Tyra Banks tosses out the age limit for America’s Next Top Model

Tyra Banks is returning to reign over America’s Next Top Model, and she’s making some changes to the rules of her domain. Banks announced in a video on Twitter over the weekend that the show will no longer have age limits for its contestants. Previously, the aspiring models had to be 27 or younger, in keeping with the…

It’s the end of the runway for America’s Next Top Model

Prepare to sob into your chiffon or tear up all of your back issues of Vogue because America’s Next Top Model is ending after twelve years, 22 cycles, and numerous references (mostly made by the show’s host) to Tyra Banks’ numerous magazine covers. Lest you think the CW tired of Banks’ smize and/or schtick, the former…

An unconventional America’s Next Top Model contestant changed the way I see myself

America’s Next Top Model, a show ostensibly about judging people by their looks, is expanding the typical standards of beauty. Over the course of its many seasons, Tyra Banks’ reality competition has featured contestants who don’t fit into the regular supermodel standards: aspiring models who are transgender, bald, or…

Batman inserted into Breaking Bad, Freaks And Geeks, and other TV shows

We live in a Golden Age for television, but couldn’t every TV show be improved by the inclusion of Batman? That’s the hypothesis behind the new video inserting the gruff-voiced caped crusader into clips from shows like Breaking Bad, Freaks And Geeks, Friends, and others. In all of the segments, Batman awkwardly tries…

Fall schedule analysis: See, The CW's schedule makes sense once you realize Mary, Queen of Scots, was a vampire

Last year, The CW unveiled a schedule that loosely grouped its many shows into rough theme nights. Mondays were teen soap night, Tuesdays were doctors night, and so on. The schedule the network unveiled that morning basically boiled down to it saying, “Screw that!” and tossing caution to the wind. The big surprise…

The CW renews Hart Of Dixie and Beauty And The Beast, picks up Vampire Diaries spinoff

The soft dewy freshness of spring renewal season continues today, as The CW has announced that it’s picked up sexy doctor in a sexy small town show Hart Of Dixie for a third season and sexy beauty and the sexy beast show Beauty And The Beast for a second. The former was seen as a likely renewal, because even though it…

America's Next Top Model: “The Girl Who Becomes America’s Next Top Model”

Any dedicated America’s Next Top Model watcher can tell you: The finale is not about the models. You may have allegiances to a favorite contestant, you may actually be invested in who lands that magazine spread, but more likely than not, you’re tuning in to watch the semi-annual Tyra-palooza. Here, Tyra can…

RuPaul's Drag Race: “Queens Behaving Badly” 

Remember when I said last week that sometimes RuPaul’s Drag Race is at its best when it’s awkward? Well, I’m going to be like the judges on this show and flip my opinion, because this week’s challenge is a tedious exercise in public humiliation that doesn’t show any of the wit and beauty that has made these girls All…