There was a five year break between Spider-Men from Spider-Man 3 to The Amazing Spider-Man, then there was a four year break between Batmen from The Dark Knight Rises to Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but they’re setting a new record for reboots by launching a new MythBusters. Yes, less than a month after the final episode of the popular Discovery Channel series ended, and brought to a close 15 seasons of myth-busting, the imagination-less people that run TV are looking to put together a relaunch. On top of that, they’re going to choose the hosts through another move that demonstrates an astounding lack or originality: a reality show. (more…)
The E! Entertainment Network is more well known for its reality show crapola like anything Kardashian related or the Anna Nicole Smith train wreck hour, but they now seem to be in the process of putting together a slate of scripted fair. Entertainment Weekly has the full list of the shows being developed, and for the nerdy amongst us, one stands out above the others.
The show will be called Dorothy, and E! describes it thusly:
DOROTHY – Inspired by the books “Dorothy” and “The Wizard of Oz,” a girl from Kansas City falls for a man and moves with him to the Emerald City to work at his Emerald Hotel. From writer Natalie Krinsky (“Gossip Girl,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) and Warner Horizon Television.
Is it just me, or does that statement not make a lot of sense? Do they mean Seattle when they say “Emerald City” or is there another Emerald City? And is there going to be some weird May-December romance thing now with Dorothy and the Wizard? Maybe E! should stick to giving has-beens and heiresses for show material…
Reality shows are a dime a dozen these days. It’s not hard to see why, low cost, hundreds of concepts, and an army of wanna be reality stars just waiting in the wings willing to do anything to get on that gravy train. The Pawn reality format is pretty popular with Pawn Stars and Hardcore Pawn leading the pack.
It was only a matter of time before someone decided to parody one or the other. Thanks the Lords of Kobol that it wasn’t the porn industry. Although I am sure that once Vivid gets off the superhero kick they will take a crack at some PPP . . . that’s Pawn Porn Parody.
My only complaint is no Chumlee . . . how could you pass up on a Chumlee parody . . . you don’t even have to work at it. In this episode Link needs some rubies fast . . .
Click for the full-sized image, and behold the wonder that is an upcoming reality show to find the “most ingenious nerd”!
If you feel that you have the extreme nerdiness and the shamelessness necessary to be a part of this show… I encourage you to audition! As cheap as the advertisement looks, apparently this shit is being run by the bigwigs for Mythbusters, Survivor, andAmazing Race so it appears to be legit. AND it’ll be hosted by the dudes from Revenge of the Nerds, Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong.
So, seriously, if you’re up for a chance to win big bucks or at least to be on TV… go and audition! And make sure to tell ’em that Nerd Bastards sent ya.
Oh joy, another “reality” show to find out if someone can claim a title of something that would make them cool… in their own world. TokyoPop will be airing their America’s Greatest Otaku reality show on Hulu, February 24th.
The show will be eight episodes long as we follow TokyoPop founder Stu Levy and his Otaku Six, who are on a mission to journey across America to find the greatest otaku. In order to promote the show, TokyoPop has started a contest where fans will show their otaku love to win some TokyoPop swag. The daily contest starts today and will end this Friday.
Check the trailer posted below to see if this may be something you might be interested in. As for me, I’ll check it out just to see what it’s like as I already have assumptions about the show, such as, I’m sure the otaku has to be a huge TokyoPop fan to win.
Sony’sThe Tester season 2 has finally ended and I’m actually keeping my promise in giving you guys the review of the overall second season. Just like the first season, contestants are competing to become a game tester with Sony along with a $5000 signing bonus. They also decided to throw in a 3D TV and a new PS3 for the winner.
So, did Sony find what season 1 was missing for season 2 (such as having a “villain” and a gay video gamer)? Did replacing Hal Sparks with Adrianne Curry as the celebrity judge help? Find out after the jump as it is filled with spoilers and see if I was once again suffering another season of Sony’s attempt of a TV show or did I enjoy the new season (and of course, spoilers after the jump).