It’s not surprising that the next big thing in reality television is coming from two reality TV vets—Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag! So what exactly is the next big thing in reality programming? SpediShow, of course!
So what is SpeidiShow? It’s a little bit of everything. In Touch caught up with the couple behind the experimental entertainment format.
On the surface, SpeidiShow is a web series—in which Spencer and Heidi try out new reality show TV format every week—complete with weekly previews and recaps.
The catch? There is no actual show—to watch, at least.
Spencer and Heidi explained that their revolutionary new form of entertainment takes on an interactive format rather than a traditional series, using a new technique called “netprov”—which combines improvisational theater with live tweeting.
“The future of reality entertainment is not on TV—it’s on social media,” Spencer told In Touch. “Netprov takes social media and turns it into Second City.”
Essentially, fans are live tweeting a show that isn’t happening; in turn, the tweets themselves become the show, with the “previews” for each episode serving as a prompt—and the “recaps” summarizing the action from the tweets.
While many are quick to call the show a hoax, Heidi assured In Touch that isn’t the case.
“It’s not a prank. It’s a game,” she said. “We hope our fans will play with us.”
She continued by saying that “SpeidiShow is like one of those murder mystery parties, except on Twitter and without the dead body.”
So why are Spencer and Heidi pursuing this non-traditional format, over a conventional reality program?