UK: “shows emerging at a rapid pace.”

UK: “shows emerging at a rapid pace.”
Many, if not most, hit reality TV shows have been imports from overseas, particularly the UK. There, “new shows [are] emerging at a rapid pace,” the AP reports. An Evening Standard reporter says “Everybody’s predicting it’s going to peak. So far, it hasn’t. What’s beginning to happen is that people are beginning to be a bit more selective in their choice of reality shows.” Upcoming shows in the UK include Drop the Celebrity, which features parachute-wearing celebrities getting pushed out of a plane. The producer of NBC’s The Restaurant says that show is unlikely to be imported because “[t]he Brits love a loser, and we don’t embrace the ‘B’ celebrities they way they do. … America loves a winner.”
+ also: “are sweet guys and girls finally getting their due–on reality TV, no less?”

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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.