CNN could be adding a little more than the usual 24 hours of news to its lineup: the network is reportedly in talks with reality TV producers to spice up its programming schedule with some unscripted television.
According to a report in the New York Post, the news network is seeking out politically minded celebs for possible reality or late-night talk shows. It’s also talking to outside reality TV producers to create content.
CNN is experiencing its worst ratings in two decades, and is bouncing around ideas that include adding a new panel-hosted talk show (essentially “an 11 p.m. version of ‘The View'”), and hiring non-news personalities (a la new hire Anthony Bourdain). The network also wants to add around five new reality shows that would air on Saturday and Sunday nights.
Deadline reports that a CNN spokesperson confirmed that the news channel is looking into creating “non-fiction original series for the weekend.”
What do you think of potential CNN reality shows?