Following “Big Brother” tonight on CBS was the debut of a new reality show “There Goes the Neighborhood.” Eight families are cut off from the outside world by a giant wall. They must compete against each other in challenges and each week one family will be banished from the neighborhood, thereby eliminating them from contention for the show’s $250,000 prize. It’s the “Amazing Race: Family Edition” meets “The Village.” Check out a video preview here.
The show is hosted by “American Idol” finalist Matt Rogers, which is cool. The show was recorded in Kennesaw, Georgia, which is outside Atlanta. For the program, producers built a 20-foot tall wall around the competitors’ neighborhood to enforce their isolation from the outside world. They are also not allowed to have TV, phone or internet. In fact, electricity was cut off for everything except lights and air conditioning.