Some wise-ass marketing person over at Fox Broadcasting has had a bitchin’ cool idea for a new TV show. As if it weren’t amusement enough that the world economy were in turmoil and people were to lose their jobs left and right, Fox has decided to capture the LOLs on film.
There’s a new recession-themed reality show coming soon, from Fox.
The show will capture unemployment-based funnies, while lightly mocking those who are desperate after losing everything they had when the ass fell out of the US financial markets. What could be better at this financially trying time, than a show claiming to be a cross between ‘Survivor’ and ‘The Office’.
‘Someone’s Gotta Go’ is both grammatically more woeful than anything you are likely to find on this site (and this site has some poor grammar yo’) and it will let real small business employees see their coworkers salaries and vote on who will be laid off. AWESOME.
From AP via Huffington Post:
The series, “Someone’s Gotta Go,” is in production, but Fox wouldn’t say on Wednesday when it would go on the air.
Each episode will feature a company with about 15 or 20 employees that needs to cut costs because of the economy. Instead of the boss deciding who is fired, the company will open its books to show everyone’s salaries and let the employees make the call.
Fox says the laid-off worker will get a small severance, but isn’t saying whether the network or producers are paying the participants in anything beyond the chance for prime-time fame. Fox is developing the show with Endemol USA, the company behind “Big Brother,” “Deal or No Deal” and “Fear Factor.”
But Mike Darnell, chief of alternative programming at Fox, said everyone who participates in the show knows fully what they are doing.