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MTV renews more of the same

by Brad Trechak, posted Jan 27th 2009 12:06PM
MTVMTV has renewed The City (a spin-off of The Hills) and Daddy's Girls ( a spin-off of Run's House). It also greenlit Teen Cribs, whose January special doubled their ratings.

I could go off on another rant about how MTV has long stopped being about music and has since become more like Media-Whore Television, but it seems redundant at this stage.

As someone who mostly watches scripted television either in the comedy or sci-fi genres, I'm wondering what the appeal of these shows are. I can only guess there is some degree of schadenfreude to watching these rich, attention-seeking fools make jackasses of themselves.

I do blame MTV for the reality show genre since they pioneered it with The Real World. It's become such a subculture that it has even spawned classes. But I can't blame them for the type of reality show they promote nowadays because they're just trying to appeal to their key demographic, the "I-want-it-all-and-I-want-it-now" generation

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