is Survivor a game show?
A CBS spokesperson says no. But on the Survivor DVD and in a USA TODAY online chat, Mark Burnett says, “This show does fall under game show rules.” Why does this matter? Because Stacey Stillman’s suit depends upon the show being considered a game show by the government.
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about Andy Dehnart
Andy Dehnart’s writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Pacific Standard, and other publications. He has covered reality television for more than 18 years, and created reality blurred in 2000.
A member of the Television Critics Association, Andy, 40, 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.