A&E will air a new show set at Caesar’s Palace, renews its Family Plots.

A&E will air a new show set at Caesar’s Palace and renews its Family Plots.
A&E is about to let reality TV flood its schedule. After its success with Airline (now in its second season) and other series, the network has renewed its series Family Plots. Now it’s announcing plans for new reality series. Primarily, the network “has given the green light to production on Caesars, an unscripted series that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Vegas resort,” the AP reports. That series “begins shooting in the next few weeks for a premiere late this year or early next,” and will examine the resort behind the scenes. The AP says “the net has also picked up the reality pilot Mondo Magic as a series.”

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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.