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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. '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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. '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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  12. 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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  13. '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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. '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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  19. 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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  20. THR's Reality Heat List: Sean Lowe, Kim Kardashian and Others Who Sizzle

    8:59 am PDT 04/03/2013
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    Forget televised competitions. The real showdown is among the stars and execs scrambling to make their unscripted series stand out in an increasingly competitive landscape as THR ranks the programs, dealmakers and characters driving real money, ratings and the pop-culture conversation. READ MORE

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