Just when we thought we are overdosed with reality shows, MySpace and Mark Burnett announced that they are teaming up to launch INDEPENDENT, a groundbreaking political reality show. The show will find the nation’s next great politician through an online, offline, on-air multimedia campaign expected to launch in early 2008.
INDEPENDENT is an interactive television series that will engage and empower young Americans to participate in the political process at an unprecedented level. The show is a reality-based competition where America will select a candidate whom they feel will best reflect the voice of young Americans.
“INDEPENDENT represents a giant leap in the re-democratization of American politics,” said Chris DeWolfe, CEO and co-founder of MySpace. “MySpace puts political power back in the hands of everyday people and INDEPENDENT takes it to a whole new level,” added Tom Anderson, President and co-founder of MySpace.
“Through this new network television series and the partnership of MySpace, we’re going to discover in a big way, what America really thinks, and bring to light the issues that are closest to those who now finally have a chance to be heard,” said Mark Burnett. [Read more…]