As reported by Variety, a Twitter-themed television show is now under development. It’s being described as “putting ordinary people on the trail of celebrities in a revolutionary competitive format.”
While that sounds a little too much like Punk’d 2.0, it should be interesting to see how it plays out. Twitter can already be a great tool for networking and collaboration, so I’m surprised the service hasn’t been tapped for this already.
We’ve put an email into the production company for more information. In the meantime, we’ve thought about some other ideas for Twitter-related TV shows. Featuring some of your favorite Tweeps, I give you our Twitter-inspired fall lineup.
MG Siegler in The Mad Birdmen
I’ve never watched Mad Men, but from what I understand it’s reminiscent of the golden era of the corporate world. An age when you could smoke at your desk, and viciously compete with colleagues both in business and bed. Instead of shooting at an advertising agency, filming takes place at the new TechCrunch offices, via cruchcam, giving viewers an inside look into the mad world of tech reporting.
Tony Adam is the Bachelor Birdie
Tony needs a girlfriend, someone he can build a nest with. He enjoys late night twittering on the beach, search engine optimization and baking. This show will follow 20 ladies as they compete for Tony’s heart, 140 characters at a time.
OMG, it’s iJustine! Watch as she shows you the bestest time ever from her Apple-sponsored playhouse! The genie is back, except this time, he reads the fan tweets live (sponsored by Coca-Cola!). Oh and she can finally get that hamburger bed she won’t stop talking about.
Neil Patel in SEO CSI
A web site has been murdered by Google! Can you follow the digital crime trail on Twitter and find out why? Lead by Search Engine Forensic Neil Patel, the audience will watch and learn all the intricate details of a SEO crime lab. Guess the right answer over Twitter and win one hour of private consulting time (a $10,000 value) with Neil himself!
Jason Calacanis in the Apprentwice
Now that his startup Mahalo has gone user-gen, Jason has A LOT more time on his hands. He has already started to produce his own online weekly show “This Week in Startups” and would make a perfect Trump. Jason could bring contestants into the boardroom and task them with finding a groomer for his bulldogs, using nothing but Twitter AND Mahalo Answers!
Have any other show ideas? Please let us know in the comments.