CNN responds to report that it’s looking for reality-show ideas

The New York Post reported “exclusively” this morning that CNN “has started seeking out reality-show ideas” and that “in a series of conference calls, the network has been soliciting ideas from the same producers who supply reality shows to channels like Bravo, Discovery and History.”

Here’s what CNN says about that:

CNN, which recently announced the hiring of Anthony Bourdain as a contributor, is continuing to explore other nonfiction original series for the weekend. We routinely pursue new talent and programming concepts within the news category and often shoot pilots for any number of our networks.

* CNN to promote nonfiction TV, not reality TV (
* Late night and reality shows in the works at CNN (