Another Reality TV Show Looks to Exploit Shale “Suddenly Rich”

We don’t much care for reality TV shows–especially those that aim to exploit regular folks. The story of fracking and the “untold riches” that flow from it have been the fodder for previous so-called reality TV shows–shows that bombed (see Blood and Oil: New “Reality TV” Series about OH Oil Company and Who Wants to be a (Fracking) Millionaire?). There’s nothing so predictable as a bad idea getting recycled for television. So here we go again. The same people behind “Real Housewives of Orange County” has put out a casting call for people who have struck it rich by signing leases for shale fracking. The new series, titled “Suddenly Rich,” will cast more than just folks who got rich from fracking. They’ll cast people getting rich from the lottery, insurance payout, etc. In other words, they want to show how sudden big money was squandered by poor idiots that don’t know their head from other parts of their anatomy. In a word, it’s about exploitation…

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