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Reality TV

Vox's coverage of reality TV shows, their stars, and their drama.

A former Bachelor star came out as gay. The announcement was as messy as his season.

The Bachelor’s messy, uneven, and long-overdue reckoning with racism, explained

5 winners and 2 losers from The Bachelorette’s “bubble” season premiere

Could you make the cut?

How reality TV shows cast the right people

How The Bachelor became a launchpad for influencers

How the Real Housewives built cable TV’s biggest fandom

Breaking down The Bachelorette’s take on slut-shaming, religion and duplicitous boyfriends

Real Housewives is a product placement paradise. But fans say the series recently went too far.

In its 37th season, Survivor is still capable of surprising even its hardcore fans

The Real Housewives of New York City boat ride from hell was peak Real Housewives

What it’s like being the only black contestant on The Bachelor

After 33 seasons, ABC's Bachelor franchise casts its first black Bachelorette

The Bachelor isn’t a love story — it’s a comedy

20 seasons in, The Bachelor is at its best because the women are finally in on the joke

31 seasons in, Survivor can still produce mind-boggling reality television

The Bachelorette is sexist. And it needs to go.