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August 24, 2005

Why didn't Rupert Murdoch think of this?

According to a Reuters article, a new Dutch television station is planning a competition of reality TV shows, which will include one called "I want your child ... and nothing else!" Here's the plan:

"The plan is that we visit potential donors and -- of course on camera -- decide which man is most suitable," the 30-year old woman who will feature in the program said in an interview with De Telegraaf newspaper.

"Afterwards there will be artificial insemination," said the woman who was identified only as "Yessica" and who has bought a house with a room for a child.
And don't forget, there are other reality shows competing for the opportunity to do a series. One of them "follows five former prostitutes starting a cafe."

(hat tip: fee simple)