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Richard Hatch, Rachel Reilly’s “marine adventure” series: watch and be amazed

CBS reality competition winners Richard Hatch and Rachel Reilly are co-hosting a new “marine adventure” reality series that they’re pitching to networks. And yes, it is just as bad as that sounds, at least if we judge based on its “sizzle reel,” in which the Survivor and Big Brother winners attempt to act. A press …

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Boy Scout competition, musical chairs, weather, more gypsies all coming to reality TV

Several networks announced new reality shows over the past few days, and several of those caught my attention, either because they seem fascinating or horrifying or both. First, the best/worst-titled series ever: The CW’s Oh Sit!, which is actually musical chairs. Apparently, there will be an obstacle course as part of that, so it could …

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Televangelist, megachurch pastor Joel Osteen will take people on missions for a show produced by his friend Mark Burnett

Houston-based televangelist and megachurch pastor Joel Osteen will star in a reality series produced by Survivor producer Mark Burnett. The evangelical church he presides over is the largest church in the United States, and he’ll take hundreds of members of his congregations on missions for the show. Burnett and his Touched by an Angel star …

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Danielle Staub, Jake Pavelka, Heidi Montag filming a reality show together (really)

Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Danielle Staub, Bachelor jerk Jake Pavelka, and The Hills villain Heidi Montag are filming a new reality show, one that is is perhaps about hated and reviled reality TV show cast members. The Daily Mail has photos and reports that they “have all united for a new reality …

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Why a reality show with no network, producer, format, and/or footage is not a reality show

About 11 years in to the modern era of reality TV, there are a lot of reality shows on the air. There are also many, many more shows being developed at networks and production companies. And there are a lot of series that are no more than an idea in search of actualization and attention–attention …

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New Endemol show is like Big Brother, except social media popularity decides winner

Reality producer Endemol is pitching a new reality format at Mipcom this week that combines Big Brother with social media. As part of its slate of multiplatform, hybrid series, Endemol has the oddly titled Zoom, which C21 Media reports “aims to fuse social media and traditional television. Five contestants are made to stay at home …

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