Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Recession As Entertainment

Tough economic times call for some compassionate television. Marc Berman, who writes The Programming Insider column for MediaWeek, reports:

Fox has ordered a new reality/competition called Someone's Gotta Go, which will feature employees at a downsizing firm competing to see who is fired. They will be given access to salaries, budgets and HR files, and each episode will focus on one small company.
In the second episode, it's revealed that the employees all work in the primetime programming division of Fox.