Reality TV Reruns: Don't Vote Them Off
In the decade since Survivor set off a TV revolution leading to the birth of Boy Meets Boy, Scott Baio Is 45 and Single, Dog the Bounty Hunter, and some 400 other reality shows, the genre has operated on a straightforward business model: Make shows with production costs low enough to compensate for their lack of earning potential in reruns. Producing a reality show costs about one-third of what a successful scripted show costs.
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