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News brief: CW cancels Famous in 12 on-air

US broadcast network has cancelled its TMZ reality series Famous in 12, relaying the news to the family its stars while on-air.

The show, from Renegade 83 and Harvey Levin Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television and Telepictures, aimed to make a normal Californian family famous by waging a social media “fame campaign” to make stars of its subjects while they went about life in LA.

However, it has been dumped after five episodes, with the most recent taking a tiny audience of about 500,000.