Jailbreak and Bunim-Murray’s New York media show have been shelved; other shows delayed.

Jailbreak and Bunim-Murray’s New York media show have been shelved; other shows delayed.
Networks are putting the breaks on some previously planned reality TV projects, according to today’s debut issue of Powerful Media’s new magazine [ INSIDE ]. Jailbreak and ABC’s untitled journalism show from Bunim-Murray have both been killed; ABC’s The Runner (the Matt Damon and Ben Affleck show) and FOX’s Wanted are both on hold because of “safety concerns.” Still, [ INSIDE ] reports that the looming writer’s strike may push more reality TV on the air. Still planned: FOX’s Temptation Island and NBC’s Sweet Revenge.

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John Rocker

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Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

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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.