Look, you Twitter. Sure. Everyone twitters. Last night your mom tweeted “10 minutes until I eat soup! Lots Of Love!” But just because everyone does something doesn’t mean we need a TV show about it. But just because everyone does something, of course they’re making a TV show about it. From the AP:
Twitter, the Web site that asks what everybody’s doing, says it wants to be doing a TV series.
The social-networking site has teamed with Reveille productions and Brillstein Entertainment Partners to develop an unscripted series based on the popular site, which invites 140-character postings from members around the world.
The show would harness Twitter to put players on the trail of celebrities in an interactive, competitive format, the show’s producers announced Monday.
“Right now, Twitter is an incredible technological and cultural phenomenon,” said executive producer Amy Ephron, who created the TV show and took it to Twitter.
The producers call their proposed series the first to bring the immediacy of Twitter to the TV screen.
Yuck. That doesn’t even make any sense. Harnessing Twitter to put players on the trail of celebrities in a competitive format? Huh? The first series to bring the immediacy of Twitter to the TV screen? Wha? Oh, wait, I get it…like regular live TV, which we have had for A MILLION YEARS, but mundane, intensely pointless, and very poorly spelled? Perfect.