By Simon Vozick-Levinson
September 19, 2007 at 11:42 PM EDT

Well, that was quick. Just last week, 19-year-old YouTube sensation Chris Crocker — you know, the kid behind that “LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE” clip (below; clip contains some NSFW language) — was telling EW’s Tim Stack that he was hoping to score his own reality show soon: “‘I’m trying to kind of parlay this into a ticket out ofhere.” And parlay it he has, according to Variety, which reports that he’s already signed a reality-TV development deal with production company 44 Blue.

This sounds like one of those ideas that everyone involved with will soon wish never occurred to them. 44 Blue isn’t exactly the most distinguished company in the reality biz — the most notable projects listed on their MySpace page are MSNBC’s prison doc series Lock-up and the History Channel’s Mega Movers, which is about, uh, how large stuff gets moved around. But I’m not sure even Mark Burnett himself could make Crocker’s histrionic kvetching watchable for much longer than that 2:11 YouTube vid.

Or maybe that’s just my envy of the entertainment industry’s radiant future talking. Either way, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time until someone posts up a “LEAVE CHRIS CROCKER ALONE!” rant on YouTube, so I’ll leave it at that. Is anyone out there actually hoping Crocker’s show makes it out of development?

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