I love a lot of reality shows, but some of these are getting pretty far-fetched...

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Jobless Get Their Own Reality TV Show
Tue Oct 8, 5:38 AM ET
By Mary Sutter 

MIAMI (Variety) - A controversial Argentinean reality TV show that pits unemployed people against each other could soon be adapted for TV stations around the world. 

Sony Pictures Television Intl. has acquired the international format rights to 'Human Resources' (Recursos humanos) in which jobless contestants compete for jobs, cash, prizes and employee benefits. Critics claim the show makes light of the tragedy of unemployment. 

Similar formats, such as Hong Kong's 'Job Matchmaker,' are already out there; German cable channel Neun Live is prepping an unnamed show along the same lines. Before it even airs, critics are denouncing it as exploitative. 

Sony defended its new acquisition. 'In addition to its truly feel-good outcome, 'Human Resources' also imparts valuable insights and guidance for anyone who will ever be looking for work,' said Steve Kent, the studio's executive VP of international productions. 'It's a show where everybody wins, because even the losing contestant earns something which is a big help when you're unemployed.' 

'Human Resources' awards all contestants with health benefits just for being on the show as well as scholarships, home appliances and cash. Question Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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Would you watch a reality show about unemployed people fighting for a job?
I love a lot of reality shows, but some of these are getting pretty far-fetched...

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Jobless Get Their Own Reality TV Show

Tue Oct 8, 5:38 AM ET

By Mary Sutter

MIAMI (Variety) - A controversial Argentinean reality TV show that pits unemployed people against each other could soon be adapted for TV stations around the world.

Sony Pictures Television Intl. has acquired the international format rights to `Human Resources` (Recursos humanos) in which jobless contestants compete for jobs, cash, prizes and employee benefits. Critics claim the show makes light of the tragedy of unemployment.

Similar formats, such as Hong Kong`s `Job Matchmaker,` are already out there; German cable channel Neun Live is prepping an unnamed show along the same lines. Before it even airs, critics are denouncing it as exploitative.

Sony defended its new acquisition. `In addition to its truly feel-good outcome, `Human Resources` also imparts valuable insights and guidance for anyone who will ever be looking for work,` said Steve Kent, the studio`s executive VP of international productions. `It`s a show where everybody wins, because even the losing contestant earns something which is a big help when you`re unemployed.`

`Human Resources` awards all contestants with health benefits just for being on the show as well as scholarships, home appliances and cash.


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19 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 11/21/02 - 3:13:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd rather watch paint dry.
19 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 11/24/02 - 10:39:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't watch any reality shows. I don't watch TV to see "reality" (or some warped version of it.) I watch TV to escape from reality.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/17/02 - 8:30:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
That sounds kind of sad.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/17/02 - 9:00:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
There is a web site that is somewhat along those lines. They have homeless people fight each other for money. It’s very twisted and a bit disturbing one of those sights that seems just wrong. Bum Fight
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/17/02 - 9:23:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
why watch the show when you can participate in person?
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/17/02 - 9:29:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
lol@czar. reality tv at it's best,huh?
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/17/02 - 9:31:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
They'll never run out of ideas, will they?
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/17/02 - 9:37:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
I hate reality tv!!! It got old after the first season of Survivor, and I didnt even watch it.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/22/02 - 8:39:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
that's depressing
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 2/8/03 - 2:34:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've watched that show before. It *is* very depressing, but it's good that it's there.. at least it helps someone.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/10/09 - 5:17:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/10/09 - 5:19:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
That sounds incredibly depressing. I would never watch such a show.



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