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Watch a PBS affiliate’s condescending trailers for fake reality shows

After creating ads for fake reality shows earlier this year, PBS affiliate WNET/Thirteen is now making trailers for fake reality shows to call attention to bad reality television. They are kind of amusing, but the campaign is maddening. Like the fake posters for shows such as “Bayou Eskimos,” “The Dillionaire,” “Knitting Wars,” and “Married to …

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Behind the scenes details about Top Hooker, the fishing competition almost called “Master Baiter”

The Animal Planet competition series Top Hooker concludes its first season a week from Sunday, and it’s been a surprisingly engaging series, especially since it’s about a sport not exactly known for producing a thrill every minute. Like another Pilgrim Studios-produced competition, Top Shot, it also appeals to people who aren’t enthusiasts of the sport. …

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Biggest Loser sued for weight; Survivor to Fox News; Challenge fights; Below Deck’s reality

Former Biggest Loser contestant Tara Costa is being sued by, and is suing, the company behind ilovekickboxing.com; the company claims she was “in material breach” of her contract after gaining weight. Survivor Australia cast member Elisabeth Hasselbeck, best known now as the politically conservative member of The View (EW has her greatest hits), is leaving …

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