ABC Is Working On A "What Would You Do?" Spin-Off

Details are scarce

Nov 20 2012, 12:17am CST | by

ABC Is Working On A "What Would You Do?" Spin-Off
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ABC's popular hidden camera show, which tries to masquerade itself as some sort of topical and relevant show with newsworthy outcomes, is apparently doing quite well. So well, in fact, that the network is now working on developing a new show with a similar premise.

The show is actually produced by ABC's news division, which has posted a casting notice for the new series.

"This new program will investigate and explore human psychology and behavior. The casting process will be a fascinating opportunity for those who attend to learn about themselves and their fellow human beings," the notice stated.

If you think that kind of sounds like "What Would You Do?" you're right. That sounds exactly like ABC News could have just copied and pasted from that show's original casting process. But surely there is some sort of different twist or turn for this new show.

It's being speculated that this show might actually be broadcast on a different network. It's possible that ABC News might produce the show but then air it on CNN Headline News, which already airs reruns of What Would You Do?

It's weird to see these kinds of shows somehow being tied to news networks or network news divisions. It's kind of like NBC's "How to Catch a Predator," which was likewise produced by NBC News even though it was just sensationalism on TV.

Perhaps the new ABC spin-off could do what "What Would You Do?" never could and actually provide news merit. We'll see.

Via Media Bistro

 
 
 

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