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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Dutch Authorities Consider Plans Of Proposed "Big Brother" Spinoffs

John de Mol's new television station Talpa is pushing the envelope in the Netherlands, and the government is pushing back. Some government officials are horrified that de Mol's proposed "Big Brother" spinoffs include pilots for shows in which a woman would give birth, and another couple would choose a sperm donor. Physicians, lawyers, and other experts are at odds over the legal and medical pros and cons of both shows. Still other of de Mol's ideas: a "matchmaker" show, and a show in which former prostitutes open a cafe. Read more here and here.

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