Since the CW canceled some of my favorite shows at the end of last season, I'm looking forward to finding some new ones to fill the hole in my heart. Luckily, it looks like there will be some fairly interesting shows premiering, and there's at least a couple that I might actually make the time to watch.
Kid Nation on CBS
The coolest thing to happen to kid intelligence since Ender's Game or Holes, Kid Nation takes 40 kids to a ghost town where they have 40 days to build their own society free of adult intervention. I absolutely adore this idea because I think kids have way more guts than they are given credit for and I want to see these kids take on the desert. I am 100% prepared to plop down Wednesdays @ 8 and root for the little guys.
Real World: Hollywood on MTV
Having never watched a full episode of The Real World, I had assumed that I'd live the rest of my life that way. Then Treehugger.com had to go and point out that the newest season will actually have an interesting twist: the participants are going green. Everything from the way the show is shot to the way the house is built will now incorporate eco-friendly choices. The MTV press release states:
“The Real World” house will include everything from solar energy solutions to bamboo flooring, recycled glass counters, some sustainable furniture and recycled vintage décor, energy star appliances, a solar heated swimming pool and energy efficient lighting. Additionally, Bunim-Murray Productions has taken measures to reduce its environmental impact by adopting more environmentally-sound production practices on set. They also are working towards making the production and show carbon-neutral by offsetting remaining carbon emissions after these carbon reducing measures are applied. Eco-friendly elements will be added on a regular basis throughout production and within the show, including products seen with the cast and around the house. This initiative fits seamlessly with thinkMTV's continued environmental efforts which began with the launch of “Break the Addiction” on Earth Day 2006, a multi-platform campaign that encourages young people to make simple changes to improve their lives and to protect the planet.Is it cool to be green these days? Absolutely! Will it work for The Real World? I guess we'll just have to watch and find out.
Kids run amok and random people forced to make green decisions... sounds like it's gonna be an interesting Fall! Check out TV.com's Fall Guide 2007 and tell me which shows you think are must watch.
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