Ever since Facebook destroyed Myspace in the social media game, it’s become a part of our everyday lives since 2005. For real, I check Facebook every hour like it’s my newborn baby.
However, Facebook has failed to gain one of the social media notorieties: celebrities.
Falling in vein with Myspace Celebrities, Instagram Models, YouTube Vloggers, and Twitter Influencers…Facebook is about to have stars…Reality Stars.
According to Variety:
“Facebook’s push into original television-style programming is continuing. The social-media company has given a greenlight to “Last State Standing,” a reality competition series from “American Ninja Warrior” producer A. Smith and Co.
The show will feature one contestant from each of the 50 states. Those contestants will compete in a series of games for a $500,000 grand prize. A. Smith and Co.’s Arthur Smith will produce.”
Potentially, I could be sold on this. I spend more time on Facebook than I do watching most television. But, what type of show will it be? Clearly competitive; will we get something similar to Big Brother and Survivor or something completely original?
Either way, it looks like Facebook is putting a lot a lot of faith and money into their production.
“Facebook is prepared to pay as much as $250,000 per episode for its planned original video initiative, Reuters reported in May. The company also plans to license shorter-form content for $10,000 to $35,000 an episode, and has signed on Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, and Group Nine Media to produce videos.”
I’m conflicted. It sounds exhausting and silly, but at the same time could be a lot of fun. I’m not committed to an opinion yet, but definitely hope to see a killer cast. Perhaps a Drag Queen on the series or one of The Ballsmashers will definitely have me tuning in on my mobile device.
Would you audition for Facebook’s first reality show?
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