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Reality TV takes on the recession

The New York Times takes a look at recession-era reality as seen in WEtv's Downsized and Lifetime's Fairy Jobmother. While Studio Lambert's Fairy Jobmother follows a Supernanny format, Pie Town Productions' Downsized delves deep into a real family struggling with lost jobs, low pay and sacrifices.
November 8, 2010

The New York Times takes a look at recession-era reality as seen in WEtv’s Downsized, from Pie Town Productions, and Lifetime’s Fairy Jobmother, from Studio Lambert.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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