Thursday, June 30

ABC: Avoiding Big Controversy?

Is this the beginning of the end of reality show mania..? Or does this mark a new turning point in the marketing thereof?

ABC's new reality series "Welcome to the Neighborhood" is apparently no longer welcome to a time slot. The network has pulled the show just days before the debut, despite several weeks of heavy promotion.

The concept -- three white Christian families in Texas pick their new neighbors -- was apparently too offensive to too many. The seven families vying for the new home included an Asian family, a African-American family, a Hispanic family, a gay couple with a black child, a Wiccan family, a family of tattooed and pierced Republicans, and a poor white family. In addition to all of the stereotypical comments that ensue, conservative Christian groups are assailing the show for making all of them look like bigots.

All I can say is... what a way to generate buzz for placing it on the fall schedule. Nothing makes people more curious than what they can't see.


At 7/01/2005 03:50:00 PM, Blogger Jeremy said...

What, no Jews? Then, hilarity would have ensued.

At 7/12/2005 11:28:00 PM, Anonymous RPS said...

A family of Canadians would have been fun. Although all that polite-ness would have been a ratings-killer.

For which the Canadian family would have apologized, and politely moved back home.

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