June 29, 2009 01:30 PM by Britteny Elrick
CBS is launching a new reality TV series, There Goes The Neighborhood. The series will premiere Sunday, August 9, 2009 and will be the ultimate social and family bonding experiment. Eight families living in suburbia will be enclosed by a massive 20-foot wall to compete for a grand prize of $250,000.
According to the CBS press release:
There Goes The Neighborhood, a new seven episode reality-competition series, premieres Sunday, Aug. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The series features eight families in a suburban neighborhood who are enclosed by a massive 20-foot wall as they compete in family-friendly games for the grand prize of $250,000.
In what promises to be the ultimate social and family bonding experiment, this neighborhood will be cut off from the outside world as it becomes family vs. family in a competition to win upgrades for their lives and their homes. With virtually no electricity and no ability to text-message, watch television or surf the Internet, these families will be forced to reconnect and work together as a team. For the duration of the competition, the eight homes will be surrounded by the daunting wall with no way in or out. Each week, another family will be voted out of the game until one victorious group remains to claim the $250,000 grand prize.
“This show is truly a social experiment,” says executive producer Mike Fleiss. “We’ve never seen anything like it before. An entire neighborhood trapped behind a giant wall. It’s insane!”
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