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The crowd at Dearborn, Michigan's International Arab Festival, July 2006

The ethnic reality show phenomenon continues, this time with Muslims. The Hollywood Reporter and other entertainment trade publications are reporting on the planned November debut of a show called "All-American Muslim," which will follow five families in Dearborn, Michigan, a large and long-established Middle Eastern immigrant enclave.

From today's Reporter piece:

According to the press release, the docusoap "offers an intimate look at their customs and celebrations, as well as the misconceptions, conflicts and differences they face outside—and within—their own community."

Amy Winter, TLC general manager, called All-American Muslim "a perfect fit" for the network. "Through these families and their diverse experiences, we will explore how they blend their values and traditions with everyday life in America, providing insight into their culture with care and compassion," Winter said in a statement.