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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Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

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Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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