Work invades my life

I don’t normally make appeals of my family and friends to help me out with work, but I’m going to do it now. You see, I’ve been tasked, along with all my coworkers, with generating ideas for a reality TV series for our network.

To some of you, this already sounds like a dream job. There’s a catch (isn’t there always?).

The proposals or “pitches” must be filtered through our network identity lense. Basically, they have to fit with the new brand strategy we’ll be deploying in the middle of 2004.

So, if you’ve got an idea for a reality show that appeals to Sex and the City, Friends and Seinfeld fans that would be funny without being mean-spirited, let me know. I promise to share the royalties with you if your idea wins. ;-)

5 thoughts on “Work invades my life

  1. How about “survivor” in reverse: Start out with one person, follow him around for a week, then have a vote on who gets to be co-star from who he has contact with and buid the cast UP rather than down. Heck, even if the roommate never gets voted onto the show, he could still be a mysterious “Merris” type character who you hear about but never see…

    Granted, this first guy can’t really have a “real” job…

  2. Matt says:

    Here’s what you do ..

    You pit a bunch of midgets against household pets or small wild animals in the gladiator style.

    You know, Rotweilers, Pitbulls, badgers, Fighting Chickens etc..

    Then the viewers get to vote on what midget they want to see fight what animal opponent. Two votes in one!

  3. Josh says:

    To salute the late Dom Deluise, I think it’s time to televise a Cannonball Run from New York to California. Teams are given different types of transportation options based on the movie. My money would be on the team that drives the Hawaiian Tropic #1 car that Mel Tillis and Terry Bradshaw were in.

    “Do we have enough ice for this beer?”
    “Pppppppppppppppp-lenty”

  4. Okay, so you take a big ass shark. Starve him for a few days, then put him in a pool, like at the Y or something. Then you put three contestants in the pool, say a fat guy, a body builder, and a nun, or something like that. The shark can only live for a short while in the non saltwater chlorinated tank, but who know how long he can last? So all the contestants have to do is not die. And then they win some kind of prize, a trip to Delaware or something. There would be a lot of strategy involved though, because the contestants don’t want to get killed, but they also don’t want to split the prize. But if the shark eats someone else it may go into a feeding frenzy and kill everybody, or it may be full and not want any more. Who knows. You’d have to tune in to see.
    Now that’s some fine reality TV right there.

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