Queer Eye sold to Australia.

Queer Eye sold to Australia.
After selling Queer Eye for the Straight Guy‘s format to the UK and Scandinavia, NBC has sold the program to Australia’s Network Ten. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the “deal is unusual in that the broadcaster will not only produce its own Australian version of the reality show but will then entrust NBC Enterprises to sell that version to other broadcasters worldwide. This means that NBCE will be selling both the American and Australian versions of ‘Queer Eye’ internationally.” Network Ten will also air the US version of the show starting in Oct., and will work with NBC as they produce the Australian version.
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about the writer

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.