millionaires, artists sought for new shows.
Two new reality TV shows are casting in New York City; one is looking for artists, while the other is searching for jobless people who are worth more than $10 million. Artstar does not yet have a network, but 300 artists showed up to audition for for the series on Monday morning. According to the New York Times, eight “artists who are selected will be given a group show at Deitch Projects. And in the true spirit of reality television, one could emerge as the big winner and be given a solo show at the gallery, which has shown such established art stars as Mariko Mori and Jeff Koons.” But producers tell the Times that “it is not their intention to impose the tropes of reality television on the show. The artists who are chosen will not be forced to live together in a loft or perform competitive art stunts or cry on camera.” Bo-ring.
Meanwhile, Lloyd Grove reports today that The WB is casting for a show that will star jobless millionaires. The casting director for Survival of the Richest is looking for people who “have at least $10 million and no job.” Grove says Joy Tenenberg will “be in town March 13-15, interviewing rich layabouts at RDF Media’s Ninth Ave. offices – described the new show as ‘a cross between The Simple Life and The Apprentice.’” Gawker will be thrilled to know that its favorite socialite Fabian Basabe says he has “been approached by the show, but nothing’s been finalized yet.”