Monday, June 11, 2012

2012 Emmy Contenders: Best Reality-Competition Series

2012 Contenders
The Amazing Race
American Idol
Top Chef
So You Think You Can Dance?
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
The X Factor
America's Got Talent
Project Runway: All Stars
The Singing Bee
The Biggest Loser
The Bachelorette
The Glee Project
Celebrity Apprentice
Iron Chef America
Hell's Kitchen
Big Brother
The Pitch
Ru Paul's Drag Race
Face Off
The Sing-Off
Commentary - It's actually kind of sad just how many of these competition shows their are, and how many overlap. The biggest question this year, is do they stick with old favorites or do they go for some new blood, like The Pitch, which deserves a nod, but probably won't get in. What we do know that The Amazing Race is in the lead, unless Top Chef pulls off another random win. We also know that American Idol will probably get in, as it remains a reality juggernaut. That leaves at least spots. The dancing shows are both good bets, aka So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With the Stars. Project Runway has done well before, but may have lost some steam, unless its All-Star season provided a boost. Three newer shows that could play a factor could be The X Factor, Simon Cowell's brain child, The Glee Project, which was a lot better than its namesake the last two seasons. The final one is Ru Paul's Drag race, which just got a TV Critics Nod, and while in its fourth season, could finally be popular enough to make the cut. Also watch out for America's Got Talent, and always watch out for the show that started it all, Survivor, although its two seasons this year were not exactly the most exciting.


  1. I hope Talent gets a surprise, but expected nomination.

  2. Face Off is one of the most original shows out there... and one where the contestants are actually talented and not your standard reality famewhores.