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Zuckerberg Eyes New York for Next Tech Reality Show
Sorry Silicon Valley, you’re apparently just a bit too boring for TV.
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and an executive producer of the new Bravo TV show “Start-Ups: Silicon Valley” is already looking forward to her next reality show. This time, Zuckerberg, along with Bravo and Den of Thieves, the production house responsible for Start-Ups, are setting their sights on the city that never sleeps.
That’s right: the crew is planning a fresh, tech-focused show set in New York City. But don’t expect a revamp of Start-Ups in a different location. They’re apparently open to new ideas and currently “looking to expand and see what techie opportunities there are,” the Journal said.
But why trade in the palm trees and perfect weather of Palo Alto for the rugged streets of New York? Apparently Silicon Valley is just a little too low key for the drama that Bravo demands.
“I’ve been here (in Silicon Valley) for 7 years, and know that after 10 p.m. it gets a little quiet,” Zuckerberg was quoted in the report. New York, in comparison, is likely to attract a larger pool of eclectic personalities. The casting call is set to go out today.
Meanwhile, Start-Ups premiered last week with a modest 430,000 viewers, according to Betabeat. The show features a group of “tech mavens” trying to build the next billion-dollar startup, including The Next Web’s Hermione Way, who says “ideas people” are the most important people in Silicon Valley. If you missed last week’s episode, not to worry — you can check out our full recap.
The second episode airs tonight at 10 p.m. Will you be tuning in?
By Angela Moscaritolo, PCMag