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, July 28, 2004

Abducted

This show would really mess with the people on it.  Eight to ten people would be put up in a large apartment under the belief they were on some Real World style reality TV show.   This pretense would have to be kept until the end of the show, so they would have to complete tasks and do confessionals, and all of the other things that are normally involved with reality TV.  The difference would come during the night when they are sleeping.

Each person on the show would have their own (soundproofed) bedroom.  Each bedroom would have a secret panel exiting the main part of the apartment.  While a person is sleeping, they would be "abducted" by people dressed in full alien costume.  They would be taken through the secret panel to what would seem to be an alien lab, filled with horrific looking instruments and machines.  Once in the room, they would be strapped to a table and then put under with an anesthetic gas.  Nothing further would be done to them.  They would wake up in the morning in their own bed, unsure if their terrifying experience was real or the most realistic nightmare they have ever experienced.  Every few nights a different person would be abducted, but only half of the total contestants would be messed with until the show neared completion.  Basically, this is to make the contestants who have not been abducted think they other ones are crazy if they start to talk about their experiences.  And to make those that have been abducted question their own sanity.

In order for people not to catch on that they are just being toyed with, a lot will have to go into making the whole experience seem real.  They costumes and make-up must look like actual flesh.  The lab would have to be full of sci-fi looking instrument panels and props.  Contestants cannot know they are simply being taken through a panel in the wall, so they would have to be blindfolded in some manner when taken through it, which may seem difficult, but if they are held down and the costumes are good, they will be too terrified to realize it is only a black cloth bag that is being placed over their heads.  The secret panel should probably not lead directly to the lab, but to a small room filled with some assortment of light, noise, a fan, water, or whatever the set people come up with to make it seem like they are being transported a great distance and not just a few feet.

In the shows finale, the contestants will be taken to the lab and shown all the props and costumes so they can realize it was all a hoax. 

So, if you are spiteful and feel like completely toying with people's sanity, make sure you watch Abducted.

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