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Queen of Versailles is becoming a reality show

The thrilling documentary Queen of Versailles is becoming a reality series, as NBCUniversal has signed Jackie Siegel for a six-episode series that will film a presentation reel over Labor Day weekend, The Orlando Sentinel reports. At the same time, David Siegel, the owner of Westgate resorts, just announced his purchase of the Orlando Predators. It’s …

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Funny people try to parody Real Housewives on Hotwives of Orlando

Today, Hulu debuts its own parody reality series: The Hotwives of Orlando. A take on The Real Housewives franchise, it stars a group of hilarious people: Casey Wilson, Angela Kinsey, Kristen Schaal, Tymberlee Hill, Andrea Savage, plus others, including Joey McIntyre and Stephen Toblowsky. The actual housewives are so ridiculous, so self-unaware, so absurd that …

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Mike Rowe’s awesome challenge to TV critics, TV industry

Mike Rowe’s new CNN series Somebody’s Gotta Do It may seem a lot like Dirty Jobs, since he travels the country to meet interesting people and participate in their lives, but Rowe told TV critics recently that it’s not as much about actual jobs. But what the series will retain–besides production company Pilgrim Studios–is its …

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Why NBC renewed Last Comic Standing and why I’m surprised

NBC brought back Last Comic Standing back for an eighth season after a four-year absence on the network, and Sunday announced that the show has been renewed. The network also renewed America’s Got Talent and American Ninja Warrior. That’s somewhat of a surprise: it doest seem to have much buzz, and its ratings have been …

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