American TV: Officially Done Trying

Merv Griffen Entertainment is making a TV show — a “reality series” — based on Pac-Man. The videogame.

Fuck, man.

It actually sounds more like a game show — they say it’s going to be like Wipeout, but “bigger” — but I guess they’re calling it a “reality show” because that term is more popular and because the show runners have no dignity or decency whatsoever. I assume it’ll be much like the fan-made movie trailer above above, except the contestant will probably cry about the nightmare their lives have become before and after playing the game, instead of during. Thanks to SlyDante and Drew N. for the tip. (Via The AV Club)