Stealing from the rich, giving to poor auds

Lowry, Brian
February 2005
Daily Variety;2/2/2005, Vol. 286 Issue 26, p4
Trade Publication
Comments on the duplication of television program themes in the U.S. in 2005. Emergence of reality programs with similar themes; Aggressiveness of Fox Television Studios Inc. in crafting duplicate shows.


Related Articles

  • Brawny Academy. Wheat, Alynda // Entertainment Weekly;6/30/2006, Issue 884/885, p151 

    The article reviews the television program "Brawny Academy."

  • 'Spouses' weds Fox to big win in demos. Kissell, Rick // Daily Variety;7/29/2004, Vol. 284 Issue 18, p5 

    Reports on the high ratings of the Fox reality television program “Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy” on July 27, 2004. Comparison with previous-week figures; Performance of other Fox programs such as “The Simple Life,” “Quintuplets,” “The...

  • Fox TV driven by hybrids. Adalian, Josef // Daily Variety;3/31/2005, Vol. 286 Issue 66, p1 

    Reports on reality hyphenate Danny Salles' signing of a multiyear overall contract with Fox TV Studios (FTVS) to create unscripted and hybrid series under his SemiCool Productions banner. Major talent deals initiated under FTVS alternative development executive Holly Jacobs; Efforts of Jacobs to...

  • Reality auds just won't say no to faux.  // Variety;5/12/2008, Vol. 410 Issue 13, p22 

    The article discusses the increasingly staged nature of so-called "reality" television programs. Several instances have emerged where shows have strayed from their purportedly unscripted or authentic milieu. While filming a series about surviving harsh outdoor conditions, for instance, host Bear...

  • 'HULKAMANIA' RUNS MILD IN VH1 REALITY OFFERING. Smith, Eric J. // Multichannel News;6/20/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 25, p22 

    Reviews the reality television program "Hogan Knows Best."

  • One Ocean View.  // Entertainment Weekly;8/4/2006, Issue 889, p61 

    The article reviews the reality television program "One Ocean View."

  • Checking Reality. Frutkin, A. J. // MediaWeek;1/24/2005, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p5 

    Focuses on the rise of reality TV programs in the U.S. in 2005. Performance of nonscripted TV programs in the country; Efforts by U.S. TV networks to develop new reality shows; Factors that could impact the growth of reality TV programs in the country.

  • MAKEOVER OVERDRIVE. Schneider, Michael // Daily Variety;7/29/2004, Vol. 284 Issue 18, p5 

    Reports on television network Fox's acquisition of eight hours of a reality television series that will take one family and remake their lives. Production by regular Fox reality supplier Rocket Science Productions; Description of the show by Fox reality program head Mike Darnell; Hosting of the...

  • Back to Reality at TCA. Grossman, Ben // Broadcasting & Cable;1/16/2006, Vol. 136 Issue 3, p16 

    The article reveals that the unscripted television (TV) series will continue to be a mainstay of the cable industry, according to the Television Critics Association. It is mentioned that roughly two-thirds of the programs presented to TV reporters were unscripted. The article notes several TV...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics