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MTV adding 3 new fall shows

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MTV is looking for someone to star in its next reality show. The catch is that person will have to take part in another reality show along the way.

That’s the premise of a new series called “The Reality Show,” coming this fall. It will look for someone to become the centerpiece of a new unscripted MTV series by first putting them through a competition-style unscripted show.

Andy Dick (“The Assistant”) and other comics are on tap to appear during the series.

The cable network also has added two other new shows: an MTV UK import called “Bad Dads, Phat Mums” and a dating show called “Parental Control.”

“Bad Dads, Phat Mums” challenges fans to direct a shot-for-shot re-creation of their favorite music videos – with their mom or dad as the star.

“Parental Control” is a dating show in which parents who don’t like their children’s current significant other set them up on dates with other candidates. The kid has the final say as to whom he or she continues to see.

‘Cut’ cut from Thursday

“The Cut,” a reality drama hosted by fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger, is leaving its 8 p.m. Thursday home on CBS after a quick flameout on the important night.

Starting July 6, “The Cut” will move to Wednesdays at 8 p.m., while “Big Brother 6” will take the Thursday 8 p.m. slot beginning the following night.

In its first airing, “The Cut” averaged only 6.6 million viewers. Last week, the show suffered a 14 percent ratings decline among adults 18 to 49.

Over the winter, CBS tried to put “Wickedly Perfect,” a domestic diva reality show,” in the Thursday slot – where “Survivor” airs when it’s in session – and had to move it after only three airings,

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