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Naked reality TV: Discovery's TLC to air pilot on nudist house hunters

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Discovery Communications is launching yet another reality show centered around naked people. Discovery announced Friday it will premiere a two-hour special called "Buying Naked" on its TLC channel on Nov. 20. The show is what's known as a backdoor pilot, with the possibility of extending the special into a reality series, focusing on nudists purchasing real estate.

The "Buying Naked" special follows two nudist couples as they search for their dream homes in Pasco County, Fla., according to Deadline on Friday, Nov. 15. TLC explains it's not always as easy for buyers who prefer to live naked to find an appropriate home.

Sharp corners and cramped kitchens can actually cause injury to home inhabitants who prefer to live au naturel. The special features real estate agent Jackie Youngblood, who is touted as an expert in locating prime real estate for a clothing-optional clientele.

The show was filmed in Pasco County because it's said to be home to one of the world's largest nudist communities. Even though the latest naked special follows Discovery's formula for its backdoor-pilot strategy, it's unclear whether there's enough material for an entire reality series centered on naked house hunters.

However, observers say Discovery may be eyeing a broader series focusing on the hidden nudist community in general. TLC already has hidden-community type shows that allow viewers a peek inside, including ones about the Amish and FLDS communities.

And Discovery also seems to have a penchant for all things naked, airing "Naked And Afraid" and "Naked Castaway". The former follows a man and woman who must survive in the wilderness for three weeks.

The latter show featured former British Army captain Ed Stafford, as he was plunked onto an uninhabited tropical Pacific island for two months without food, equipment or clothing.

Sounds like an awful lot of pixelation!

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