Production Company To Cast Reality Show On Mom Bloggers: Discuss.
I am simultaneously fascinated and a little bit concerned by the prospect of a reality show centered on mommybloggers. On the one hand, there is no such thing as bad publicity, in terms of driving web traffic. On the other hand, this thing has a high trainwreck potential factor, as is the case with creating any reality series. Can this community handle the creation of its own Danielle Staub?
Perhaps you saw the announcement that Project Mom Casting has a production company interested in creating a reality show about the world of mommyblogging? And, as you might imagine, there is no shortage of interest from the community, including some comments showing concern-bordering-on-panic from people who won’t be able to make the cattle call at the BlogHer conference in two weeks. I have been trying to find out more pertinent information about the show including whether or not the cast members would be paid or not but I’m currently getting no responses to my inquiries, so for now I’m content to just encourage unsubstantiated conjecture by the peanut gallery.
One thing I can say, though, is that I will definitely watch a show like this. Particularly if they go for a trashy, rather than “Moms making a difference” angle. The biggest problem I see them running into, frankly, is that — and people are not going to like me for saying this, but hell, I’m going to anyway — many bloggers are just not camera ready. I say this, mind you, including myself in that description. In fact, I would hesitate to throw myself into the mix of potential names for this kind of a show because OW! to have to look at that on TV every week. Damn. Though this might keep me on my diet, so there’s that.
What say you, audience?
UPDATED: Submission guidelines have now been posted on their facebook page. So you have to actually try out in order to get a slot to interview on camera. Wow. Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Project-Mom-Casting/130658173643187#!/pages/Project-Mom-Casting/130658173643187?v=app_2347471856. That’s rich.
UPDATED AGAIN: After I submitted information to get an interview for this show (don’t look at me like that, you all know I’m a traffic whore), somebody from an extremely well known production company was on this site for about 30 seconds, which suggests that they might be the production team interested in handling the project. And if that’s the case, naysayers, then there is a good chance this show will get made because that is some serious backing. That’s like getting, umm, that’s like getting Kobe Bryant to play in your pickup game. Of course, I don’t know that this is involved with the reality show, it could be just a coincidence.