Kid Nation by Monty Brinton/CBS Kid Nation by Monty Brinton/CBS

CBS' fall reality series Kid Nation continues to have a shadow over it, as the attorney general in New Mexico, where the show was taped, reviews complaints raised by at least one tyke's parent and the question of whether state child-labor laws were exploited. In a statement cited by Variety, CBS maintains that Kid Nation - in which unsupervised rugrats are let loose in a ghost town - "was filmed responsibly and within all applicable laws... at the time of the production." ("At the time" being the key phrase, as New Mexico has since modified the number of hours a minor can work in such a production.) The legal hiccup does not yet seem a threat to Kid Nation's Sept. 19 premiere.