Reality television -- it's everywhere. And even though the genre isn't so much a documentary of "real" people as it is a showcase for improvisational theater, audiences don't seem to mind (and, heck, even if they do mind, it doesn't matter; since these shows are relatively economical to produce, they're going to be around for a long time).
Now comes word that Fox
Let me tell you something: We are going to get every conceivable exploitation of every possible angle on every idea that can/will exist. Boring nerds in the chess club battling it out in the jungles of the high school halls with the boring nerds of the computer club... done. Boring nerds in the astronomy club trying to score with the nubile cheerleaders during gym class... done. Boring nerds in the reality-network fan club attempting to steal the nubile cheerleaders away from the cool clique of the ultra-popular stock investment club that follows the Motley Fool method of long-term buying-and-holding of sound, quality companies for a comfortable retirement... that's going to be the best one (and I know which group I'm in).
Cable networks are important to major media companies such as Fox, Disney
Fool contributor Steven Mallas owns shares of Disney and GE... and although he realizes that the reality-show idea based around traders was a Motley Fool put-on, he thinks Tom and Dave should pitch it anyway.