August 17th, 2009
04:50 PM ET
It’s official. Social media has reached a new high in the world of television … and the world of television has reached a new low. Deliberately.
I received a PR release from Rooftop Comedy last week. Apparently the broadcast network MavTV has come up with the ultimate show in TV/Web convergence. The show will allow users to submit text, photo, audio or video content to be paired with professional comedy clips.
Its title? “That Sucks.”
Now, there’s a great appetite on the Web for people’s horror stories. From FMyLife.com to FailBlog.org, we love to know that our own lives aren’t quite as bad as someone else’s. But does an entire television show about how much things suck cross a line?
According to the release, the show’s premise is really that simple:
What do you think? Is this focus on failure going too far? Or is this viewer/producer convergence a great idea?
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