The Hollywood Reporter Unveils 2013 Reality Heat List
This story first appeared in the April 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
It's only fitting for the extremes-loving reality audience that in the year Jersey Shore said goodbye, the modest, modernity-shunning Amish became the genre's hot subculture: NatGeo has Amish: Out of Order, Breaking Amish has been a hit on TLC (it has averaged more than 3 million viewers), and Discovery boasts the edgy Amish Mafia.
Says NatGeo's Michael Cascio, "People find their lifestyle aspirational -- or simply fascinating."
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