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Bravo and E! networks take the plunge into scripted TV programming
Bravo and E! networks take the plunge into scripted TV programming

Two of TV's biggest reality stars are breaking into acting. Bravo and E! network, which have established themselves as reality kingpins with franchises such as "Real Housewives" and the Kardashians between them, are taking a moment to find out what happens when they stop being real and start adding scripted programming to their lineup. After years of sustaining themselves on the cheap-to-produce but profitable reality genre, the NBCUniversal-owned cable networks are now poised to mingle at the scripted cable party. They'll be competing with the likes of TNT, USA and AMC in a bid to widen their brand and attract more eyeballs. But finding elbow room at the already...

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