UPN to Launch Amish Reality Series
UPN has a new reality show in the works which will follow five Amish kids ages 16-20, who have never been outside their sheltered lives, as they live with five other kids from the "normal" world.
CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves said, "This is not intended to be insulting to the Amish, but to have people who have never had television who will walk down Rodeo Drive and be freaked out by what they see. This will not be denigrating in any way." How watching these cultural neophytes stumble through our cruel world is not "denigrating" in some way is questionable. That said, it will most likely be a popular show. We love watching the oddities of others.