Get ready to watch some of your colleagues in the startup world entertain us
make fools out of themselves on national television. As we heard earlier this year, Bravo was casting for a new reality TV series based on the tech world and Silicon Valley. Today, Bravo confirmed that the unscripted, reality show is in fact being produced and is currently called “Silicon Valley,” though this title is still up in the air. As if one weren’t enough, it looks like the startup world will also be profiled in a new reality show featuring Ben Huh and his team at ICanHazCheezburger, called appropriately “Huh.”
According to Bravo, the infamous Randi Zuckerberg will be the series’ Executive Producer, Teaming up with internet entrepreneur Randi Zuckerberg, Bravo captures the intertwining lives of young professionals on the path to becoming Silicon Valley’s next great success stories.
From a video featuring clips from the show it looks like The Next Web journalist Hermione Way, Kim Taylor (Account Director at Ampush Media), and Dwight Crow (founder of a Y Combinator startup) are all part of the show. You can watch the clip here.
As you may know, former journalist Ben Huh founded Cheezburger in 2007 and has grown the startup from a small site to a network of fifty sites that have brought internet memes and tech culture mainstream–though you can’t really get more mainstream than reality television. Huh’s show is currently titled “Huh?”, and will provide an inside view into what it’s like to work for the LOLcats creator.
Here’s Bravo’s description of “Huh:” Ever wonder who is behind those hilarious cat memes? Bravo goes inside the office of Ben Huh and his eclectic staff at icanhascheezburger.com, one of the largest humor publishers on the Internet known for their popular LOLs and FAILs.
It should be interesting to see if Silicon Valley startup life makes for good reality TV, especially to Bravo’s mainstream audience. Bloomberg TV produced a reality show on incubator TechStars, and producer Cameron Casey, is filming another startup-focused reality show, following entrepreneurs out of the LA-based Start Engine accelerator.
What do you think? Will the Bay Area startup scene provide enough drama and entertainment for the next hit reality show? Tech blogs alone are a gold mine.