Sunday, May 11, 2008

TImberlake and MTV Team Up for New Reality Show

Posted By on Sun, May 11, 2008 at 4:00 AM

MTV has greenlighted a reality game show from Justin Timberlake and American Idol producers FremantleMedia North America.

"The Phone," pits two contestants in a race against time to accomplish a mission together and win a cash prize. Each episode begins with two hidden cell phones ringing at opposite ends of a major city. Once answered, a mysterious guide gives contestants five seconds to decide whether they wish to play, at which point the competition begins.

"We're turning the reality competition format on its head and plunging the contestants into a real-life Bourne Identity -- not just in the tone and creative but also in terms of the visual style and pacing," said Tony Disanto, executive vp programming and series development at MTV.

Well, okay then. You've been warned.

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