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MTV Plans Reality Show for Teenage Newspaper Nerds


Well, this just warms the cockles of my teenage-journalism-nerd heart. MTV is filming a documentary series about a high school newspaper that will air early next year.

The series is set at Cypress Bay High School in Florida, behind the scenes of the award-winning newspaper The Circuit. MTV is filming eight episodes, and lest you non-nerdy types wonder how there will possibly be enough drama to fill eight episodes, I can assure you that high school newspapers have plenty of backstabbing, catfighting and bad-decision-making to go around. Or maybe that was just my high school paper.

Interesting tidbit: MTV is shying away from calling this a "reality series," because they insist they didn't set anything up — they found this group of kids and are filming as-is (though the network did post a casting notice last year). Instead they're calling it a "docu-series." Apparently, we've reached the point where reality TV is officially classified as not real.

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