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Monday, May 25, 2021

Celebrity stalking, 140 characters at a time? That seems to be the premise behind a planned Twitter-based television show:

The social-networking service has teamed with Reveille productions and Brillstein Entertainment to develop an unscripted series based on the site, which invites brief, 140-character postings from members all over the world.

The show would harness Twitter to put players on the trail of celebrities in a competitive format.

The producers call their planned series the first to bring the immediacy of Twitter to the TV screen.

“Competitive format” tweeting? Sounds a bit shaky to me. And I’m sure it’ll piss off the hardcore Twitterati by deflecting focus away from regular folks, in favor of the likes of @THE_REAL_SHAQ, @oprah, and @britneyspears.

If this TMZ-patterned concept tanks, maybe they can repurpose it by selling it to C-SPAN as a Congressional online reality show.

by Costa Tsiokos, Mon 05/25/2009 01:05:22 PM
Category: Celebrity, Internet, Politics, TV
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  1. There is already a Twitter TV Network http://twittertvlive.com
    it’s like CNN meets SNL

    Comment by David — 05/26/2009 @ 10:04:43 AM

  2. Yeah, right. TwitterTVlive is an unofficial YouTubed “production”. This Reveille-Brillstein thing would be real television (although not directly sanctioned by Twitter Inc.). Different order of magnitude.

    Comment by CT — 05/26/2009 @ 10:20:43 AM

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