The stars of the show will be high-schoolers Stephen, Kristen, Lauren (LC), Lo, Christina, Trey and Morgan, who’ve been friends since grade-school. The five girls and two boys will be followed to the prom, on dates and on college visits as their real lives serve as the show’s drama. The show will forgo confessionals and interviews, which have become a staple of reality shows. Instead, the teens will be oblivious to the digital cameras monitoring their every move, and editors will create a narrative story out of the footage. (filmstew)
MTV is stealing, er, make that borrowing Fox’s The OC concept and making its own series based in Orange County, reports infobeat. OK, but, like, Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County will be unscripted, with real teens, but will look like a drama rather than a scripted show like the real The OC, which is scripted and also looks like a drama, because it is. Follow? The MTV show will observe the lives of seven teens, being called “glamorous” (because, God knows, Mischa Barton and Benjamin McKenzie, are drab) who will apparently not all live in a house together and “confess” directly to the camera, because that would be The Real World: Laguna Beach, wouldn’t it?