Canada’s U8TV looking for eight new non-“hip and trendy” “Lofters.”

Canada’s U8TV looking for eight new non-“hip and trendy” “Lofters.”
Canada’s U8TV, a year-long reality TV project that finds eight 20-somethigns living in a loft and hosting shows on TV and the web, is looking for new cast members. Those selected get $30,000–and their lives broadcast 24/7 over the web. What kind of person do you have to be to get on the show? U8TV’s president tells The Globe and Mail that last year’s group was “too urbane, too uniformly hip and trendy.” There’s an open casting call today in Toronto, and auditions next week in Vancouver and Calgary.

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Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


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Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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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.