Justin Timberlake will now be the executive producer of a new reality adventure show to debut on MTV. The reality show genre will be a first for Timberlake.
Called The Phone, the program will be based on a Dutch reality show format, beginning each episode with two hidden cell phones ringing at opposite ends of a major city. Contestants who answer the phones will have five seconds to decide if they want to play along for a cash prize, and then a guide on the other end of the line gives them a mission to complete before the time runs out.
As they embark on their adventure, a helicopter tracks their every move. MTV describes the show as a wild and cinematic ride reminicent of films like The Bourne Identity and The Game.
"Each week will be an action-packed mini-movie," he continued.
The show will premiere this fall, although no specific launch date is available yet.
I'm not really a big fan of reality shows, but this one sounds like it could be fun. It almost seems like "The Amazing Race" except they added a cell phone. I don't know, guess I'll have to wait to check it out.