One show you must must must watch this fall? KID NATION!
It’s a new reality TV series on CBS, which follows 40 kids (ages 8 to 15) over 40 days, to see if they can govern an entire city by themselves with no adults, no teachers, no supervision.
Settling in Bonanza City, New Mexico, the children will have to confront grown-up issues (set laws, run an economy) while coping with the classic childhood emotions (homesickness, peer pressure).
Variety doesn’t like the idea: “Kid Nation is only the latest program to use kids as fodder for fun and profit, which doesn’t make the trend any less disturbing.” But methinks this will be a ratings hit anyway!
It’s a pretty wild concept. Kid Nation premieres on CBS @ 8PM ET/PT on September 19. Watch the Kid Nation video premiere below and let us know what you think!!