Imagine living in a house where at any possible moment, the probability of Hector Lombard slapping you in the face for not washing the dishes is at an all-time high. Just fill a house with a bunch of popped-collar wearing frat boys, throw Hector Lombard in the middle and the last person not to piss Hector Lombard off wins $100,000. Call the show ‘America’s Got Idiots’ and Hector Lombard will be the only judge needed. That’s a world I want to live in. That is change I can believe in.
Unfortunately we’re going to have to wait for what is now known in my mind as ‘the greatest reality show ever,’ because Spike TV president Kevin Kay says that while there will definitely be a reality show on Spike TV for Bellator, don’t expect sixteen guys to live in a house. Loretta Hunt from Sports Illustrated caught up with the Spike TV to discuss what he has planned.
“One thing we won’t do is duplicate The Ultimate Fighter. It’s a great franchise and it’s going to go on to another network. I actually think the tournament format is a little bit like The Ultimate Fighter without the reality piece of it, per se, because every fighter is fighting three times over the course of the tournament to win the championship. You fight, you lose, you go home. There’s a lot of reality already baked into that idea. There’s different kinds of reality ideas that were starting to kick around — nothing we have our hearts set on yet — but we’re hearing lots of good ideas for reality programming around Bellator. But it won’t be 16 guys in a house. We’re not doing that show over again.”