Hollywood Writers Are Suing Fox And Producer Of Seven Reality Shows

August 25, 2005-- Posted at 2:50 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP)_  How much reality is in reality tv shows?

According to Hollywood writers, not as much as you would think.

The writers have filed suit against Fox and the producer of seven of its reality shows, including "Joe Millionaire." They contend the network violates California's labor laws, which cover wages, overtime and meal breaks.

It's the second such lawsuit filed with the help of the Writers Guild of America. The Guild is trying to pressure producers to agree to an industry-wide contract with people who write the supposedly unscripted shows.

The lawsuit is seeking class action status.

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