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Americans on the go in ABC reality series

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ABC is going abroad for its next reality series. The network has ordered a new unscripted show from the producer of ‘‘Hell’s Kitchen’’ in which Americans go to a foreign country to compete in challenges.

The project has been circulating the creative community under the title ‘‘Big in Japan.’’

The title might change because producers are considering several different countries, including Japan. The network has given the show a series order for an unspecified number of episodes.

The series will mix reality and game show elements as contestants adapt to another culture while competing
The project is from executive producer Arthur Smith of A. Smith & Co. (‘‘The Swan,’’ ‘‘Kitchen Nightmares’’).

News broke this month that NBC is developing ‘‘I Can Do That,’’ a competition series that also involves contestants traveling and competing in challenges. ‘‘I Can Do That,’’ however, plans to confine itself to the United States.


The Hollywood Reporter

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Thomas, when will it all end? Has America not shunned these TERRIBLE shows enough?

This is not to say I hate the whole genre. I think some are not so bad. Shows like Project Runway, although a little trite and silly, the contestants are actually making stuff based on their talents. I am referring to these reality shows that use "reality" as a basis for delivering contrived, scripted, and downright offensive to the American brain inter-personal drama.

Make it stop Thomas, make it stop.

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