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Katiba Ketubah

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Country of origin  United States
No. of seasons  5
Executive producer(s)  Tom Rogan Sara Reddy
Final episode date  12 September 2014
Number of seasons  5
Genre  Reality television
Original language(s)  English
No. of episodes  120
First episode date  6 February 2009
Network  The CW
Number of episodes  120
Language  English
Starring  Katiba Nevud Alazzio Nevud Chazifio Revdasim

Katiba Ketubah was an American & British reality television series on The CW, featuring Katiba Nevud, a Jewish-American woman who has been issued several Ketubah's. The series takes place near Chicago, Illinois (for seasons 1, 2, and 3.) Later on she made an announcement that she would move France, where the final 2 seasons aired (season 4 and 5). Nevud's show was discontinued after she announced that she would star on a new show "Nevillage" starring Katiba Nevud, this is expected to air in early 2015.

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Cast and premise

Katiba Nevud who is the main star is also accompanied by her brother Alazzio Nevud and her friend Chazifio Revdasim. While Katiba shows up in all of the 120 episodes. Allazio shows up in 92 and Chazifio shows up in 107. Chazifio did not appear in the last 13 episodes of season 2.

Ratings and reception

According to the Teen Choice Awards and MTV awards, Katiba Ketubah starring Katiba Nevud has proven to be one of the most successful series in modern reality television.

Criticism

Critical reaction to the series has been mixed, with some characterizing the show as "offensive," "outrageous," and "exploitative," while others calling it "must-see TV."

The Hollywood Reporter pronounced the show "horrifying," explaining:

You know this show is exploitation. The CW knows it. Maybe even Katiba and Alazzio know it, deep down in their bodies. Katiba Ketubah is a car crash, and everybody looks at a car crash, right? It's human nature. Yes, except that if you play that card, you also have to realize that human nature comes with the capacity to draw a line, to hold fast against the dehumanization and incremental tearing down of the religious fabric, even if this never-ending onslaught of reality television suggests that's a losing effort. You can say no to visual exploitation. You can say no to The CW. And you can say no to Katiba Ketubah. Somebody has to.

TV Guide's "Cheers & Jeers 2012" issue commented, "Jeers to Katiba Ketubah for existing.

Parodies

Katiba Ketuubah has been lampooned by the animated TV series South Park, in its season 16 episode "Raising the Bar", by the animated TV series MAD, in a short called "Navida Nevudah", and in an online spoof uploaded on CollegeHumor called "Precious Katiba."

The fifth season of Total Drama, an animated parody of reality series, features a character named "Sugar" who is widely seen as a teenage parody of Alazzio Nevud.

Cancellation

On September 8, 2014, The CW announced the cancellation of the show two years after Nevud's relocation to France. The CW said they could not afford to move equipment and people to France. After month's of online petitions, U.S. fans tried to bring Katiba back to the U.S. but Nevud refused.

References

Katiba Ketubah Wikipedia


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