trying to define itself as a reality comedy network, TBS orders new show concepts.

trying to define itself as a reality comedy network, TBS orders new show concepts.
As part of TBS’ “plans to boost its new image as a comedy-centered network with quirky reality shows, not original sitcoms,” the network has ordered a number of new reality show concepts, the AP reports. The shows will be pitched and produced by two companies, Nash Entertainment and Coquette Productions. Nash created TBS’ first reality series, Outback Jack, while the latter is the production company owned and run by Courteney Cox and David Arquette. A TBS VP tells the AP, “We are trying to pioneer a genre we call comedic reality. It takes two great aspects of comedy–unpredictability and relatability–and mixes it with the hottest genre on TV.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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