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It’s official! There’s a reality show for every Tom, Dick & Airline passenger

Just when I thought I saw it all after learning that the Weather Channel has a reality show (Lifeguards and soon Arctic Pilots), I flipped through channels this evening and discovered that Lifetime has a show about Southwest airline passengers at the Airline boarding gateReally? Is this necessary and compelling television? Have we run out of ideas already?

I watched a few minutes and could imagine  the brain cloud that thought of this concept: Someone was watching an 11 o’clock news report about passengers stranded at an airport after a terrible storm grounded some flights and said, “hey how about we create a reality show out of this?”

So we can add exhausted lady with a headscarf on her head clutching a pillow to the list of people who have launched their respective careers off reality TV shows including:

  • Kids of 90s celebs (VH1’s Hogan Knows Best and MTV’s Run’s House & The Osbournes)
  • Playboy bunnies (E!’s Girls Next Door)
  • Caterers (VH1’s Chef Roble & Company)
  • Restaurateurs (Top chef, Hell’s Kitchen, Sweetie Pies)
  • Bakers (Cake Boss, Cupcake wars, Georgetown Cupcake, Just Desserts, DC Cupcake)
  • Hairdressers (Tabitha Takeover, Jerseylicious, LA Hair, Shear Genius)
  • Tattoo artists (LA Ink, Miami Ink, InkMaster )
  • Drunk reckless young adults (Jersey Shore, Bad Girls Club, Real World)
  • Brides (Bridezillas, A Wedding Story, Say Yes to the Dress)
  • Flunkies (I want to work for Diddy, Paris Hilton’s BFF, Running Russell Simmons)
  • Gold diggers (For the Love of Ray J, A Shot of Love with Tila Tequila, Flavor of Love, I love New York, Rock of Love, Millionaire Matchmaker, Real Chance of Love)
  • Designers (Project Runway, The Fashion Show, Design Star, Project Accessories)
  • Models (America’s Next Top Model, Make me a Supermodel)
  • Nannies (SuperNanny, Nanny 911)
  • Angry Black Women (Real Housewives of Atlanta, Basketball Wives, Love & Hip Hop)
  • Washed up stars (The Surreal Life, Celebrity Rehab, Celebrity Fit Club)
  • Cheapskates  (Extreme Couponing)
  • Parents to a boatload of kids (John and Kate plus 8, The Duggars, 9 by Design)
  • Fishermen (The Deadliest Catch)
  • Dieters (The Biggest Loser, Dance your ass off, Celebrity Fit Club)
  • Video Vixens (Candy Girls)
  • Publicists (The Spin Crowd, The PoweR Girls, The City)
  • Spoiled Rich Kids (The Hills, My Super Sweet Sixteen, You’re Cut Off)
  • Teen moms (16 and pregnant, Teen moms)
  • Dance crews (Dance mom, So You think you can dance, America’s Best Dance crew)
  • Kardashians (Lamar & Khloe, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Keeping up with the Kardashians)

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