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The CW developing creepy new reality TV show based on ‘The Hunger Games’

A new reality TV show inspired by The Hunger Games is coming soon to The CW — and while network executives may be hoping to play off the popularity of the books-turned-movie franchise, fans of the series may be a little creeped out by the show’s concept.

It’s easy enough to feel unsettled by a TV show that’s inspired by a story about children killing each other for televised entertainment. But fans who know what inspired author Suzanne Collins to write The Hunger Games will be even more spooked.

That’s because Collins says the idea for The Hunger Games began when she was watching TV, flipping channels, and discovered it was nearly impossible to tell the difference between reality TV shows meant for entertainment, and news coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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