Reality TV Set In Australian Magazine Land – This Could Be Awesome
Australian TV channels have been a bit late in getting on the semi-scripted reality TV bandwagon, but in the last 12 months a few TV shows have been commissioned.
Channel 7 commissioned a show set in Roxy Jacenko’s public relation’s firm Sweaty Betty. No news when it will be shown, but filming has been finished.
But the show I am most excited about is the new series that has been commissioned by Foxtel called The Park.
It is to be set in ACP headquarters in their magazine section examining the putting together of the mags and how they compete with each other for stories.
“It will focus on editors, primarily, and the conflicts they have within their own group in competing for the covers and stories and the gossip that goes into making those magazines what they are,” Brian Walsh told the Sunday Telegraph.
“There has been a lot of discussion between Foxtel and ACP about the tonality of the show – I wasn’t interested in an advertorial; it had to be gripping television.”
This could be compulsive viewing and I expect some stars to emerge from the show. Take note mag hags – the ones that create some drama will be the ones to get the most air time.
Channel Ten is the first one to screen a “real” life reality TV show with Keeping Up With The Jones set on an outback station. The show premieres next week at 9pm on Thursday 14 October on Channel Ten. For a review of the show is on TV Tonight.
Finally no news on the reality show that was going to be called The East, to be set in the Eastern Suburbs following around some bright, young things.