Posts Tagged ‘tv’

New NBC show is looking for couples!

Monday, August 24th, 2009

IS YOUR SPOUSE A VIDEO GAME ADDICT? ARE YOU?

JERRY SEINFELD IS CALLING ALL COUPLES!

Jerry Seinfeld, NBC, the Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show and the producers of “Super Nanny” now bring you…

“The Marriage Ref”

A comedy/reality series where celebrities and a relationship referee help squabbling married couples make peace. Created by Seinfeld, this relationship advice… with a comic twist.

“The Marriage Ref” casting team is searching the country for outgoing and opinionated married couples, willing to appear on national television, who have a long standing argument about video games. Does your spouse spend more time playing a game than with you? Do you think they live in a “fantasy world”? Does your other half not understand gaming and how important it is to you? Do you just want to be left alone? Want to make 1500 dollars?

Please include your contact info, city you live in, photos, and a paragraph about why you are the perfect couple for this show. Be sure to include a brief explanation about your arguments and tell us why you are RIGHT and your partner is WRONG!

If this sounds like you or someone you know, please

EMAIL JordanPetersonCasting@yahoo.com

NBC

To download and view original PDF click here

MTV’s True Life is looking for Gamers!

Monday, August 24th, 2009

TRUE LIFE: I’M ADDICTED TO VIDEOGAMES

Have video games totally taken over your life? Is your game play increasingly getting out of control? Have your friends or family confronted you about your gaming habit? How about your marriage or personal relationships – are they being affected? Is it difficult to balance work and gaming time? Do you sometimes skip doing homework or household responsibilities to play? Have you played video games as a way of escaping your problems? Has your game playing habit become so encompassing that you may need to go to rehab to kick it? If you can identify with any of the above, MTV wants to hear from you.

If you appear to be between the ages of 17 and 29 please email us at truelifecasting@banditofilms.com and tell us ALL of the following: Your age, your city and state, why you feel you’re addicted to gaming, and how its affecting your life. Be sure to include a recent picture or two and a current phone number.

MTV True Life looking for Gamers
Note from GamerWidow.com: Gamers out there who are addicted, please consider participating in this show, there are a lot of people out there who don’t really believe that it’s possible to be addicted to video games…..help spread the word about what is really going on. Thanks!

The Fifth Estate documentary airs

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Remember my post about being interviewed for a documentary for the Fifth Estate? Well the documentary is on tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST on CBC. It airs again on Friday at 10:00 p.m. EST. It’s called Strangers in Paradise and focuses on two couples who’ve had their marriage seriously tested because of Second Life (an MMORPG).

Find out more about the episode here:

http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/2008-2009/strangers_in_paradise/

I wonder how my segment(s) will turn out?  I’ll try and get a clip of the pieces and post them here.  I’m sure the documentary will open many eyes. Definitely a must watch tonight!! And if you can’t watch tonight be sure to TiVo/PVR it or watch on Friday.

I’ll post my thoughts on the documentary after I watch it and I’m interested in hearing feedback from you guys too so come back and post your comments. :D

 

EDIT: I watched the documentary — it was really great!! My interview ended up being an online feature and you can watch it here: http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/2008-2009/strangers_in_paradise/gamer_widow.html

Dr. Phil show about Gaming Addiction

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Today the Dr. Phil show was all about Video Game Addiction and how it affects families. The episode was called Virtual Chaos and featured a couple who is struggling to cope with a gaming addict and his gamer widow.

Wendy Kays (Author of Game Widow) and Brad from ExGamer.net were also on the show as well as OLG Anon founder, Liz Wooley.

I have the episode TiVo’d — I think I need to watch it again before I comment further.

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