Links Roundup for 26 September 2011

Here’s a roundup of stories about non-scripted programming that might be of interest to fans:

  • Well-known convention organizers Creation are launching a new reality show titled Fan Addicts whose executive producers include William Shatner. The pilot will use footage from the New Jersey Star Trek convention that took place in June 2011 and future episodes will use content from other Creation cons focusing on fandoms including Supernatural and Twilight. No network pick-up has yet been announced.
  • With any luck the new series will not equate obsessiveness with bad behavior in an effort to attract controversy (and viewers). This article on About.com discusses hostile and threatening behavior being committed by some fans of the US show Big Brother. The author notes that “Of course not all dedicated fans of the show…are reacting this way – it’s a small but very vocal minority who are doing this,” but the usual, more positive interactions among the majority of fans is not what gets documented.

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