Can you impress Padma? And the other ones on the show?
Not every casting call around Brooklyn is a ridiculous, desperate attempt to chase the zeitgeist. If you’ve been impressing your friends by creating dishes they actually enjoy eating, and their praise has gone your head, we’ve got good news: Bravo’s Top Chef is holding an open casting call here in Brooklyn. Finally, your chance to be on reality TV in Brooklyn that doesn’t have the word “hipster” attached to it. (more…)
Are you a total Marnie? In that your friends think you’re frigid and hateful? via Paper Mag
Just like the tour bus of our dreams nightmares, a reality show about Girls was bound to happen. This is despite the fact that the show already cuts to the bone with cringeworthy realness. But we guess since there’s no hair pulling or catfights (the true arbiter of realness, if reality TV is to be believed) on Girls, we guess it’s time for the reality show version of it to rear its ugly head. Jezebel found the casting call, and hey, it’s vague enough that you could end up being on the show. (more…)
To paraphrase a comedian from The Moon show last month, it is probably a sad state of the economy that we now have a reality show wherein the prize is not money, trips or washer-dryer sets but a … job. The CBS show, simply called The Job, aims to give contestants “a chance to win dynamic positions with potential for enormous growth at … at their dream company in industries such as fashion, game design, sports, travel and entertainment.” Of course, considering current conditions, we might consider slapping some bitches on TV for health insurance ourselves, and maybe you would too, so you can now apply to be on it! (more…)
What Brooklynites really need, now more than ever, is not more money, is not more soda, is not a faster ride on the G train. What Brooklynites really need is a TV show telling us how a group of girls in their mid-20s are living in Brooklyn after college. Right? Right? Gallery Girls is the latest effort by Bravo to use a bunch of white girls to create a totally relatable narrative about New York City to be marketed to a bunch of people who can’t afford cable. The show, which premiers tonight at 10pm, follows a flock of indistinguishable young females as they attempt to navigate the art world, which appears to be a terrible thing to ever be involved in. And although they’re struggling to land internships and pay rent just like the rest of us, the show is relatable in one very definitive way: we all hate rich girls. (more…)
Would you trust this man with your life? Your hair?
You could get on TV by selling your teen-mom, fake-tanning soul for a gig feeding MTV’s ever-hungry maw of reality shows. Or you could do something that might actually make you a better person. Let’s say you’re a mother who always wanted to start a restaurant, or maybe a restaurant owner who moonlights as a banker but secretly wants to be a mother. Ex-fast food junkie Morgan Spurlock wants to make your dreams come tr… well, at least make less afraid to fail at those dreams. Spurlock and his team over at Warrior Poets (the ones behind Super Size Me and Pom Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold) are looking for New York City-based dreamers for their newest web series, The Failure Club, set to begin production this fall for the Yahoo! Network. The deadline to apply is saturday. (more…)
Remember them? Shut your teen whore mouth because no you do not.
Yo, broke brahs! Are you a totally souped-up rad dude? Or a tween hoping to ruin the future life of your newborn baby? Here’s your chance: MTV is casting a ton of crap right now, and they want you! From the creative geniuses that brought you Teen Mom, A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila (see what they did there?) and the infamous Jersey Shore, comes a new reality show, or one that already exists, starring you! They’re looking for all sorts of people from different walks of life who are willing to trade a little dignity for tevee fame, so before long you could go from average nobody to trading tweets with John McCain and writing best-selling books. Here is a sampling of three ways you can have your life filmed, then chopped into filler between commercial breaks. (more…)
Project Runway wants some BK stitches for next season
If you’re either one of the two, you’ve got a chance to make your mark on reality TV. And if you’re both a well-tanned hottie and fashion designer… we don’t want to hear about it. There are a couple of casting calls going on right now that are bound to land Brooklyn in the reality TV spotlight. Project Runway is looking for Brooklyn clothing designers for next season, and the upcoming beach-party-of-a-show Brooklyn Beach Club is looking for anyone tanned, toned, oiled and willing to party. In case you weren’t entirely clear on where Brooklyn’s TV personality was headed. (more…)
Broke? Jobless? Hair's Donny! image via dealbreaker.com
Quit your arduous job search, stop the interviews and pull down that LinkedIn profile, brokesters, because your get-rich scheme has finally arrived. A tipster passed along this casting call:
NBC is casting for its new edition of The Apprentice and is looking for business professionals who have been affected by the economic downturn and are ready to go to work again. People of all ages are welcome to apply from recent college grads to executives who are 40+.(more…)
Meet Ben Elliott, a genetically gifted yet financially bereft model/actor from Brooklyn—Williamsburg? Greenpoint?—who’s one of the five stars of the new web-only reality show from American Idol creator Simon Fuller. If I Can Dream, which debuted on Hulu today, transplants five up-and-coming talents—a model, three actors and a rocker—to Hollywood, where they live in a house and pursue big-time fame. Ben, who’s 22, is filmed skateboarding around BK with his suspiciously camera-ready posse until he’s saved from his empty fridge and groady couch by Fuller & Co. “Surviving New York with no money is not easy, but I did it,” he says in the following video clip, “so I can go anywhere.” (more…)