A reality show about writers? Trust us. It's a bad idea.

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With the writers' strike showing no signs of resolution, it seems just about any reality TV idea is being given the go-ahead. Coming in August, aspiring journalists will compete against one another for an editorial position at a New York magazine. The series is being billed as The Devil Wears Prada meets The Assistant. “It is a competition show about aspiring assistants looking to become assistant editors at a fashion magazine," producer Kevin Mok told the New York Times. Unfortunately, journalism doesn't make for the best television. For one, writers aren't very pretty. Nor do they lead particularly interesting lives. An example of the average Scene writer's day ... 9 a.m. Dream about going to work. When will the nightmares stop? ...
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