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!

Monday, July 26, 2004

The Patients

Two actors.  Seven psychologists.  One TV show.  The Patients.

The Patients will feature two actors who will fake a severe mental disability.  They will reside in a psychiatriac ward for four weeks, with one of seven different doctors examining each of them every day for one hour.  The doctors will be told that only one of the two contestants is faking their disability and are to determine which one is the fake.  Besides being able to hold a weekly session with them once a week, the doctors will be allowed to observe the actors behavior with the other patients in the ward.  They will not, however, be allowed to share notes with each other, or collaborate on a decision.  At the end of the four weeks the doctors will each cast their vote for who they believe is the fake.  The contestant that receives fewer votes, meaning his act was more believable, wins $250,000.

The actors/contestants will each be assigned the same disability and will be a allowed to research it before the show.  Extensive research will be necessary as they will not be allowed to break character at all for the four weeks, save for half an hour each day when they will be taken to a separate room and report how they are handling the situation to a camera crew.  The doctors will simply be told both are needed to go into the room so they cannot tell which is the fake.  It will be a grueling test of both the actors ability and their endurance at maintaining character.  Will they be able to handle it?  Watch and see!

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