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Nine fake unscripted series within real scripted showsBy Kenny HerzogSpecial to MSN TVSometimes, watching reality series can be torture. Which, granted, is preferable to appearing on one for a massive prize, only to discover you may actually be tortured, disappear or die on the spot. Such is the ostensible premise for NBC's new scripted thriller "Siberia." The show premieres July 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and centers on a "Survivor"-esque competition, held in the mysterious Siberian region of Tunguska, that goes terribly awry. While skewing dramatic, the Peacock Network's latest experiment isn't the first of its kind. Over the past several years alone, and including "Siberia," there have been no less than eight examples of scripted series sending up their rival genre by creating fake reality franchises. So from "MILF Island" to "The Undiscovered Country," here are our favorite, totally fictional reality worlds within other shows' already alternate reality. Bing: 'Siberia'Will you watch "Siberia"? Find MSN TV on Facebook and Twitter."Siberia" premieres Monday, July 1, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.(NBC)
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