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Bod Dylan, Pearl Jam, and Snooki all walk into bar … if this scenario already sounds like the start of a terrible joke, chances are, it wouldn’t make a better TV network either. That’s a shame for fans of MTV’s once music-oriented programming strategy, a station that today is a hub for reality television. Don’t get me wrong. I love the “Real World”—all 27 seasons so far. But why is it that the cable channel has diverted from its former popular format? YouTube sketch comedian Brian Firenzi A network executive explains:

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