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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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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