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TV Big Shot Launch

September 18, 2007 by  

twop.jpgIf you’ve cursed the TV gods that cancelled your favorite show, argued heatedly about network scheduling decisions and secretly speculated that you could do a better job than the networks’ programmers, here’s your chance to prove it. Television Without Pity (TWOP) presents, an online season-long game that allows users to play ‘network executive’ by creating their own fantasy network lineups and awarding the individual with the most points a $100,000 grand prize

Starting with a budget of $300 million virtual dollars, each player must purchase shows for their daily primetime lineup. The user-created networks will earn points based on the success of their chosen rosters and will compete against each other for the top spot. At the end of the 2007-08 season, the player whose network has accumulated the most points – based on actual ratings for the programs, ratings growth, and “buzz” measured by press coverage and awards garnered – will win the $100,000 grand prize.

“Viewers root for their favorite shows just like their favorite sports teams,” said Klarman. “TVBigshot gives them the chance to channel that passion and take on their friends and the network executives.”

Like the real television world, the game can change at any time. Points are lost when a show declines in ratings, or worse, gets cancelled. Players have the power to call the shots, making executive decisions to sell shows in order to purchase others.
TVBigshot will offer special monthly showdowns throughout the television season for secondary prizes, allowing new players to join in the competition at any time.

This actually sounds like a lot of fun, and the $100k grand prize would be pretty sweet. But will I have time along with my new duties at Dunder Mifflin Infinity? Any of you planning on playing along? Let me know

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7 Responses to “TV Big Shot Launch”

  1. Kristi on September 18th, 2007 4:01 pm

    Woah, awesome! I will totally play 🙂 The site seems to be down right now though.. so i’ll try again later.

  2. Buzz on September 18th, 2007 4:07 pm

    Oh, it’s SO on.

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  4. Kelly on September 18th, 2007 7:01 pm

    I got an email about this this morning so of course I had to sign up! I got through creating my profile but now the site is down….too much traffic. Sounds like fun! Yet another reason to be excited for Fall TV ( like we needed any more)

  5. Rae on September 18th, 2007 10:20 pm

    Kath! How can you not play along with this one?! I’m playing but need to come up with a better network name, stat. I don’t quite get how it’ll work, though, as the actual ratings a show will get won’t actually reflect what it would necessarily get on my network at the time I schedule it… right?

  6. Hayley on September 18th, 2007 11:14 pm

    Sounds like it will be a lot of fun. Do you have to live in America to play?? It probably helps tho right…..damn it…..

  7. Carli on September 19th, 2007 1:03 pm

    Just signed up!