OK so the big news today is that I was trawling through GSNN and found a contestant call for something that sounds awfully like a US pilot for The Genius for a cable network. We don’t know if that’s what it is though, so let’s not get overexcited just yet.
In other news, Buzzerblog has the skinny on Who Gets Nothing, where contestants have to decide between them who gets what from ten unequal amounts of cash, the lowest of which is zero and the highest as much as £500,000. This sort of thing has failed to be successful in the past (Unanonemous and Divided both very much non-hits basically everywhere, but they did sell to a lot of places and both shows whilst not perfect weren’t completely awful either) so I don’t really see why it would suddenly start being successful in the future. You might still be able to be in the pilot if you want, although seeing as you won’t be playing for actual money (you’ll be paid a fee) I’m not completely certain what the point is.
In other news, Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge is nominated for a kids BAFTA in the entertainment category up against Junior Bake Off, Hacker Time and Swashbuckle. Commercial TV for the win!!!! It’s a shame they can’t seem to decide how many series the show has had though.