NASCAR, gay country singers, Mayflower all may get reality TV shows.

NASCAR, gay country singers, Mayflower all may get reality TV shows.
New concepts for reality TV shows keep coming. FX and NASCAR may team up to produce a show “involving the stock car racing circuit” and “would definitely be unscripted,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. No other details have been planned; they’re expected to make a deal within the next couple months. … Songwriter Larry Dvoskin is currently recruiting people to find “the first openly gay male country singer” for a show he “hopes to produce in summer 2003″. He doesn’t yet have a network but says “[t]he response has been tremendous” from possible contestants. … In the UK, ITN is planning a Big Brother-style show aboard a replica of the Mayflower originally intended to be used as a tourist attraction. After the ship is built within the next two years, it may “[retrace] the voyage of the Pilgrim Fathers which set off from the Mayflower Steps nearly 400 years ago.”

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Marriage At First Sight

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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.