Solitary / Human Tamagochi

I was hoping that I was being ridiculous when creating the “ultimate reality TV show format” – Human Tamagochi – in 2001…

but apparently Fox TV thinks it’s a good idea.

According to Boing Boing and Mother Jones

As part of the “Torture Hits Home” package in the new issue of Mother Jones, Michael Mechanic has written a terrific story about the Fox reality TV show Solitary. The show features contestants who undergo brutal psychological and physical “treatments” with a $50,000 prize as the carrot on the stick.