Mark Burnett is set on creating a reality show to find the next rock star and he’s hired away a top American Idol producer to help with the effort.
Look, I give Mark Burnett his due. Not only did he help to create a new form on network television, but he has been incredibly adept at turning the revolution he ignited into even more personal success and wealth. And while I’m not a major fan, I have on occasion enjoyed a Burnett show (I actually love his first effort that follows competitors on an Eco-Challenge).
But let me be blunt in addressing both Burnett specifically and reality TV in general:
Stay the hell away from rock and roll.