Robert Englund says CBS’ reality Nightmare on Elm Street is “gone forever.”

Robert Englund says CBS’ reality Nightmare on Elm Street is “gone forever.”
The reality version of Nightmare on Elm Street that was announced, cast, and shot last year has apparently been shelved. Episodes of Nightmare on Elm Street: Real Nightmares would have shown “three elaborate recreations of contestants’ fears.” However, according to Robert England, who spoke to PhillyBurbs, the series was produced for CBS but is now “gone forever.” He says that CBS “just didn’t need another reality show. They had to put their new show, ‘Numbers’–which I actually really like–up into that time slot we were going to have.” He says people at CBS “were great with us. Everything was great, the problem is, CBS, everything they’ve touched in the past year or two is absolute gold, and they just don’t have any room for us on their schedule.” He does note that “the only place it could ever appear is on the UPN Network,” but adds, “I think it’s just one of those things I have to say goodbye to.”

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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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.