was also the promised cast orgy on Real Housewives of Atlanta that was a little over-sold, but kept most of us entertained nonetheless. And who can forget the cast shake up on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this season to add Kathy Hilton to the mix!? All we’re waiting for now is the actual drama promised to us by Erika Jayne herself. 

Selling Sunset’s Christine Quinn Defends Going Back To Work One Week After Giving Birth

I miss Selling Sunset. I was late to the game, started it when the pandemic hit and then binged all three seasons in a matter of a week. I couldn’t get enough of mean girls drama, dressed up under the guise of selling multi-million dollar houses. And despite villain Davina Potratz leaving the Oppenheim group , I need to know what happens with her $70M+ listing. Good thing she will still be on the show because I regularly think about that listing.

Another villain that emerged amongst the group was Christine Quinn. Where do I even start with her? Personality as icy as her hair color and fashion as sharp as her tongue. I really started out liking her assertive attitude, but she lost me when she was so cruel to Chrishell Stause. Who mercilessly picks on someone going through a nasty divorce? A coworker to boot.

Brandi Glanville Reveals She’s Studying To Obtain Real Estate License

Everyone is going through it and Brandi Glanville is no exception. Last time we saw Brandi, it seemed like she had been called in by Bravo to amp up the drama on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. As usual, Brandi answered the call and presumably gave the producers exactly what they asked for. Denise Richards was a walking match and Brandi lit the fire that ultimately lead to a season of drama and Denise’s departure.

After ostensibly doing what she was told, it seems Brandi won’t make appearances on Season 11. You would think after having to bring someone in from the outside to pull a main storyline out of nowhere, she would have at least gotten a gift basket. But the world works in mysterious ways and like the rest of us, Brandi needs to get paid. So what’s a girl to do when the well is running dry and Bravo keeps sending her to voicemail? Real estate, baby.

PK surprises Dorit with a Buddha lounge

There’s really a lot of untapped potential with the househusbands of Bravo. The men on the Real Housewives of New Jersey could have their own spin-off because they’re just as involved in the drama as the women are. The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City could do a deep-dive on Mary Cosby and Jen Shah’s husbands alone. And then we have the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, where the men never shy away from the drama — remember how Denise Richards let Aaron Phypers run wild to defend her against her castmates last season?

Two of the most-loved RHOBH men are undoubtedly Kyle Richards’ husband Mauricio Umansky and Dorit Kemsley’s hubby PK Kemsley. They have an adorable friendship, get into hilarious antics and sometimes, in M’s case, get a little stoned now and again. 

Netflix logo

Netflix and Selling Sunset really broke the mold in reality real estate TV. This series is a nice switch up from other longstanding shows like Million Dollar Listing. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, if you haven’t watched this Selling Sunset yet, get on it! The primarily female cast swept people away with not one, but TWO season drops during the pandemic. A binge-watcher’s dream. The show is also set to begin filming season four this spring. You still have time to catch up!

Fans can expect to see Christine QuinnChrishell StauseHeather Rae YoungAmanza Smith, and Mary Fitzgerald back on their screens next season. In the meantime, the women have been keeping the drama flowing with uncomfortable break-upsVanderpump Rules shenanigans, and commentary on The Firm. Did I mention you need this show in your life?

New Married At First Sight Spin-Off Show Announced

It’s time for a reality TV shake up. After a solid year of binging reality shows of past and present from our respective lockdowns and quarantines, we’re due for some fresh content. Even more, the upgrade in accountability for reality stars when it comes to blatant and veiled racism has completely shifted viewer expectations. Gone are the days of sweeping very troubling and flat out unacceptable behavior under the rug. Why shouldn’t we be entitled to quantity and quality?

If you’re sick of Housewives, there are other options. Shows like Temptation Island and Selling Sunset are complete stand-alones. They’re also in their early seasons and not overly repetitive in their story lines and cast dynamics (yet). There’s also shows like 90 Day Fiance and Married At First Sight that use the same formula every year, but bring on fresh faces to make it interesting. Tragically, after eight and twelve seasons respectively, even these gems are starting to dull. So what’s next?