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  • Today's News: Our Take - Whodunnit? Lives in Limbo: Why It Needs a Second Season

  • [WARNING: The following story reveals The Killer's identity on Whodunnit? Read at your own risk.]Whodunnit? wrapped up its first season Sunday night and we miss it already. Unfortunately, it hasn't received a Scared or Spared card yet from ABC. The ...
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  • [WARNING: The following story reveals The Killer's identity on Whodunnit? Read at your own risk.]Whodunnit? wrapped up its first season Sunday night and we miss it already. Unfortunately, it hasn't received a Scared or Spared card yet from ABC. The silly murder mystery reality show - in which 13 contestants must find a killer among them while getting murdered (but not really!) one by one and being guided by Giles the butler (Gildart Jackson) - has averaged a mere 3.2 million viewers and a 1.0 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. But if ABC knows whats good for them, we'd get invited back to Rue Manor every summer. Fall TV: Hot scoop on 40 returning shows!Here are nine reasons why Whodunnit? needs to be renewed:1. It knows what it is.Creator Anthony Zuiker (CSI) has prided himself on the show being what he says is a new genre called "reality fiction" - which, let's face it, is what all reality series are anyway. Every reality show is contrived to some extent even if the interactions between contestants are unscripted: They're all acting and reacting to the situations their respective shows have put them in (or in The Hills' case, faking it altogether). Whodunnit? shamelessly and proudly embraces this with a nudge and a wink. It's completely outrageous, campy, absurd - and just downright fun. Because no matter how you slice it, there is something amusingly addictive and enjoyable about a reality show that's not real at all.2. The people who do think it's real.There are, however, a bunch of viewers who did not get the memo that the Rue Manor guests are merely playing a game. The over-the-top deaths have been so realistic (in some cases more than others) that people have been hilariously freaking out that a reality show would actually kill contestants. RIP, common sense.
    Am I the only person wondering how there is a dead person on this reality show? #whodunnit- Amy Springer (@amyespringer) June 24, 2013
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    okay i was watching that whodunnit show and omg this guy was set on fire and died and it's a reality show is that even legal?- ??grayson (@graysondunst) June 24, 2013
    Wtf do they really kill people on that show? I'd be scared for my life! #whodunnit- anhi. (@AnahiJulissa) July 1, 2013
    WTF!!! #whodunnit IM LEGIT SCARED NOW!!! Is this real or not!?!? I never wanna play on a tv show now- obsessed_oncer (@debbie1479) July 1, 2013
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