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CBS and ABC vie for driver’s seat in stunt-car reality show rivalry

Both CBS and ABC are producing reality shows based on extreme car driving feats. Each show features cars and their drivers racing through challenging obstacle courses, but there may be room for the two shows to distinguish themselves from one another. ABC's Crash Course will reportedly focus on the drivers and passengers themselves while advance press for CBS' Thunder Road seems to focus on the challenges posed by the race. Both series are being compared to another obstacle course-oriented reality show, ABC's summer hit Wipeout.
March 2, 2009

Both CBS and ABC are producing reality shows based on extreme car driving feats. Each show features cars and their drivers racing through challenging obstacle courses, but there may be room for the two shows to distinguish themselves from one another. ABC’s Crash Course will reportedly focus on the drivers and passengers themselves while advance press for CBS’ Thunder Road seems to focus on the challenges posed by the race. Both series are being compared to another obstacle course-oriented reality show, ABC’s summer hit Wipeout.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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