FOX Pushes the Boundaries of Reality TV

As much as we like to live in denial, there’s no denying the fact that when more viewers are choosing the likes of SUPERNANNY and WIFE SWAP over TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES and DOLLHOUSE, reality television is here to stay.

Which is why we at thought now would be the opportune time to highlight — for those of you who can’t seem to get your fill of backstabbing, fear factoring, gross out contestants — an entire channel dedicated to all the shows you love (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!)

Fox Reality Channel is the premier destination for unscripted programming and this month, they’re going a little nuts with SOLITARY 3.0. 

SOLITARY 3.0 is an original series that subjects nine contestants to the whim of ‘Val,’ a sarcastic and faceless taskmaster. Contestants are each placed in an isolation pod and given various challenges that test their physical and psychological endurance. There are no alliances, no politics and no immunity. In fact, the only way to lose is to quit.

Which naturally got us thinking, for $50,000 where would you draw the line? Would you subject yourself to placing forty “flesh clips” on your body? A dozen mousetraps? Being forced to write “I Love Val” on a chalkboard 500 times over Bart Simpson style? Or having a mask cover your nose while you’re forced to breath in concocted scents such as spoiled fish, cow intestines, rotten oysters and rancid cat food?

Because we’d certainly be game. Although we would have to draw the line at an ACCORDING TO JIM marathon. What about you?

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