I love a good reality TV spoof!! Funny or Die is partnering with TBS for a comedic reality TV competition about the search for "america's next top weatherman" an obvious dig at the long-running series America's Next Top Model (which I won't lie, I've seen every episode of).
12 contestants. $100,000. The chance to deliver one weather report on CNN. The stakes are high!!!
While the series is a sarcastic take on reality-TV shows, the competition itself is actually real. Contestants will be eliminated based on their skills as a weatherperson (still not exactly sure what these skills are) and a final winner will be chosen after eight episodes.
The show's producer, Mark Burnett, is well-known in the world of reality TV and he's working with Funny Or Die to make fun of the industry that he has worked in forever. If this is anything like the other content created by Funny Or Die, it's going to be awesome.
I hope the show stays true to reality TV with some intense physical challenges and a super rude panel of judges that go on and on about the trials and tribulations of being a weatherperson.
We'll find out when America's Next Top Weatherman premieres August 8 on TBS.