group protests “offensive” Real Beverly Hillbillies with advertisements.

group protests “offensive” Real Beverly Hillbillies with advertisements.
CBS is still developing The Real Beverly Hillbillies, a show that will take a real rural family and transplant them to Beverly Hills, but a group wants them to stop. On Tuesday the group ran this ad in major newspapers, saying that “mocking a group of rural Americans who have endured, despite hardship and inequity, is more than just offensive.” They want CBS to stop production of the show. CBS’ spokesperson says, “We would ask viewers to withhold judgment until they have seen the show. It might shed some light on the absurdities of urban life.”

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.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


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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