TV Land goes young by enlisting Ashton Kutcher for 'generational' version of 'Beauty and the Geek'
Image Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic.comIt’s official: TV Land isn’t just for old people anymore! The burgeoning cable network has greenlit a new reality show from Ashton Kutcher’s production company called Forever Young, which amounts to a competition series featuring pairs of young and old folks who are forced to get to know each other and battle against other young/old duos. They’re literally calling it a “generational” version of Kutcher’s one-time hit Beauty and the Geek and “part reality show, part social experiment.”
The addition of Young to the line-up seems to take TV Land from being almost exclusively an old person’s network (hello, Hot in Cleveland and She’s Got the Look, not to mention all those old-skewing reruns!) to—errrrr, hmmm—maybe we’ll call it a “multi-generational” network? It’s certainly still not young, that’s for sure (and really, would we want it to be?), but this seems like a step in the direction of TV Land skewing a bit more youthful.
And also, with this news, it’s official: TV Land is obsessed with the concept of age in general. Right? Nearly every original show in their line-up has a focus on aging or the disparity of age or things of that nature. Hot in Cleveland focuses on ladies who obsess about getting older and move to Cleveland to get away from the ageism of L.A.; She’s Got the Look is basically America’s Next Top Model for older women; and now this.
How are you feeling about the All-About-Age Network known as TV Land? Will you watch Forever Young? It’d probably be appropriate to post your age with your comments below.
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