Reality TV Concepts

Looking to kill some time? Then check out these crazy reality TV ideas! Every day I will add a new, probably over the top, concept for a reality TV show; I figure there is no way I can do much worse than what is already on TV. Remember, this all just for fun (unless of course one of my ideas is picked up by a television network, in which case I expect some compensation), so do not be offended by anything. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Substitute Teacher

Remember how much fun it was to mess with substitute teachers when you were in school? Well, now they went and made a reality TV show about it. Okay, they have not done it yet, which is why I am proposing an idea for one.

An unruly high school class will have twelve different substitute teachers compete in a single elimination style tournament to be their favorite teacher. Each day the class will have two teachers, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. At the end of the day, the students will vote for the teacher they liked the best to move on to the next round. There will be, however, a panel of other teachers and the principals who have the power to veto the decision of the students. If the class votes for a teacher to move on simply because they were given free reign by the sub to do whatever they want, the teacher panel can veto their vote, in which case the other teacher will move on. So the subs do actually have to teach.

The students are allowed to behave as they normally would for the subs. They can also be reprimanded as they normally would. They will have to walk a fine line, but so will the subs. If a sub gets too many students in trouble, they will not be voted to pass the next round. The system actually favors the ill-behaved students here.

The final teacher wins $100,000. It is little compensation for the psychological torture they will have to endure.

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Personal Ads

Another elimination dating show? Yes, but with a fun twist. The guy gets to pick the pool of women from which he chooses.

A man from Chicago will choose sixteen women from the personal ads in the newspaper. He will then be flown to an island resort, as will the women. He will meet only one woman at a time, and will spend the day and evening with her. After he has gone on a date with all sixteen, he will eliminate eight and repeat the process. Elimination will continue by cutting the number of women in half until there is only one woman left.

It will be interesting for the fact that normally on shows like these, the man has no say in the original pool of women, and the original pool is normally full of a number of beautiful women disproportionate to reality. The man on Personal Ads will be picking his original pool of women, and there is no telling what they really look like until they show up and he sees them for the first time.

So if you want to see a reality TV show that revolves around dating, but has real people, make sure you do not miss Personal Ads.

Friday, August 27, 2004

Divorce Attorney for the Stars

Yesterday I posted "Wedding Planner for the Stars," but as we all know the chances of Hollywood marriages lasting are quite slim, to say the least. So why not do a follow up show about the divorce? People seem just as interested, if not more, in celebrity divorces than celebrity marriages. Why read about it in People when you can watch an entire reality TV show about it?

Divorce Attorney for the Stars will follow the divorce proceedings of a celebrity marriage. For fun, we can say it will be Jennifer Lopez again, because chances are, her marriage from yesterday's blog will not last. In the off chance that it does, I am certain another celebrity divorce could be scrounged up; it is not like they are uncommon things. The show will feature footage from in the courtroom showing the proceedings and out of the courtroom showing how the celebrity (or celebrities) are dealing with the pending divorce.

For fun, the attorney whose client ends up coming out of the divorce better will be given $500,000. It can serve as extra incentive to motivate the attorneys to do whatever it takes, and be as dramatic as need be, to ensure their client makes out better.

You say you would not watch it, but you know you would.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Wedding Planner for the Stars

Wedding planning reality TV shows seem to do pretty well. They lack, however, any real flair or excitement; most of the suspension stems from whether or not the bride will like her dress. This show will be different because the budget will be high and the client will be famous. A higher budget means higher class, and a famous client means dealing with an egotistical and spoiled celebrity.

The show will revolve around the interactions between the celebrity and five wedding planners. To make the show interesting, let us say the celebrity will be Jennifer Lopez. She seems like she would be tough to plan a wedding for, and she certainly has enough of them. To make things more interesting, she can fire any wedding planner at any time, until there is only one left. If a wedding planner can go the entire show without being fired, they win $250,000.

So there you have it. A wedding, a spoiled celebrity, five wedding planners, and one very large budget. What more can you ask for?

Wednesday, August 25, 2004


Twelve aspiring photographers will have the chance to make it big. All they have to do is cast aside the respect for one's privacy and snap photos of unsuspecting celebrities.

Twelve amateur photographers will be put up in a house in Los Angeles for three months. To win the show, they must have the best pictures of celebrities. The quality of a picture will be determined by the current market value that a magazine would pay for the pictures they take. The person who has the most amount of money, determined by this method, at the end of the three months is the winner. The prize is $250,000, a new vehicle, a new camera, and a new laptop: everything they should need to help them with their career as paparazzi.

Go ahead and curse them and question their morality, but do not forget to pick up your People magazine full of their pictures. Paparazzi, the hottest new show this fall.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004


I have been wanting to do something with pirates for a while now, but have not been able to come up with a good concept that was not completely illegal. But today I realized, I have a few other concepts that are pushing the legal boundaries anyway, so why not just step over the line a little? It is just a concept after all, and certainly less immoral than some other concepts I have come up with. Anyway, I shall get on with it.

Pirates will feature three groups of pirates that will loot ships throughout the Caribbean for three months. The winning group is the group with the most booty collected after the three months. Pretty simple, huh? Now on to the rules.

Pirates are not allowed to kill anyone. Any killing will result in the disqualification of the team, which will then be handed over to authorities. They are allowed to use non-lethal weapons like mace or tazers. These are only allowed, however, when absolutely necessary, such as when someone pulls a weapon on them. In addition, they must use the least harmful weapon necessary for the situation. For example, if someone is throwing punches, they must try to subdue them without a weapon, and if that does not work they can use the mace; if someone pulls a knife, they can use the mace, and if that does not work they can use the tazer. Violence, in general, is not encouraged and is only permissible when absolutely necessary. In the event of unnecessary violence, a team may be penalized or disqualified, depending upon the situation. Pirates may carry airsoft guns, which look real, to intimidate those they are looting. The hope with carrying those is that it will intimidate people enough to just do what they are told without resisting.

Pirates can steal whatever valuables they desire, with exception to survival supplies, communication equipment, and fuel. Valuables from different looted ships must be kept separate from each other. The reason for this is that the loot will be returned to its owners after the total value has been appraised. This means nothing is stolen for good, and the pirates must make note of who they are stealing from.

Pirates are allowed to utilize up to three boats, but total team size cannot exceed fifteen.

Pirates may not loot a ship that has already been looted by another team of pirates. Teams will be notified of the names of looted ships.

Looking for some modern day swashbuckling action? Look no further than Pirates!

Monday, August 23, 2004

The Roadie

Looking for a job where you can wear your RATT shirt every day and your mullet will never go out of style? If so, The Roadie is for you.

Ten contestants will compete to be a roadie on a summer tour for Styx or Lynrd Skynrd or Journey or any other once huge band that can still bring in quite a crowd. The two requirements are the contestants must love classic and 80's rock and must have mullets (hey, I am going for a stereotype here). Competitions will include amp lifting contests, races to set up equipment the fastest and most accurately, being the best at determining sound levels, most entertaining mic check, and best karaoke performance. If the roadie can play guitar, or any other instrument, that is also a bonus (and any good roadie should know at least one instrument). Each competition will be worth a certain number of points, and the higher a contestant places, the more points they earn. The contestant with the most points by the shows finale will be the winner.

Live your dream. Be a roadie.