'Super Size Me' creator Morgan Spurlock to produce FX reality series
UPI News Service, 12/01/2004
Morgan Spurlock, the writer-director of "Super Size Me," will produce a reality series for the FX cable network, The Los Angeles Times said Wednesday.
The paper said Spurlock will also serve as host of the series, called "30 Days." Plans call for the show to premier next summer.
It will put people in environments that challenge their beliefs, upbringing, religion or profession for 30 days -- much as Spurlock ate McDonald's food for every meal for 30 days to make "Super Size Me."
The pilot episode shows a Christian insurance salesman living with a Muslim family -- and seeing what it is like to belong to a community that many Americans consider a security threat.
"I thought it would be great to create a television show that examined social issues without being preachy and didn't tell you what to do but deals with problems in a way that is palatable and entertaining," Spurlock said. "We literally take somebody and have them walk in someone else's shoes and question their own belief structure."
There is no prize at the end of the month, but the participant is paid $1,000 a day.
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