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MTV brings back The Hills for new beginnings

MTV is bringing back its hit reality series The Hills after a near decade gap since its last episode. The Hills: New Beginnings will reunite original cast members, alongside their children and friends, and follow their personal and professional lives in Los Angeles. There will also be new faces joining the cast, with the new season set to […]

Jersey Shore comeback hits ratings high

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation is the latest show bringing back the Shore franchise, and it opened with strong ratings for its premier last Thursday. After a five-year break, the latest edition brought in an average of 2.5 million viewers for MTV. This pulled a 1.5 rating among the 18-49 demographic. While this is not unprecedented […]

MTV returns to Jersey Shore

After six years, MTV is bringing back the latest installment of Jersey Shore with its original cast. The latest series, Jersey Shore Family Vacation, is set to premiere in 2018. The series initially ran from 2009 to 2012 on US cable channel MTV, and sold well internationally. Family Vacation will star original housemates Nicole ‘Snooki’ […]

MTV reboots Shore franchise with Floribama

MTV is set to launch the latest chapter of the Shore franchise, Floribama Shore, which joins popular predecessors Jersey Shore and Geordie Shore in November. The eight-episode series will debut on November 27 in the US and internationally in December. It will be executive produced by Jersey Shore creator Sallyann Salsano. Set in the Florida Panhandle […]

Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart host Dinner Party

Rapper Snoop Dogg and homemaking expert Martha Stewart are joining forces for Martha & Snoop’s Dinner Party, a new reality show for the VH1 US cable net. The format has Snoop and Stewart teaming to throw a dinner party to which they invite their celebrity friends. It is being produced by Jersey Shore prodco 495 […]

MTV expands Shore line with Euro/Lat Am series

MTV International is creating a European-Latin American version of its Shore reality franchise. Ibiza Shore represents the first coproduction between MTV Latin America and MTV South Europe. Italian-Spanish producer Magnolia TV is lead prodco. The show will include characters from Spain’s Gandia Shore and Mexico’s Acapulco Shore, new plus new arrivals from Italy and Brazil. […]

FremantleMedia takes 75% of Jersey Shore’s 495

FremantleMedia has acquired a 75% stake in Jersey Shore producer 495 Productions. The deal hands the production and distribution giant the option to acquire the remaining 495 shares in the future. Founded in 2006 by SallyAnn Salsana, 495 is best known for creating reality hit Jersey Shore (pictured) for MTV, which was the network’s highest […]

A&E poaches VH1’s Tatro for key programming role

Duck Dynasty broadcaster A&E has poached Shelly Tatro from music net VH1 to become its senior VP, unscripted development and programming. Tatro joins the US cable channel after 12 years with Viacom-owned VH1, during which time she developed and oversaw shows including Mob Wives and Black Ink Crew. She also aided development on Jersey Shore, […]

Reality round the clock

NBC’s large scale live event gameshow Million Second Quiz has ended after nearly 12 days of continuous competition and handing out the biggest prize in network history. But what does the show say about the future of the future of primetime reality shows? Jesse Whittock reports. Stephen Lambert’s London-based development team first conceived NBC’s Million […]

Comment: How social media is influencing reality development

Love it or hate it, reality TV has firmly cemented its place within pop culture, becoming a firm favourite with audiences and content creators around the world – spanning all ages and demographics. In the UK, whether it’s Geordie Shore, Big Brother or Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, reality has proved to be one of the […]