Sunday, March 22, 2009

JT = television producer

Justin Timberlake is producing a new reality show for MTV called The Phone, and it's sure to get participants' and viewers' hearts racing.

The Phone is based on a Dutch TV show, which pits contestants in a race against time and each other to accomplish a mission and win a cash prize.

Here’s a synopsis via Access Hollywood: Each episode will begin with two strategically placed cell phones ringing at opposite ends of a major metropolitan city. Once answered, a mysterious guide gives contestants five seconds to decide if they want to play the game.

If they accept, the competition begins, throwing the two contestants into an intense race, where they must communicate via cell phone to succeed.

The guide will also be communicating with the game players via cell phone, as a helicopter in the sky tracks their every move, exploit and error – with each failed task chipping away at the cash prize.

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