Wednesday, April 8, 2009

News Article: Fox To Make Reality TV Show Out of Company Layoffs

OK.I can confess. I do watch some of the reality shows from time to time. Some are good and are tear jerkers (Extreme Makeover airs on ABC)and some I questioned "why was this reality show made?" (Paris Hilton BFF (MTV), Keeping up with the Kardashains'. When I saw this news article in todays Tennessean, I ask has reality t.v. gone to far?

NEW YORK — The Fox network is making a reality show out of the troubled economy.

An upcoming series titled, ‘‘Someone’s Gotta Go,’’ lets employees of a small business decide which one of their colleagues will be laid off.

Fox says it has no air date yet for the series, which is being developed by the company behind ‘‘Big Brother’’ and ‘‘Deal or No Deal.’’ Each week, a different company lays off an employee.

Fox also wouldn’t reveal the show’s host, which it says is a business consultant who will offer advice to participating companies.



  1. I would not be surprised if this show becomes popular. Doesn't it always make us feel better to see that someone else is in a worse situation than we are? Sad, but true.


  2. As crazy as it sounds....that show will be a hit. Mariko has an excellent point, some people love to see other people in a worse situation than they are in themselves. I won't be watching it, either.