porn reality contest may come to US.

porn reality contest may come to US.
Producers of popular European reality TV show that looks to find a porn star “are in talks with U.S. broadcasters to air the program on the other side of the Atlantic, financial news weekly Barron’s reported on Sunday.” Reuters reports that Private Stars “gives five ‘real world’ men a shot at a contract with the company–the winner being the one who performs best on television with one of Private’s top female stars.” No word about what network the series might air on, but Reuters says that, in Europe, “[t]he first 10 episodes were so successful that the cable network reran the show 76 times in Europe and the program jumped to No. 2 for the men’s 24-35 age group in the United Kingdom on the Bravo channel.”

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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.