The cable network known for its hair-pulling, table-turning, housewife-humiliating reality lineup is zooming its lens on Silicon Valley with a reality series co-produced by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s sister.
Randi Zuckerberg, Zuck’s older sister and former Facebooker, is an executive producer on “Silicon Valley” (working title), a show chronicling the adventures of Valley entrepreneurs and groupies as they seek Facebook-style fame and fortune.
“Teaming up with internet entrepreneur Randi Zuckerberg, Bravo captures the intertwining lives of young professionals on the path to becoming Silicon Valley’s next great success stories,” the network said in a statement about its new programming.
The series has been in the works for several months now, and we fully expect it to be leaps-and-bounds more scintillating than startup life actually is (think hyperbole on the level of The Social Network). Last October, Bravo started trolling Craigslist for confident, 20-somethings with TV-sized personalities, and even pitched tech celebrity and Digg founder Kevin Rose on the concept (he tweeted his disgust).
Also proving that the Internet in its entirety has jumped the shark, Bravo will further glamorize meme-mavens with the series “Huh?,” the (true?) story of Ben Huh and his crew of I Can Has Cheezburger fame.
Here’s Bravo’s description of the show: “Ever wonder who is behind those hilarious cat memes? Bravo goes inside the office of Ben Huh and his eclectic staff at icanhascheezburger.com, one of the largest humor publishers on the Internet known for their popular LOLs and FAILs.”
Maybe these new series aren’t must-see TV, but they are “can’t not watch” TV — at least the premiere episodes, that is. Forgive us if we hope for a Mark Zuckerberg cameo or two.