The company that brought you American Idol is now straining against the limits of the medium with the first ever foray into “post reality entertainment.” If I Can Dream, Lisa de Moraes writes, will tell the “authentic story” of some authentic young Americans—a musician, an actor, two actresses, and a model—living in Hollywood, but tells it around the clock on TV, the web, social networking sites, etc.
The show is set to debut early next year. The cast, all searching for a dream while living together in the Hollywood Hills—that sounds slightly familiar—will be open to interactions from the viewing audience via a website. “Hate what she's wearing?” Moraes writes in the Washington Post. “Tell her so.” The “Lucky Post-Reality Five” will be filmed non-stop, every day—and should one decamp for a less scrutinizing locale, viewers will have a hand in picking the new resident. (Read more Simon Fuller stories.)