Wednesday, October 01, 2008

TV Series Idea

Have I mentioned that I do not watch much television? Due to our rotten reception of signals via our rabbit ear antenna, we only ever see PBS on any kind of a regular basis. Also, our daughter tends to monopolize the TV set with her My Little Pony, Veggie Tales, Clifford, Wiggles, etc. videos.


But I understand there is an over-ripe trend called "reality programming" that is being beaten to death. I have not watched a micro-second, ever, of Big Brother or Survivor or Hell's Kitchen or That One With That Trump Guy.


That will not stop me from pitching my own "reality series" idea, though. Here it is:


TURNAROUND!


A floundering company is examined as they circle the rim into closure.


A baseline episode would document their problems. Cash flow. Personnel Issues. Management structure and style. Customer problems. Whatever.


Then, "Team Turnaround" would be let loose. This would be a group of consultants that would attack and correct each problematic area. Engineers could review manufacturing issues. Accountants would go over the books. HR specialists would review and improve HR issues.


Will managers be "voted off the island?"

Will money-losing scrap and waste centers be identified and eliminated?

Will the company flat line or recover?

Will there be champagne or pad-locked gates?



Sounds like a compelling idea. Well, to me, anyway.

Of course, I wouldn't get to watch it, what with the rabbit ears and all...

4 Comments:

Blogger Allan said...

I like. Howzabaout "Bail-out", using almost the same format and concept as you propose, just on a national level?

October 03, 2008 4:47 PM  
Blogger Craig D said...

allan: PREPOSTEROUS! There has to be some shred of reality, however small, to such a plan.

October 03, 2008 6:27 PM  
Blogger citizen of the world said...

Now you're just being silly.

October 03, 2008 11:37 PM  
Blogger Xbox4NappyRash said...

I kid you not, but that DOES sound very like a show airing in the UK at the moment...

October 04, 2008 8:51 AM  

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