Bunim-Murray to produce nonfiction version of Green Acres for FOX.

Bunim-Murray to produce nonfiction version of Green Acres for FOX.
For the second time this week, a network is announcing a new reality TV show based upon an old TV show. CBS will air a nonfiction show called The Real Beverly Hillbillies, and now FOX says they’ll air a show based upon Green Acres. Produced by Bunim-Murray Productions, the creators of The Real World, “the show will take a rich, upper-class family or individual–possibly a celebrity–and move them from a big city to a much more spartan existence, most likely in the South,” Variety reports. Neither Bunim-Murray nor FOX own the rights to the name Green Acres, so the name for the show is currently up in the air.
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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.