Trip: You know, some Producer or Agent must have approched them and told them this was a 'for sure' money making venture.
It's a little scary to think that they've run out of story ideas, that 'this is the best there is'. What is more likely the case, they, the Producers, believe that the viewing audience will feed their minds on anything, so why invest in GOOD expensive programing, paying for writers, actors, etc., when we can just let the audience watch 'grass' grow...say it's new reality show entertainment and the audience will buy it!!
They're really scraping the bottom of the bucket for entertainment ideas.