Sunday, January 13, 2008

Al Roker to announce Detroit-based show for Spike TV

Al Roker to announce Detroit-based show for Spike TV:
Spike TV, Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are partnering on the reality-based show, titled “DEA.”

Spike, a Viacom-owned cable and dish channel that aims predominantly at male viewers, will have exclusive access to a group of Detroit special agents and task force officers as they tackle the region’s illegal drug problem.

Oh, terrific.

I hope they keep MXC at least six hours away from DEA lest they fuck up MXC, too.


jj mollo said...

Is this the MXC you're talking about? I haven't seen it. I'll take a look.

Al Roker seems like a decent person. Is it going to be a rip-off of Cops? There's actually an opportunity here to show just how stupid the whole drug war is.

Steve said...

That's the one. I hadn't watched it in a while but TIVO keeps recording it as a suggestion. Night before last I happened to click on one, which happened to be the "Republicans vs. Democrats vs. Independents" episode mentioned in the Wikipedia article. It's geared toward the 2004 election but was just as funny this time as last.

Something tells me that, decent person or not, the DEA show will not highlight the stupidity of the drug war.