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Why is Masked Singer’s audience live again? Do survivalists get a stipend? Have you seen this doc?

Why does The Masked Singer season 6 have live audiences, and why aren’t they explaining that? Are Naked and Afraid participants paid? And can you help identify a 9/11-focused documentary for a fellow reader?

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Discovery+: Why are shows moving back and forth between streaming and cable?

Why is Discovery+ taking shows from Food Network, HGTV, TLC, ID, Travel Channel, Science Channel, OWN, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, and Discovery Channel, and then sometimes sending them back to cable? Discovery’s CEO and president has the answer.

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Why is Paramount+ missing seasons of The Challenge, The Real World, and other reality TV?

Why is Paramount+ missing seasons of MTV’s The Real World and The Challenge? Should that plus be a minus? What’s going on with the former CBS All Access and its seemingly random collection of episodes and seasons of reality TV?

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