'Reality Show' on Showtime, premieres Thursday, Nov. 1 (VIDEO)
By April MacIntyre Nov 1, 2012, 20:51 GMT
Tune in alert to catch the premiere of "Reality Show" on Showtime tonight. 11:30 on both coasts, 10:30 Central Time.
Tune in alert to catch the premiere of "Reality Show" on Showtime tonight.
11:30 on both coasts, 10:30 Central Time.
"Reality Show" is a darkly comedic satire about the world of reality television from award-winning filmmaker Adam Rifkin.
It focuses on an amoral reality show producer who puts an unsuspecting American family under all encompassing surveillance without their knowledge for his new genre of reality show, his "reality re-boot".
The concept is to let real life unfold before the cameras.
However, the family is numbingly boring and the network wants some sizzle. So the producer starts to introduce drama into the unwitting family's lives. Temptation to cheat, drinking, work problems…. chaos ensues. Everything unravels in a big, big way with shocking consequences.
This is not just a parody of reality television. It's an indictment of the genre and a cold look into the psychopathy of a reality show producer and how far he's willing to go for ratings.
As the episodes progress, it moves from hilarious to horrifyingly as things go from bad to OMFG for the poor family