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Bruce Mitchell Nash (born August 14, 1947) is an American reality television producer.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
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Nash first entered reality TV with Before They Were Stars . His credits include the Sci Fi Channel series Who Wants to Be a Superhero? with Stan Lee; World's Most Amazing Videos for NBC and Spike TV; Most Shocking as well as Most Daring for Court TV/truTV; Amazing Sports Stories for Fox Sports Net, which garnered four Sports Emmy nominations; Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories for CBS, NBC's For Love or Money ; Who Wants To Marry My Dad?, ABC Family's 2003 version of Dance Fever with Merv Griffin Entertainment and Bob Bain Productions, and Meet My Folks . He is also the creator of Modern Marvels .
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Who Wants To Marry My Dad was a NBC-produced reality show that aired in the summer of 2003 and 2004. The point of the show was to have the children pick out a new bride for their father to propose to and marry. The show was a modest hit in ratings and returned for season two in 2004. The show was cancelled soon after ratings decreased compared to season one.
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Bruce Nash on the set of "Dance Fever," July 1, 2003
8. How do you get your reality show idea on the air? It's nearly impossible, says Bruce Nash of Nash Entertainment, producers of summer series Outback Jack, For Love or Money and Who Wants to Marry My Dad.
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