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!

Friday, August 20, 2004

Cage-Fighter

You want tough? You want brutal? How about a 24 man, cage fighting tournament. That should be hardcore enough for you.

Cage-Fighter will feature 24 men in a single elimination NHB (no holds barred) tournament. The fights will take place in cages set up in various backwoods bars. Just like you see in the movies.

You may be questioning how this is really different from something like Ultimate Fighting. That is understandable. Fighters wear grappling gloves and spandex fighting shorts during UFC fights. The fighters on this show will be dressed in street clothes and fighting bare knuckle. There are certain strikes that are barred during UFC fights. Cage-Fighter will be 100% no holds barred. The only rules are that when a fighter quits, taps out, or is knocked out, the fight must stop. Other than that, there are no rules. Think of the Thunderdome in Barter Town in Mad Mad: Beyond Thunderdome, just without the bungee ropes and chainsaws hanging from the top of the cage.

Each week the fights will take place at a different bar in a different town. The fighter who wins the tournament wins $1,000,000. Second place is $500,000.

Let NBC and Fox duke it out over their boxing reality TV shows. You will be tuned into Cage-Fighter anyway.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Medieval Knight

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a knight, or thought that some of the things they did might be kind of fun? Come on, I know there are a few dorks out there other than myself. If you have, or if you are just a history buff, Medieval Knight is for you.

Twelve contestants will start out as squires, training in medieval combat and knightly competitions. For fun, their instructor can be a black knight. The show will feature the contestants progress in their training and will have a big competition between the contestants for the shows finale. The winner of the competition wins $100,000. During training the contestants will have to live like medieval knights did. That means no TV, no fast food, and no super-cushy, air conditioned, New York lofts. But they should still have a good time.

Black Knight: Have at you!
Arthur: You are indeed brave, sir knight, but the fight is mine.
Black Knight: Oh, had enough eh?
Arthur: Look, you stupid bastard. You've got no arms left!
Black Knight: Yes I have.
Arthur: Look!
Black Knight: Just a flesh wound!

(bonus points for you if you know the reference, and you should because it is an easy one)

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Las Vegas Marriage

If there is one thing reality TV is especially good at, it is destroying the sanctity of marriage. People complain about the divorce rate, but they never miss an episode of The Bachelor. I am here to help feed the hunger for terrible relationship shows and take them to new lows. Here is Las Vegas Marriage.

Three men and three women will compete to see who can get married the most times in two months in Las Vegas. The network will pay for their wedding costs and annulment fees. The swooning is up to them. Contestants must marry people of legal age and cannot be married to more than one person at a time; the marriage does not count if either of those are violated. In the event of a tie, the winner will be the contestant who spent the fewest hours actually married.

There you go Fox. This one is for you. But what is worse than the fact Fox would likely consider this show is the fact that there are people out there who would watch it. That is truly disturbing.

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Carnies

There is no freedom like living life on the road, constantly meeting new and interesting people. There is nothing sexier than a handsome drifter or a beautiful woman in town for the night. I cannot think of a better way to describe the life of a carny.

Oh, alright, I could come up with a much better way to describe the life of a carny. But I have to believe what I wrote must be somewhat along the lines of what they believe of their chosen careers. At least I hope that is how they feel. I hope they do not wake up every morning and question why they ever became carnies; for their sakes I hope that.

Carnies is not a competition reality TV show. There are no contestants. The only people on the show are real people behaving just like they normally would if they were not on TV. A camera crew will tag along with a carnival throughout the summer months, basically recording what the life of a carny is like both on and off of the midway. It will show what carnies are really like. Why? Because I think it might be interesting and I am the one who writes this blog; that's why.

Carnies are people too. At least I am guessing they are. Tune in to Carnies and see.

Monday, August 16, 2004

Jockeys

Too short to play in the NBA? Too little to play in the NFL? Lack the hand-eye coordination to be a baseball player? Is your short game lacking when you play golf? How many decent sports are left for you? At least one is: horse racing.

Jockeys will feature ten contestants who will train to become jockeys. The show will take place in Kentucky, where the contestants will be taught how to race horses by other jockeys. There is no elimination factor involved in this show, so it will be more of a feature on overcoming emotional strife. On the show's finale the new jockeys will have their chance to test the new skills in an actual horse race.

So if you are into horses and short men, be sure to watch Jockeys.

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Bouncers

Music. Dancing. Partying. Hordes of beautiful people. If you want to get to any of it, you must first get past the bouncer.

Ten bouncers from small bars in Los Angeles will compete to see to see if they can hack it at one of the city's premier, A-list night clubs. They will have to be big, tough, and stylish. They will be judged by other bouncers from A-list clubs on their ability to handle themselves in front of celebrities, handle celebrity egos, quickly break up fights, judge the style of those they are allowing in, and their ability to appear stylish themselves. The judging bouncers will decide which two bouncers are prepared to move up to the big leagues on the shows finale.

Want to see what it takes to make it on "the list?" See what they are looking for on Bouncers.