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NATPE Preview: Conference Putting Unscripted TV in the Spotlight

Front-loading its first day for the first time with unscripted programming (and pitch meetings!), the U.S. TV conference seeks to attract more buyers to a struggling global marketplace.

‘Giant Ponzi Scheme’: Are Reality TV Companies Worth Hundreds of Millions of Dollars?

"They're buying really expensive employment agreements and cash flow," says one top network executive.

Bravo Developing Morgan Spurlock, Thom Beers Projects; Orders Real-Time Dating Series

In addition to its first scripted offerings, the NBCUniversal-owned cable network's slate features a slew of unscripted fare, including two new "Real Housewives" spinoffs starring Caroline Manzo and…

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

The "Deadliest Catch" producer tells THR that "National Geographic" inspired him as a boy and why he loves "Tabatha Takes Over."

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

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."

Discovery Reveals ‘Deadliest Catch’ Season 9 Details (Exclusive)

The Hollywood Reporter also has an exclusive clip from the premiere episode.