A Division of NBC Buys Out One of Its Harshest Online Critics

    A Division of NBC Buys Out One of Its Harshest Online Critics 1In a review of “Top Design,” the reality show on Bravo Networks, a staff writer for the Web site Televisionwithoutpity.com mused that in the future, the show would be “just another filthy memory whose outcome I’ve long since forgotten.”

    He can thank his new employers for the memories. Bravo, a division of NBC Universal, announced its acquisition of Television Without Pity on Tuesday. The television review Web site joins the network’s other online outlets, including the broadband channels BrilliantButcanceled.com, OUTzoneTV.com and getTRIO.com.

    Television Without Pity, which provides reviews and commentary on television shows ranging from “American Idol” to “Ugly Betty,” has become well known in the television industry and the online community for its sharp, witty reviews.

    In an interview, Lauren Zalaznick, the president of Bravo, praised the “agnostic editorial voice” of Television Without Pity. “We wanted to be associated with people who love television, and who love to hate television,” she said.

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