December 28, 2008 06:00 PM by Joe Reality
Reality TV Magazine recently updated fans on the bevy of reality TV shows announced by the major networks for 2009. However, it isn’t just the major networks that have filled their schedules with reality TV programming. MTV has eight new reality TV series in the works for 2009. MTV has announced Rob Dydrek’s Fantasy Factory, The CollegeHumor Show, Nitro Circus, How’s Your News?, Daddy’s Girls, The Girls of Hedsor Hall, College Life, and an untitled performing arts reality project.
“This is a generation with the bravado and drive to reinvent the world, and the ingenuity to actually pull it off,” said Brian Graden, who is President of Entertainment MTV Networks Music Group. “These new series reflect Generation ‘Why Not?’, living, working and playing on their own terms, ‘adventure capitalists’ if you will, pursuing a variety of thrill seeking, 2.0, express-yourself enterprises.”
Nitro Circus is from Jeff Tremaine and Johnny Knoxville, who were the producers behind Jackass. The series will follow Travis Pastrana and his friends as they try to one-up each other doing crazy and wild stunts.
The CollegeHumor Show follows the employees that work at collegehumor.com. The CollegeHumor website is behind some of the Internet’s most popular comedy, and day-to-day office work at the company is as zany as one would expect.
Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory is a spin-off of the Rob & Big reality show. Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory is set in a 25,000 square foot industrial-complex-turned-funhouse. The Fantasy Factory is the world’s first indoor concrete skate plaza, where Rob’s imagination runs wild.
College Life follows students as they embark on their freshman year of school at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Unlike other reality TV shows that have professional producers, directors and camera ops, College Life is filmed by the students themselves.
How’s Your News? started off as a series of short films directed by Arthur Bradford that starred cast members with disabilities serving as news reporters. The new reality TV series will follow a team of reporters, driving across America in a customized tour bus. The reporters will cover everything from the Grammy’s to making cheese balls with Amy Sedaris.
Daddy’s Girls is a spin-off of the reality TV series Run’s House. Daddy’s Girls follows Vanessa and Angela Simmons as they move to Los Angeles to set up a west coast office and showroom for their pastry tennis shoe and apparel line. Vanessa will also be pursuing an acting career.
The Girls of Hedsor Hall has reality TV veteran Donald J. Trump as an executive producer. The series will follow twelve party girls from America as they try to learn how to be ladies at an English finishing school. Only one girl will graduate from Hedsor Hall, and she will receive a $100,000 prize.
MTV has also announced a new untitled performing arts reality project from former reality TV star Nick Lachey. The series will follow a group of teenagers from Cincinnati’s School for the Creative and Performing Arts. The students will be shown following their dreams, while dealing with the daily pressures of school and growing up.
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