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  1. 'Married At First Sight' Gets Global Engagements

    1:48 am PST 12/10/2014
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    The matrimonial reality show sells across Europe READ MORE

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  2. Warner Bros. Sells Nude Dating Show 'Adam Looking for Eve' in Germany, Spain

    11:06 am PDT 07/14/2014
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    The deals for the non-fiction format from reality giant Eyeworks are the first since Warner Bros. acquired Eyeworks' international operations in June. READ MORE

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  3. How Much for That Reality Company?! What's Behind the Recent Acquisition Spree

    5:00 am PDT 04/04/2014
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    It's a full-on smush-fest between the U.S. and Europe as "Jersey Shore's" SallyAnn Salsano scores $50 million for her unscripted company and an overseas TV acquisition boom continues. READ MORE

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  4. Hollywood Reporter Reveals 2014's Top 25 Reality Players

    9:00 am PDT 04/03/2014
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    THR ranks the sellers pushing the boundaries of unscripted television as naked formats, stunt TV and black docuseries signal a genre desperate to find its next big hit. READ MORE

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  5. Race and Reality: The Quiet Success of the Black Unscripted Boom

    9:00 am PDT 04/03/2014
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    Docuseries catering to African-American audiences -- like "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and "Love & Hip Hop" -- are ratings titans, so why aren't they getting the credit? READ MORE

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  6. 'Jersey Shore' Around the World: A Look at Snooki's International Cousins

    9:00 am PDT 04/03/2014
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    Though its heyday at MTV is long gone, the format (and hair gel) has lived on in multiple international territories like Poland and Spain. READ MORE

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  7. Death-Defying Ratings: How Daredevils Are Making a Big TV Comeback

    9:00 am PDT 04/03/2014
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    The pursuit for live television is getting more dangerous -- but after 13 million tuned in to see tightrope walker Nik Wallenda saunter over the Grand Canyon, advertisers are willing to take the risk. READ MORE

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  8. 6 Secrets to the Perfect Reality Pitch

    9:00 am PDT 04/03/2014
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    ITV's Paul Buccieri shares his trade secrets for a successful sale. READ MORE

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  9. Naked Everything: Cable Nets Strip Down for Reality's Latest Trend

    9:00 am PDT 04/03/2014
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    Clothing is not encouraged as the success of "Naked and Afraid" sparks a new wave of nude programming. READ MORE

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  10. MIPTV: Israeli's Keshet Does Real-Time Investing With 'Elevator Pitch' (Exclusive)

    11:57 pm PDT 04/01/2014
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    UPDATE: The new format from the producers of "Rising Star" comes as Israeli competitor Reshet started production on its own interactive entrepreneurial reality show. READ MORE

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  11. MIPTV: GloboSat Gets Brazilian Version of 'The Taste'

    2:25 am PDT 03/24/2014
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    The cooking show competition, which airs on ABC in the U.S., has sold to more than 80 territories worldwide. READ MORE

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  12. 'I'm a Celebrity' Format Sells to Netherlands

    2:54 am PST 03/05/2014
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    ITV's celebs-in-danger show, a huge hit in the U.K. and Germany, will launch this spring on RTL5 in the Netherlands. READ MORE

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  13. ITV Picks Up Danish Format Group United

    4:01 am PST 02/28/2014
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    The U.K. TV giant has snatched up several indie production companies recently, including “Teen Wolf” producer DiGa Vision and Gurney Productions, who produce “Duck Dynasty.” READ MORE

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  14. 'Battle of the Network Stars': Inside TV's First Reality Competition

    9:00 am PDT 04/05/2013
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    David Letterman in a kayak? Yes, it really happened on ABC's long-running series of specials, which not only drew the hottest TV stars of the 1970s and '80s but also reigned in the ratings. READ MORE

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  15. The New Reality Deal: TV Execs Take a Piece of Stars' Side Jobs

    5:00 am PDT 04/05/2013
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    With "Duck Dynasty" and "Pawn Stars" cast members reaping the six-figure benefits of the fame, NBCUniversal's Beth Roberts says its only fair that networks see a share: "This is a time-honored business practice." READ MORE

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  16. Ryan Lochte: I Want to Be the Next Kim Kardashian

    10:00 am PDT 04/03/2013
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    Inside the swimmer's plan to go from Olympic champion to reality TV star: "When I walk down the street, people recognize me, and that never happened before," he tells THR. "Now's my chance." READ MORE

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  17. FremantleMedia's Thom Beers on 'Idol' Judge Payroll, Salary-Negotiation Strategy and Viagra (Q&A)

    9:00 am PDT 04/03/2013
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    The company's North American CEO tells THR why star demands have likely sunk "Storage Wars": "Everybody's got their hands out. … It's not sustainable, and it may very well disappear." READ MORE

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  18. The Hollywood Reporter Unveils 2013 Reality Heat List

    9:00 am PDT 04/03/2013
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    From "The Voice" to "Duck Dynasty," THR ranks 25 unscripted series, dealmakers, and characters driving real money, ratings and the pop culture conversation. READ MORE

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  19. 'Real Husbands of Hollywood' Talk Deals, Larry David and Whether Their Show Is Real (Video)

    9:00 am PDT 04/03/2013
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    Kevin Hart, J.B. Smoove and the other stars of the BET hit share secrets of their show during THR's reality issue photo shoot. READ MORE

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  20. Thom Beers on Bulls, Ratings Bonanzas and Reality Guilty Pleasures (Video)

    9:00 am PDT 04/03/2013
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    The "Deadliest Catch" producer tells THR that "National Geographic" inspired him as a boy and why he loves "Tabatha Takes Over." READ MORE

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