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USA, TNT and AMC Developing Reality Shows

Basic cable networks USA, TNT and AMC will soon do the unthinnkable - make the leap to reality television. In the coming months, the three networks are planning to air a slew of reality series, reported Los Angeles Times. Even though USA, TNT and AMC have popular scripted shows, such as "Burn Notice," "The Closer," and "The Walking Dead" respecitively,  reality television's potentional for high ratings and low production costs are very enticing, especially given the success of Bravo's "Real Housewives" series and MTV's "Jersey Shore."

In fact, having well-known scripted content has helped these three networks because they have a built-in audience. By diving into realuty, they now risk, however, possibly altering their network identities and, as a result, alienating their audience. "Getting into reality will be tricky," Francois Lee, a media analyst, told the Times. "If they do it smartly and give it the best chance to succeed, it can reap great rewards from a viewership standpoint. It won't be easy, but it's a good move."
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