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Laguna Beach has strong debut, but MTV exec questions if he’d “repeat” the formula. MTV’s genre-changing Laguna Beach debuted two weeks ago with strong numbers: 2.4 million viewers watched, which The Futon Critic reports made it the most-watched show with “persons 12-34 among all cable networks.” However, MTV exec Tony DiSanto tells the New York …

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MTV reinvents reality TV as it debuts Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. Tonight at 10:30 ET, MTV reinvents the reality television genre that it created fourteen years ago. The Bunim-Murray productions of The Real World and Road Rules introduced television to the dramatic potential of real people’s lives, the narrative potential of interview comments …

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MTV will reinvent reality TV with convention-less dramatic reality series Laguna Beach. The network that ushered in the modern era of reality television is planning to reinvent the genre. MTV is planning Laguna Beach, an unscripted reality series that will exclude basically every reality TV show element that was born on The Real World. That …

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California school board cancels planned MTV reality show over breast incident. And the fallout from MTV’s role in the Super Bowl halftime show continues. Besides a possible class-action lawsuit from people who claim the sighting of Janet Jackson’s breast damaged them, a school district “voted unanimously Wednesday to forbid the network to chronicle the lives …

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