eBay TV Finally Moves Towards Reality
from the the-sooner-it-goes-on-the-air,-the-sooner-it-can-be-canceled dept
Apparently, "internet time" doesn't apply when it comes to taking a popular website and turning it into a TV show. eBay, which announced plans for a TV show two years ago has finally gone into production. The show isn't going to involve any actual auctions, but rather focus on stories behind certain items being auctioned. Of course, since auctions only last a week or so, I wonder how timely could this be? I also think they need to spice it up a bit more if they're going to get viewers. Supposedly, the two years were spent brainstorming different ideas for the show, and the best they could come up with was a slightly tweaked version of "Antiques Roadshow"? In this day of reality television, any such show needs a hook - and this doesn't seem to have one other than the eBay brand. My guess is that, like the brand new The Smoking Gun TV show (also based on a popular website and also staring someone from The Daily Show), this idea isn't likely to last very long on the air. It seems the path from dot com to TV isn't that easy.