Telemundo will air Survivor-esque show featuring aspiring actors.

Telemundo will air Survivor-esque show featuring aspiring actors.
On Telemundo’s Protagonistas this fall, 16 actor-wannabes will be locked up in a TV studio for a few weeks; the last remaining contestant will get a role on one of the network’s shows. Telemundo’s president is candid about the decision: “I have to confess. We jumped on the bandwagon.”

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