Producers from Bravo TV announced today that their new fall lineup will include Political Panic Room, a reality TV show where political figures will be locked together in an upper East Side Manhattan Panic Room for 45 days.
Mark LeGuay, executive producer for the show, told reporters, “This will be a first for reality TV. A group of 8 contemporary political thought leaders from the worlds of communications, entertainment, business, and government will be sealed together in the panic room of an exclusive upper East Side Manhattan penthouse for 45 days. Their every waking moment will be recorded on closed circuit TV.”
Bravo has announced that first season cast members will include Anne Coulter, Christine O’Donnell, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Janeane Garofalo, Paul Krugman, Colonel Allen West, Anthony Weiner, and Chuck Norris.
LeGuay went on to say, “We look for a lot of in-depth, thoughtful, and substantive interaction between the cast members during their stay in the Political Panic Room. Two teams, or ‘tribes’, will be formed on Day 1 and those tribes will compete weekly for food.”
During their stay in the Political Panic Room, a TV news feed, consisting of current live news stories and ‘fake news’ will be constantly streamed to contestants, who will be allowed no other contact with the outside world.
Producer LeGuay told reporters, “For the ‘fake news’, we will have, among others, stories about the repeal of the second amendment to the Constitution, Hillary Clinton‘s announcement that she will become an independent presidential candidate in 2012, and an outbreak of avian virus that ravages the population and triggers massive social decay and, ultimately, anarchy. We think these stories may make for some lively debate amongst our two tribes.”
LeGuay added “The contestants will be asked to review and rate the truthfulness of the news stories and present their conclusions weekly to a panel of celebrity judges.”
This season’s celebrity judges will include Ariana Huffington, Ted Nugent, and Gary Busey. Judges will be on hand for a live telecast each week to judge the tribes’ presentations and select the tribe member who will be eliminated.
The TV news feed of real and fake news will run 18 hours a day and will alternate with broadcasts of Rush Limbaugh‘s radio program and re-broadcasts of Keith Olbermann‘s new CurrentTV show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann.
At the end of the 45 days, the surviving tribe will be awarded $1 million dollars which will be donated to the charity of their choice.
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