Successful Reality Show Ideas-Bad Girls Club

There is a wide variety of different types of reality television shows out there.  There are dating shows, makeover shows, home remodeling shows, ones that follow the lives of celebrities and more.  But one thing that every popular reality TV show has in common is that they all began as just an idea. 

Bad Girls Club is about a changing cast of seven women with different backgrounds and personalities, who have a number of behavioral and psychological problems. They are brought onto the show to change their behaviors and accomplish specific goals while enjoying a fine mansion for three months. They must obey specified rules while their lives in and out of the house are recorded by the production team. Each season features different women, and one of the primary rules of the program is that if a “bad girl” breaks a rule, she is evicted from the show, and depending on how far along the season has progressed, may be replaced by a new cast member. The women are aged 21 to 29; throughout the show the cast members must adapt to the frequent mood changes and behaviors of their housemates as well as obeying rules that they receive before arrival. The cast members are allowed to contact friends and family using a computer connected to a large-screen television, but the use of other televisions or cell phones in the house is prohibited. The show follows the women as they form cliques, book parties in night clubs, and shop for groceries while they attempt to maintain their personal lives. The cliques formed in the season often result in bullying or “tag teaming” other cast members; the stress results in girls leaving the show due to problems with other cast members, as well as for problems at home or court proceedings. In season one, as well as seasons five, six, eight, and nine, multiple participants left.

It was created by Jonathan Murray, who created the Bunim/Murray Productions Company with Mary-Ellis Bunim shortly after developing what is largely considered the original reality television show, The Real World. Murray was born in Gulfport, Mississippi and earned a degree from the University Of Missouri School Of Journalism. Murray and Bunim were inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2012, after years of creating and producing original reality television programming. Murray has acted as executive producer on popular programs such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and The Simple Life.

The format of the first season of Bad Girls Club varies from that of subsequent seasons. The original age range was 21-31 and the use of nicknames was not introduced until two seasons later. In season two, the cast were given mandatory non-profit jobs to help them build a work ethic and understand what it means to be interdependent; quitting the job or failure to attend would result in mandatory removal from the show. The subsequent seasons did not include this requirement. After season 2, the episodes lengthened from 30 minutes to an hour.

If you have a reality show idea of your own, New Show Studios can help you take action and pursue it.  The company has a unique method of creating show concept packages that give network and movie studio executives a professional quality view of your idea.  They can take your reality show idea, develop and package it into a demonstration video and send it off to producers and executives in the entertainment industry. 

Anyone can make a reality TV show concept presentation package with New Show Studios.  You do not need special credentials, background or a college degree to pursue an idea.  As long as you have a clear idea of what your basic idea is and you are able to verbalize this, New Show Studios is happy to help.

Remember that even with the best presentation materials new entertainment development is high risk and there is very little likelihood that your idea will be successfully licensed or result in profit to you.

If you have an idea for a new TV show, movie, or webisode, click here to submit your idea.


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