That the Lower East Side is a place totally inimical to struggling artists of any kind is probably the least of the ironies of The Scene…L.E.S., the new in-the-works reality TV show from Jimmy Lloyd Productions. As per the above Craigslist ad:
And what will differentiate this show from its Jersey Shore peers, exactly?
Ah right, the vaunted “Realness factor,” because the music industry and the LES are two bastions of reality in a world otherwise populated by actuaries and people who live in fake places like Queens or the Bronx. They only want real characters, see? Like bloggers!:
Fitting perhaps that this pilot seems squarely aimed at WNBC, the local affiliate of the network that appears to be poised to dethrone what is far and away television’s best showcase for musicians of all sorts, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, in favor of placating the worst man on television, Jay Leno. Up with REAL musicians! Down with simulacra like the Roots! I got your added dimension of interest and credibility right here, Jimmy Lloyd!
Lower East Side Subject of New Reality Show [Bowery Boogie]
OPEN CASTING-Actors and Actresses, and SINGER/SONGWRITERS/PILOT-WNBC (Lower East Side) [Craigslist]