Top Fall Shows--From 'Amazing Race' to 'X Factor'
By Diane Anderson-Minshall, About.com Guide
Some of the best reality shows on TV today air during the Fall season. This is your guide to the top reality TV of the season; from new shows like Dirty Soap, Mad Fashion and X Factor to returning favorites The Biggest Loser, The Amazing Race and Survivor. Learn about show histories, judges, and competitors--past and present.
Best New Shows of Fall 2011
Few new series premier with the hype and expectations of Fox's competition, X Factor, which reunites former American Idol judges Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul.
Mad Fashion focuses on the outrageous designs of Project Runway Four's Chris March. Meanwhile, Dirty Soap, which follows the lives of soap opera stars, may bring a whole new audience to reality TV with its crossover appeal to fans of daytime dramas. Learn more about these new reality shows.
'The Amazing Race'
For twenty-three years, the award-winning reality competition, The Amazing Race has sent teams of two racing around the world and facing challenges in an attempt to win the million dollar prize. Find out more about the show and the current season here.
The mother of all reality competitions, Survivor is still going strong twenty-three seasons after it first launched. By isolating interesting characters and pitting two teams against each other in fierce competition and bizarre challenges, Survivor continues to engage viewers. Learn more about the show and current South Pacific competition.
'The Biggest Loser'
Since 2004, contestants who want to lose 100 pounds or more have gone on ABC's reality competition The Biggest Loser where they compete in challenges and lose weight for the chance to win $250,000 and the hope of keeping the weight off after returning to their normal routines.