Another Show about Alaska… and Fish
With the demise of ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska, it appears someone needed to take up for Alaska! A new show tentatively called ‘Fisherman’s Wives’ is holding a casting call for Alaskan women to star in an Animal Planet Reality show.
“We are looking for a kind of flip side of Deadliest Catch, and that would be the fishermen’s wives and their lifestyle. We’re interested in the stresses and challenges they go through when their husbands are out at sea and they’re left holding down the fort” said Annette Ivy, casting producer with Shed Media US in Los Angeles.”People are interested in seeing other lifestyles,” Ivy added. “Do these women fish and hunt? What do they do for fun? We want to peek into their lifestyles because it really is very unique. We are very excited.”
Ivy said producers are seeking a “community” of five or six women who live near each other and are friends. Coast Guard wives whose husbands are on fisheries patrols for long periods also fit the casting profile.
“We want a lively bunch, big personalities, very talkative and outgoing and outspoken,” she said.
Ivy said the casting call is “now” and they hope to cast the program “in a few weeks.”
If you think you are just what they are looking for, you can contact Annette Ivy at 323-904-4680 Ext. 1061, or Ext. 1206 for Mark Neal. Or, you can e-mail a photo and short bio to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews can be done by phone.
Kinda sounds like the ‘housewives’ series goes to Alaska doesn’t it?
Pac-man, the Reality Show?
Namco Bandai Games, the creators and owners of Pac-Man, have teamed up with Merv Griffin Entertainment to produce the new unscripted TV show, reports Deadine.com. It will supposedly be similar to Wipeout, the reality show where contestants must complete various obstacle courses (think “Big Balls” type challenges).
Television President of Merv Griffin Entertainment, Roy Banks, said that “The idea we have is to take what Pac-Man is and bring it to life, to bring what is essentially the world’s biggest game of tag to television.”
The show is still being worked up, and they are shopping around the major networks to see who will be interested. I’m guessing that won’t be a hard feat though, with Wipe-Out and I Survived a Japanese Game Show (I hope this one returns soon!) being picked up so easily.
It can actually be a pretty cool show if done right. Those that like to watch others fall down will appreciate, as well as the inner geek in all of us if Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde are a part of the obstacles. Sounds like fun with an endless supply of possibilities.
So, will you watch?