convicts may be the next contestants on a (proposed) reality TV show.

convicts may be the next contestants on a (proposed) reality TV show.
If a proposed show gets developed, ex-convicts might be the next cast of a reality TV show–and we’re not talking about the next cast of Big Brother 2. Danger Island will put 12 convicted felons on an island to compete for $1 million; they’ll have to escape from “professional manhunters” in order to keep going. According to the show’s site, “[t]he prize will be given to the victim of the winner’s last crime.” The show’s site also asks visitors to lobby the networks to put the show on the air.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.