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Amish in the City producer says controversy over the series was surprising.

Amish in the City producer says controversy over the series was surprising.Amish in the City producer Jon Kroll talks to Salon’s Heather Havrilesky, and says he was surprised by the controversy that erupted over the series. Why? “Because the thought of doing a show that was disrespectful to the Amish–I know this sounds strange, but …

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this week’s Amish in the City “retained 100% of last week’s total audience.”

this week’s Amish in the City “retained 100% of last week’s total audience.” In a press release so full of numbers it makes my brain hurt, UPN announced that Amish in the City “posted week-to-week ratings increases in adults 18-34 (1.7/6 v. 1.5/6) and adults 18-49 (1.8/6 v. 1.7/6), and retained 100% of last week’s …

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Pennsylvania station that didn’t air Amish in the City changes its mind, airs the show.

Pennsylvania station that didn’t air Amish in the City changes its mind, airs the show. A Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, UPN affiliate decided not to air Amish in the City last Wednesday. The station, WLYH-TV, “decided not to air the first episode without seeing it first,” according to the York Daily Record. After viewing the episode, though, …

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Amish in the City gives UPN its best Wed. ratings (5.4 million) since 2001.

Amish in the City gives UPN its best Wed. ratings (5.4 million) since 2001. On Wednesday, 5.4 million people tuned in to watch two hours of Amish in the City on UPN. That’s “the network’s best Wednesday performance since November 2001,” Zap2it.com reports, and “more than double what UPN has averaged on Wednesday nights this …

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interest in Amish in the City interest is high as UPN releases cast info, episode.

interest in Amish in the City interest is high as UPN releases cast info, episode. UPN unveiled its newest reality series Amish in the City while “UPN executives admitted yesterday they were worried TV writers would all but ignore the network’s new fall lineup” because of interest over the new show, according to the New …

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Amish in the City wraps taping; Hayden Christensen, Jack Black producing shows.

Amish in the City wraps taping; Hayden Christensen, Jack Black producing shows. UPN’s quasi-controversial series Amish in the City has completed taping, and will air in just a few weeks. The series, which “puts five Amish youth and six streetwise roommates into an ultramodern Hollywood Hills home and captures what happens when the two cultures …

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members of Congress protest UPN’s planned Amish reality TV series.

members of Congress protest UPN’s planned Amish reality TV series. Having finished dealing with terrorism, the deficit, jobs heading overseas, Janet Jackson, Iraq, the environment, poverty, and other concerns, Congress can finally turn its attention to what really matters: an upcoming reality TV series about Amish teenagers. Some of our representatives have their undies in …

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