reality TV “will be much harder to kill than some critics have predicted.”

reality TV “will be much harder to kill than some critics have predicted.”
The New York Times reports what the rest of us knew and critics pretended not to: that reality TV “is managing to survive” and that “network programmers…show no signs of abandoning the reality genre.” Endemol’s founder John de Mol says that the shows that failed were “mostly the bad ones, the copycats.” The Times reports on some of the 10 new shows that will hit the air soon—like UPN’s Under One Roof, “in which teams of families will engage in competition on an island near Fiji and try to win the house they are all living in. Also, the paper reports that The Amazing Race 2 started production this week.
+ plus: Survivor Africa’s ratings grow.

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