Michael Vick’s dogs getting reality show

Ok, could everyone just turn off your tv sets for a few weeks so these people will understand that we are not going to watch just any old thing they give us?

The latest… Michael Vick’s dogs are getting their own reality show.

National Geographic Channel said Monday that its new series “Dogtown” will spend the next few months documenting the attempted rehabilitation of 22 dogs that belonged to jailed Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and are now residing at Dogtown, the Best Friends animal sanctuary in Utah.

“Dogtown” is in production on new episodes set to premiere in the summer.

The series will focus on four of the toughest cases as the experts at Dogtown try to “resocialize these seriously aggressive pit bulls.”

— Hollywood Reporter: NGC to follow rehab of Vick’s dogs

They should either get permission to use Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab” as the theme song… or perhaps get permission to send Amy Winehouse along with the dogs to be “resocialized”. And I can’t believe the producers don’t see this as the dogs going from one kind of exploitation to another. I guess *gasp!* exploitation = bad and *awww!* exploitation = good? πŸ™„

Seriously, it’s time to work my way through my Netflix queue and continue finding clever and interesting shows from the BBC that we’ll never see over here. Part of me is pleased about the strike because it’s highlighting a vital part of the Hollywood machine as well as showing how desperately fragile the industry is. They have to put on something so they can intersperse the commercials and endorsements and make you think that you really need a Hummer in the drive and an HDTV in the living room — both for the upcoming Super Bowl, of course.

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2 Responses

  1. Lolypup says:

    Pitting animals against each for a fight to the death match is more than exploitation, its cruel, plain and simple. Broadcasting the resocialization of these animals might be exploitation but whats it exploiting is the cruelty behind animal abuse and the amount of work it requires to saves these animals.

    Currently cities all across the country immediately destroy these animals if and when they are taken from abusive homes simply because of their breed. Hopefully this exploitation will reach some of the abusive people and make them realize that what they are doing is sick.

    Besides watching this has to be better than the American Idol crap that America seems fascinated with these days, oh’ wait its been years. We wonder whats wrong with our country!

  2. Brian says:

    I’m sure if they tried to bring in Amy Winehouse to the mix, she’d just end up biting half the other pit bulls to death.

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