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(The Atlantic Wire)   Well, you pretty much knew THIS was inevtiable: A "Hunger Games"-inspired "reality show" is coming to the CW this fall   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 55
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2012-12-13 11:18:41 AM
May the odds not be ever in its favor.....
 
2012-12-13 11:21:39 AM
Hey, it only took a year or two after The Truman Show for Big Brother to come out.
 
2012-12-13 11:32:41 AM
You know, if this show could feature actual fatalities and we could forcibly draft the casts of other reality shows to appear on it, this might be a great boon to society. I mean a death match between the "jersey shore" kids and say, "Honey Boo-boo" would be a true win-win situation
 
2012-12-13 11:59:59 AM
FTFA: In an attempt to capitalize on The Hunger Games, which is a nonfiction series about Darfur

lolwut? Has the author even read the synopsis of the book or seen the movie trailers?
 
2012-12-13 12:00:15 PM
Next in the lineup:

www.untoldentertainment.com

/hot like 'bating
 
2012-12-13 12:00:39 PM

Magorn: You know, if this show could feature actual fatalities and we could forcibly draft the casts of other reality shows to appear on it, this might be a great boon to society. I mean a death match between the "jersey shore" kids and say, "Honey Boo-boo" would be a true win-win situation


Meh. Rednecks know how to shoot. It'd be over quickly.
 
2012-12-13 12:04:46 PM
As long as we're invoking fiction to be our reality TV show guides, can I have a faithful English adaption of Run for The Money Tousouchuu? Link

Or I'd take Fort Boyard/The Crystal Maze...


or The Chase...
 
2012-12-13 12:07:10 PM
Next up: The Long Walk
 
2012-12-13 12:07:16 PM

TheZorker: As long as we're invoking fiction to be our reality TV show guides, can I have a faithful English adaption of Run for The Money Tousouchuu? Link

Or I'd take Fort Boyard/The Crystal Maze...


or The Chase...


Wait, I thought Crystal Maze WAS made into a game show.
 
2012-12-13 12:09:40 PM

dittybopper: Magorn: You know, if this show could feature actual fatalities and we could forcibly draft the casts of other reality shows to appear on it, this might be a great boon to society. I mean a death match between the "jersey shore" kids and say, "Honey Boo-boo" would be a true win-win situation

Meh. Rednecks know how to shoot. It'd be over quickly.


But Guidos are like roid rage zombies with less weaknesses, because head shots are ineffective.
 
2012-12-13 12:12:56 PM

TommyJReed: dittybopper: Magorn: You know, if this show could feature actual fatalities and we could forcibly draft the casts of other reality shows to appear on it, this might be a great boon to society. I mean a death match between the "jersey shore" kids and say, "Honey Boo-boo" would be a true win-win situation

Meh. Rednecks know how to shoot. It'd be over quickly.

But Guidos are like roid rage zombies with less weaknesses, because head shots are ineffective.


Oh, I don't know. Looks like a headshot would be effective against this GUIDO:

www.destinationhollywood.com

/Actually an EECOM, but who cares?
 
2012-12-13 12:17:19 PM

KingKauff: Next up: The Long Walk


How about Running Man. I've been amazed over the last few years of what people are willing to do for a few minutes of attention and a chance to win a few dollars. Bet we could get people screaming for the chance to be the next victim
 
2012-12-13 12:17:29 PM
Sounds like a fancied up Mantracker.
 
2012-12-13 12:19:57 PM
Meal or no meal?
 
2012-12-13 12:27:41 PM
If its actual live-fire, I'm with everybody else that's totally ok with it. Can we have guest appearances from the duck dynasty family? I keep imagining Si stalking one group chosen at random, and the torturing them with long winded, nonsensical stories about his time in 'Nam. They have to go through a quiz segment at the end to enjoy the sweet release of death afterwards.
 
2012-12-13 12:27:43 PM

fredklein: Next in the lineup:

[www.untoldentertainment.com image 590x318]

/hot like 'bating


Already there:

si0.twimg.com

Someone's going to pitch big bucks in Stephen King's direction and finally make "The Running Man".

/bring back "The Mole" with Anderson Cooper!
 
2012-12-13 12:29:41 PM

dittybopper: Magorn: You know, if this show could feature actual fatalities and we could forcibly draft the casts of other reality shows to appear on it, this might be a great boon to society. I mean a death match between the "jersey shore" kids and say, "Honey Boo-boo" would be a true win-win situation

Meh. Rednecks know how to shoot. It'd be over quickly.


Frowns on your shenanigans:

www.sfmuseum.net
 
2012-12-13 12:30:15 PM

KingKauff: Next up: The Long Walk


They could probably get away with a long distance, last man standing, endurance hike contest like in TLW, without, of course, shooting the losers. It would be like a new version of dance marathons, and good luck getting insurance to pull that off. Plus, who would want to tune in day after day to watch a bunch of people just *walking*? I could watch Lord Of The Rings if I wanted to watch that.
 
2012-12-13 12:35:52 PM
yeah, and recently I saw a preview for some zombie themed twilight knockoff, too.
 
2012-12-13 12:37:13 PM
Forget the guns! Swords, knives, hatchets! Not really fair to the rednecks then. I know, let's draft people from poltical parties and have that instead of voting! Mitch "the Turtle" McConnell vs Harry "the Gambler" Reid! John "the Crying Man" Boehner vs Nancy "the Harpy" Pelosi!

Oh, the fun!
 
2012-12-13 12:41:31 PM

Spindle: KingKauff: Next up: The Long Walk

They could probably get away with a long distance, last man standing, endurance hike contest like in TLW, without, of course, shooting the losers. It would be like a new version of dance marathons, and good luck getting insurance to pull that off. Plus, who would want to tune in day after day to watch a bunch of people just *walking*? I could watch Lord Of The Rings if I wanted to watch that.


You'd need challenges along the way for food, water or rest rewards. You could still shoot the losers with tranquilizers or tasers. But that is still not enough for ratings. The losers will serve one year in prison and the winners get a million plus % profits from the show.
 
2012-12-13 12:42:08 PM

inglixthemad: Forget the guns! Swords, knives, hatchets! Not really fair to the rednecks then. I know, let's draft people from poltical parties and have that instead of voting! Mitch "the Turtle" McConnell vs Harry "the Gambler" Reid! John "the Crying Man" Boehner vs Nancy "the Harpy" Pelosi!

Oh, the fun!


Now THAT has some potential: I mean Harry Reid used to be a semi-pro boxer and McConnell has his mutant turtle/human hybrid powers...now the Pelosi -Bohener undercard? Maybe not so much. Nancy's proven to be unstoppable when it comes to deflating Boehners
 
2012-12-13 12:45:48 PM
Even my 11 year old knew that Hunger Games is a mash up of The Lottery and Lord of the Flies. According to him, the Gregor series was better (if I got that right).
Let's just cut the fantasy and film guys walking around killing people Man bites Dog style. The ratings would be spectacular and they could sell tampons and cheetos to everyone.
 
2012-12-13 01:01:35 PM
alert me when the make the porn parody...
 
2012-12-13 01:08:43 PM

Magorn: You know, if this show could feature actual fatalities and we could forcibly draft the casts of other reality shows to appear on it, this might be a great boon to society. I mean a death match between the "jersey shore" kids and say, "Honey Boo-boo" would be a true win-win situation


That would indeed be awesome even with a mental picture of honey boo boo tearing out the situation's throat with her teeth before getting eaten by that snooki creature.
 
2012-12-13 01:16:26 PM

OtherLittleGuy: dittybopper: Magorn: You know, if this show could feature actual fatalities and we could forcibly draft the casts of other reality shows to appear on it, this might be a great boon to society. I mean a death match between the "jersey shore" kids and say, "Honey Boo-boo" would be a true win-win situation

Meh. Rednecks know how to shoot. It'd be over quickly.

Frowns on your shenanigans:

[www.sfmuseum.net image 324x408]


"Rednecks" exist everywhere there are poor rural folk. It's not just a Southern phenomenon.
 
2012-12-13 01:16:58 PM

rjakobi: TheZorker: As long as we're invoking fiction to be our reality TV show guides, can I have a faithful English adaption of Run for The Money Tousouchuu? Link

Or I'd take Fort Boyard/The Crystal Maze...


or The Chase...

Wait, I thought Crystal Maze WAS made into a game show.


Granted. I want an American Version. Or a new British version that gets leaked onto video sites, I'm not picky. Here's Series 4 Children's Special

Cheron: KingKauff: Next up: The Long Walk

How about Running Man. I've been amazed over the last few years of what people are willing to do for a few minutes of attention and a chance to win a few dollars. Bet we could get people screaming for the chance to be the next victim



Been done. Take your pick between Britain's "Wanted (wikipedia link) and Run For Money TouSouChuu (linked above) for Cross Country vs Men In Black Hard running prize games.
 
2012-12-13 01:18:17 PM
And I'd completely take a "Mole" revival, but it'd almost HAVE to have Anderson Cooper in it. He was perfect.
 
2012-12-13 01:38:51 PM
Without Jennifer Lawrence and her glorious bewbies, this show will be pointless.
 
2012-12-13 01:49:30 PM
I'll watch it only if there is actual murder death kill.

i.ytimg.com
 
2012-12-13 01:51:54 PM

Cheron: KingKauff: Next up: The Long Walk

How about Running Man. I've been amazed over the last few years of what people are willing to do for a few minutes of attention and a chance to win a few dollars. Bet we could get people screaming for the chance to be the next victim


WHO DO YoU LOVE?

Came to make a Ben Richards reference, looks like we have reached another level of dystopia. What's Jesse Ventura up to?
 
2012-12-13 02:04:06 PM
Take convicted murderers and let them kill each other and I would watch it
 
2012-12-13 02:11:52 PM
Anyone ever seen Solitary? It is available on Hulu (or was) and is a pretty cool and messed up show. There was a couple of people who really started losing it. I recommend it.

Link
 
2012-12-13 02:19:50 PM

dittybopper: Magorn: You know, if this show could feature actual fatalities and we could forcibly draft the casts of other reality shows to appear on it, this might be a great boon to society. I mean a death match between the "jersey shore" kids and say, "Honey Boo-boo" would be a true win-win situation

Meh. Rednecks know how to shoot. It'd be over quickly.


Honey's mom would think they were tangerines, and eat them.
 
2012-12-13 02:32:37 PM
Hey CW, Manhunt called, wants its premise back. Also wants to know what happened to the UPN network. (Probably the same thing that will happen to CW)

/bonus, it starred John Cena.
 
2012-12-13 02:50:49 PM
Civilization has been using the "anticipation of impending death" as an entertainment premise for thousands of years. Rome glorified it and America sells it.
 
2012-12-13 03:03:08 PM
Make the reality show contestants actually fight to the death and have the Nielsen/cable/stream box of anyone who watches the show automatically enter viewers into the lottery and we have a deal.
 
2012-12-13 03:24:47 PM
Les Stroud vs. Bear Grylls

Dear lord, let this happen.
 
2012-12-13 03:48:39 PM

TheZorker: As long as we're invoking fiction to be our reality TV show guides, can I have a faithful English adaption of Run for The Money Tousouchuu? Link


I have no idea what I'm watching, but I can't turn it off.
 
2012-12-13 04:07:47 PM
Forget that. I want a Deathrace 2000 RTV show. NO, I demand it.
 
2012-12-13 04:13:08 PM
I don't care anymore.

As long as the contestants know what they are getting into and are willing to waive their rights to sue for bodily harm then I'll watch a Hunger Games, The Running Man type show.

At that point it's just Televised Darwinism.
 
2012-12-13 04:23:23 PM

Stile4aly: TheZorker: As long as we're invoking fiction to be our reality TV show guides, can I have a faithful English adaption of Run for The Money Tousouchuu? Link

I have no idea what I'm watching, but I can't turn it off.


It's basically "The Running Man". Earn yen for each second in the game (100Y aprox = $1).

Get tagged by a hunter: Lose everything.

Want to bail? Bail at a phone and get out of the game. (Keep everything to the second that you bailed)

Occasional mission to make everything harder.
 
2012-12-13 04:24:25 PM

Rednaxel: Anyone ever seen Solitary? It is available on Hulu (or was) and is a pretty cool and messed up show. There was a couple of people who really started losing it. I recommend it.

Link


I second this recommendation
 
2012-12-13 04:31:22 PM

Apos: May the odds not be ever in its favor.....


....and yet Wrestling always gets put down for being "scripted".
 
2012-12-13 04:51:25 PM

KingKauff: FTFA: In an attempt to capitalize on The Hunger Games, which is a nonfiction series about Darfur

lolwut? Has the author even read the synopsis of the book or seen the movie trailers?


Seriously, wtf? Was this an attempt at humor?
 
2012-12-13 05:29:49 PM
Meh, just shows that bum fights was ahead of its time
 
2012-12-13 10:21:04 PM

Magorn: inglixthemad: Forget the guns! Swords, knives, hatchets! Not really fair to the rednecks then. I know, let's draft people from poltical parties and have that instead of voting! Mitch "the Turtle" McConnell vs Harry "the Gambler" Reid! John "the Crying Man" Boehner vs Nancy "the Harpy" Pelosi!

Oh, the fun!

Now THAT has some potential: I mean Harry Reid used to be a semi-pro boxer and McConnell has his mutant turtle/human hybrid powers...now the Pelosi -Bohener undercard? Maybe not so much. Nancy's proven to be unstoppable when it comes to deflating Boehners


The problem for Pelosi is that her natural Harpy abilities activate Boehner's crying powers. Of course his crying powers amplify her harpy abilities. A fair fight.
 
2012-12-13 11:16:08 PM
Celebrity Archery?

/actually that doesn't sound like a terrible idea
 
2012-12-13 11:41:29 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: KingKauff: FTFA: In an attempt to capitalize on The Hunger Games, which is a nonfiction series about Darfur

lolwut? Has the author even read the synopsis of the book or seen the movie trailers?

Seriously, wtf? Was this an attempt at humor?


It wasn't funny.

Also, given the "reality" of "Survivor" I've got my doubts about the whole "teams being dropped off without food or weapons" schtick. No reality show would last more than 2.5 seconds past the first actual death of a contestant from hypothermia or snakebite as the cameras rolled. Look at how fast the rescue teams moved in when Bear Grylls broke his arm trying to rollerblade down K2 or whatever it was he did a couple years back. Also that pathetic attempt to turn movie stars into Special Ops soldiers that disappeared faster than bin Laden's corpse when someone got a real blister. It ain't gonna happen.
 
2012-12-14 12:01:18 AM

dittybopper: Magorn: You know, if this show could feature actual fatalities and we could forcibly draft the casts of other reality shows to appear on it, this might be a great boon to society. I mean a death match between the "jersey shore" kids and say, "Honey Boo-boo" would be a true win-win situation

Meh. Rednecks know how to shoot. It'd be over quickly.


That, and, the HBB crowd can survive for a long time without food by burning fat. Maybe JS would play the cannibal card to stay alive.
 
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