Joe Millionaire, Temptation Island, and other FOX shows are heading overseas.

Joe Millionaire, Temptation Island, and other FOX shows are heading overseas.
The second season of Joe Millionaire may have crashed and burned in the US, but that didn’t stop FOX from selling the format to more than 22 other countries. Additionally, FOX “is finalizing negotiations in 12 territories for local versions of My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance and has placed Temptation Island in 14 countries,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. This is apparently revenge for other countries sending us their reality TV shows. FOX World VP says, “We want to make the point that our American-produced reality shows are now big business in the foreign markets.”

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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.