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Syfy Picks Up a Dystopian Survivor-Meets-Big Brother Knockoff

Are American reality TV producers finally running out of sense-making ideas? Yesterday we learned that ABC picked up a Dutch-inspired celebrity diving show, and today Deadline reports that Syfy's bought a Chilean concept called Opposite Worlds. Twenty contestants face off in weekly challenges to see who gets to live in the grueling Past (a.k.a. the Big Brother Have Not room) and who upgrades to the shiny push-of-a-button Future (where the lucky Haves live). Basically, it's Survivor with a dash of Big Brother and a sci-fi flare.