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ABC’s Shark Tank improves on Dragon’s Den despite its stupid name

Mark Burnett produces epic unscripted television, but only sometimes does epic work with the subject matter (Survivor, yes; Rocco DiSpirito’s The Restaurant, no). His adaptation of the Dragon’s Den format into ABC’s Shark Tank definitely does work, and has actually improved on the original series while retaining everything that works. The series originated in Japan, …

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Family reality show woes: Shark Tank now beating CBS’ weak There Goes the Neighborhood after NBC’s Road Trip ends

Last November, CBS paid “a premium fee” for Mike Fleiss’ reality show There Goes the Neighborhood, according to Variety. Was it worth it? And why didn’t either of the two family-focused reality shows catch on this summer, especially since at least one was highly anticipated? Last night, 3.91 million people watched CBS’ walled-off neighborhood competition, …

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Shark Tank, Neighborhood, Millionaire’s return get low ratings, but Big Brother still strong

Two new reality shows and one returning game show didn’t get many viewers Sunday night, but one show did, Big Brother 11. The Hollywood Reporter says the three new shows “delivered disappointing ratings,” as the return of Who Wants to be a Millionaire— one week shy of its 10 year anniversary, when it kicked off …

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ABC gets Shark Tank; Fox plans More to Love fat dating show; RuPaul renewed; Chopping Block gone

Networks have made several announcements recently about new and returning reality shows: Fox is returning to the dating reality show genre, but as always with Fox dating show, there’s a twist. The network that previous brought us dating little people and even ski mask-wearing daters will air More to Love, on which “a single average …

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