“The Final Table” Is Nominated for Lifestyle Competition Award, Realscreen 2020!

By Realscreen Staff on November 25th, 2019


Drum roll please…


The first round of judging is complete, and Realscreen is excited to reveal the nominees for the upcoming 2020 edition of the Realscreen Awards.


The awards, which recognize the best in unscripted and non-fiction programming from around the world, will be presented during a ceremony held at the Sheraton New Orleans on Tuesday, January 28, as part of the 2020 Realscreen Summit.


For more information, visit awards.realscreen.com. Best of luck to the shortlisted nominees!





Production Company: Endemol Shine Australia
Produced for: Nine Network Australia

Celebrity Family Feud
Production Company: Fremantle
Produced for: ABC

Deal or No Deal
Production Company: Truly Original, a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America
Produced for: CNBC

Hollywood Game Night
Production Company: Universal Television with Hazy Mills and Mission Control Media
Produced for: NBC



Family Food Fight
Production Company: Yardie Girl Productions, Endemol Shine North America
Produced for: ABC

Production Company: One Potato Two Potato, Endemol Shine North America
Produced for: Fox

MasterChef Junior: Celebrity Family Showdown
Production Company: One Potato Two Potato, Endemol Shine North America
Produced for: Fox

The Final Table
Production Company: theoldschool
Produced for: Netflix



American Ninja Warrior
Production Company: A Smith Productions /Tokyo Broadcasting System
Produced for: NBC

Face Off: The Final Season
Production Company: Mission Control Media
Produced for: Syfy

RuPaul’s Drag Race
Production Company: World of Wonder
Produced for: VH1

Top Chef Canada
Production Company: Insight Productions Ltd.
Produced for: Corus Entertainment Inc.



All Together Now
Production Company: Remarkable Television
Produced for: BBC

Holey Moley
Production Company: Eureka Productions & Unanimous Media
Produced for: ABC

Production Company: Live Animals, Universal Television Alternative Studio, Dave Stewart Entertainment, 222 Productions
Produced for: NBC

The Masked Singer
Production Company: Endemol Shine North America
Produced for: Fox



Artist Spotlight Stories
Production Company: YouTube Music
Produced for: YouTube Music

Does it Fart?
Production Company: Yellow Bear Studios Inc.
Produced for: CBC Kids

Inspire the Night
Production Company: Yours Turly
Produced for: Red Bull Media House

The Away Game
Production Company: Artifact Nonfiction (Production), Zulubot (Post Production)
Produced for: Sportsnet



Behind The Drag
Production Company: Malka Media
Produced for: In The Know

Kevin Hart: What The Fit
Production Company: Lionsgate, in assoc. with YouTube Originals
Produced for: YouTube

My Unconventional Life
Production Company: ExitFour
Produced for: In The Know

Will Smith: The Jump
Production Company: Westbrook Studios in assoc. with Fly on the Wall Entertainment
Produced for: YouTube



Chef’s Table
Production Company: Supper Club and Boardwalk Pictures
Produced for: Netflix

F*ck That’s Delicious
Production Company: VICE Media
Produced for: Viceland

Salt Fat Acid Heat
Production Company: A Jigsaw Production
Produced for: Netflix

Street Food
Production Company: Boardwalk Pictures
Produced for: Netflix



My Lottery Dream Home
Production Company: 7Beyond
Produced for: HGTV

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
Production Company: The Jackal Group
Produced for: Netflix

Vacation Rental Potential
Production Company: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment
Produced for: A&E

Windy City Rehab
Production Company: Big Table Media
Produced for: HGTV



Expedition Unknown: Egypt Live
Production Company: Discovery Studios & Ping Pong Productions
Produced for: Discovery Channel

Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip
Production Company: Studio Ramsay
Produced for: ITV

Michael Palin in North Korea
Production Company: ITN
Produced for: Channel 5

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman
Production Company: Revelations Entertainment
Produced for: National Geographic



30 for 30: Qualified
Production Company: Mount Royal Productions
Produced for: ESPN

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
Production Company: A Radical Media Production in association with Third Eye Motion Picture Company
Produced for: Netflix

Inside North Korea’s Dynasty
Production Company: 72 Films
Produced for: National Geographic

Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle
Production Company: Stephen David Entertainment in association with Appian Way Productions
Produced for: Sundance TV



7 Days Out
Production Company: Sony Pictures Television and Boardwalk Pictures
Produced for: Netflix

AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror
Production Company: Asylum Entertainment, Marwar Junction Productions and AMC Studios
Produced for: AMC

Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski
Production Company: An Appian Way Production
Produced for: Netflix

The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story
Production Company: Pilgrim Studios
Produced for: YouTube



Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle
Production Company: Stephen David Entertainment in association with Appian Way Productions
Produced for: Sundance TV

Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole
Production Company: The Intellectual Property Corporation
Produced for: A&E

Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story
Production Company: The Cinemart
Produced for: Paramount Network

Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice
Production Company: 44 Blue Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, and Blumhouse Television
Produced for: Oxygen



Production Company: A Disarming Films Production in association with Zipper Brothers Films
Produced for: Netflix

Production Company: A BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, Tencent Penguin Pictures, CCTV9 and France Télévisions
Produced for: BBC America

The Lost Tapes
Production Company: 1895 Films
Produced for: Smithsonian

Production Company: RadicalMedia in association with Fictionless and Bloomfish Media
Produced for: Discovery Channel



9/11: Escape From The Towers
Production Company: Arrow Media
Produced for: History Channel

Divide & Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes
Production Company: A&E IndieFilms and Impact Partners presentation, A Jigsaw Production In association with Baird Films
Produced for: A&E

The Clinton Affair
Production Company: Jigsaw Productions and Instinct Productions
Produced for: A&E

They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead
Production Company: Tremolo Productions
Produced for: Netflix



Light Falls: Space, Time, and An Obsession of Einstein
Production Company: THIRTEEN Productions LLC and World Science Festival
Produced for: PBS

Savage Builds
Production Company: Whalerock Studios, LLC in association with Savage Industries for Discovery and Science Channel
Produced for: Science Channel

Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works
Production Company: First Row Films in association with A+E Originals
Produced for: History

Production Company: Genepool Productions
Produced for: SBS Australia, CuriosityStream.com, ARTE France



At The Heart of Gold: Inside The USA Gymnastics Scandal
Production Company: Sidewinder Films
Produced for: HBO

Production Company: 93Metros
Produced for: Discovery Channel DMAX

Period. End of Sentence.
Production Company: Presented By The Pad Project in Partnership with Action India, Girls Learn International, The Feminist Majority Foundation, Oakwood School and Sikhya Entertainment
Produced for: Netflix

Surviving R. Kelly
Production Company: Kreativ Inc.
Produced for: Lifetime



30 for 30: Qualified
Production Company: Mount Royal Productions
Produced for: ESPN

30 for 30: Seau
Production Company: Highway 33 Media
Produced for: ESPN+

Last Chance U
Production Company: A Netflix production in association with Condé Nast Entertainment, Endgame Entertainment and One Potato Productions
Produced for: Netflix

Warriors of Liberty City
Production Company: Shed Media and SpringHill Entertainment in association with Starz Originals
Produced for: Starz



Dating Around
Production Company: Eureka Productions
Produced for: Netflix

Ex on the Beach
Production Company: Entertainment One, Purveyors of Pop Productions, Whizz Kid Entertainment
Produced for: MTV

Magic for Humans
Production Company: Abso Lutely Productions
Produced for: Netflix

Mums Make Porn
Production Company: Firecracker Films
Produced for: Channel 4



Born This Way
Production Company: Bunim/Murray Productions, a Banijay Group
Produced for: A&E

Production Company: 44 Blue Productions
Produced for: Netflix

Queer Eye
Production Company: Scout Productions Inc. and ITV Entertainment
Produced for: Netflix

Werq the World
Production Company: World of Wonder Productions
Produced for: WoW Presents Plus



I Am Jazz
Production Company: This is Just a Test
Produced for: TLC

Mexican Dynasties
Production Company: Campanario Entertaiment and Shed Media
Produced for: Bravo

Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles
Production Company: World of Wonder Productions
Produced for: Bravo TV

Production Company: 44 Blue Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, Closest to the Hole Productions, Leverage Entertainment, Donnie D Productions
Produced for: A+E Networks


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(Photo: Realscreen Awards 2019, by Yvette Ponthier)

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From ‘Masked Singer’ to ‘Titan Games’: 5 New Reality Shows Heating Up the Emmy Competition

By Tara Bitran on June 11th, 2019.


From celebrity contestants belting it out in elaborate costumes to aspiring athletes attempting to replicate The Rock’s workouts, these shows brought fresh flavor to the unscripted space.


‘Million Dollar Mile’

What’s at stake – Everyday runners must overcome obstacles to win up to $1 million at the end of the “Million Dollar Mile,” a race through Los Angeles. However, they are chased by elite athletes whose only objective is to stop them from making it to the end.

Origins – LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment produced with Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan.

Hosts – Former NFL player and current minor-league baseball player Tim Tebow, L.A. Chargers play-by-play man Matt “Money” Smith and ESPN reporter Maria Taylor

Ratings – CBS moved the show from Wednesday nights to Saturdays after two episodes of lackluster ratings that included a 1.0 debut in the 18-to-49 demographic and 4.1 million viewers. Two weeks later, the series was pulled with six episodes left to air.

Winner – Most contestants on the show were only able to earn $10,000, though San Diego MMA fighter/boxer Dashon Johnson took home $50,000 for the biggest prize awarded on an aired episode.


‘The Titan Games’


Premiere: Jan. 3

What’s at stake – Athletes strive to become Titans and win $100,000. In each episode, four female and four male contestants go head-to-head in a round of paired battles, and then the best of both groups face one another on an obstacle course called Mount Olympus. Contestants compete only against members of the same sex.

Origins – Obstacles on the show were inspired by host Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s own workouts; the show was teased to be similar to NBC’s 2008 remake of American Gladiators.

Star ties – Johnson created the show and serves as exec producer.

Ratings – The premiere scored a 1.8 rating among adults 18-to-49 and 6.5 million viewers for its two-hour debut.

Winners – James Jean-Louis, Charity Witt


‘The World’s Best’


Premiere Feb. 3

What’s at stake – The global competition features contestants exhibiting talents as varied as underwater escape, taekwondo and singing, all vying to impress the judges and the “Wall of the World” — 50 of the most accomplished experts from every field of entertainment.

Origins – CBS ordered the series in February 2018. It’s produced by reality TV guru (and chairman of MGM Worldwide Television Group) Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell, president of unscripted & alternative television at Warner Bros.

Host – James Corden

Star ties – Judges included Drew Barrymore, RuPaul and Faith Hill.

Ratings – The premiere opened to a 1.0 rating among adults 18-to-49. The season finished with a 1.59 rating in the demographic despite scoring the coveted post-Super Bowl LIII slot.

Winner – Lydian Nadhaswaram, a 13-year-old pianist from Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, won the first season, and the $1 million prize, on the March 13 finale. He topped South Korea’s Kukkiwon troupe, aka “The Flying Taekwondo Masters.”


‘The Masked Singer’


Premiere Jan. 2

What’s at stake – Over 10 episodes, celebrities sing in head-to-toe costumes to conceal their identities from the judges and the audience. Hints are given about each contestant’s real identity, and at the end of each episode, one singer is eliminated and unmasked.

Origins – The show is an adaptation of South Korea’s The King of Mask Singer,which started in 2015.

Host – Nick Cannon

Star ties – Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger served as judges for the first season.

Ratings – With a 3.5 rating among adults 18-to-49, it was this season’s No. 1 new show. Fox has already set a second season that will premiere in fall 2019 and ordered a third season as well.

Winner – “Monster” T-Pain, who beat out Bee (Gladys Knight) and Peacock (Donny Osmond) for the trophy. “I feel like a weight’s been lifted off my shoulders from having to keep that secret for that long,” T-Pain told THRsoon after he was revealed as the winner. “Suck it, everybody who told me I couldn’t sing! I just won a singing competition!”


‘The Final Table’


Premiere Nov. 20

What’s at stake – Professional chefs from around the world are split into 12 teams of two, cooking dishes based on a country theme. One food critic and two celebrities from the episode’s country judge the dishes in round one. The bottom three compete in a second round, using an ingredient from the country’s culture chosen by a guest chef.

Origins – Netflix tasked Yasmin Shackleton and Robin Ashbrook with creating the streamer’s first original global cooking competition.

Host – Bon Appétit magazine restaurant editor Andrew Knowlton

Star ties – Dax Shepard, Colin Hanks, Hasan Minhaj and Alessandra Ambrosio were judges, and star food critics Rashmi Uday Singh and Sam Sifton and chefs Enrique Olvera and Clare Smyth also appeared.

Winner – In the final, American Timothy Hollingsworth was pitted against his previous partner, Darren MacLean of Canada, after they bested Australians Shane Osborn and Mark Best, and won the competition. And speaking of victories, Russell Norman scored a trophy from the Directors Guild of America in February for the “Japan” episode, the eighth of the series’ 10 installments.


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