reality TV’s success may lead to “end to the traditional television season.”

reality TV’s success may lead to “end to the traditional television season.”
The latest round of successful reality TV shows—from Joe Millionaire to American Idol 2—“will drastically alter the economics of the business itself,” the New York Times reports. Among the changes that could be precipitated by reality TV’s success: “an end to the traditional television season,” including no repeats, no May-Sept. hiatus, and not as many scripted shows. Part of the reason for possible changes: the shows’ popularity with younger viewers, who advertise chase after and who will be tomorrow’s older audiences.
+ also: “more people than ever are clamoring to get on reality TV.”

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