'American Idol' Has Nothing on Cable Reality

Umstead, R. Thomas
May 2006
Multichannel News;5/29/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 22, p18
Comments on the efforts of cable networks to develop their own concept of reality television programs in the U.S. Comparison between "American Idol" and USA Network's "Nashville Star"; Format of the viewer participation-oriented shows such as the Travel Channel's "5Takes"; Benefits of such concept to cable networks.


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