MTV exec: no more Real World?

MTV exec: no more Real World?
The director of programming at MTV, Brian Graden, says that with the glut of reality TV shows, MTV now needs to figure out what direction it’s going to take next (uh, music?). Which means that The Real World‘s run will be ending–but he doesn’t say when, so we’re safe for a while. Also, he hasn’t watched Big Brother, but he says he thinks CBS’ latest reality TV show ripped off the music network’s flagship docu-drama. But that’s okay, because “it’s a medium where everybody rips everyone else off,” he says, and he’s actually surprised it didn’t happen sooner.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.