Twitter coming to television in form of series

Twitter coming to television in form of series

CBC News

Twitter is migrating from computer to TV screens.The micro-blogging website will partner with Reveille and Brillstein Entertainment to produce an unscripted television series, a project that was announced Monday with few details.

Based on the website Twitter, content for the show will come from the site’s 140-character “tweets,” updates that answer the perpetual question, “What are you doing?”

Producers call the upcoming series the first to bring the immediacy of Twitter to television.

The show’s contestants are “ordinary people put on the trail of celebrities in a competitive format,” said a joint release from Reveille and Brillstein. The show appears to be a reality-TV series, though no further details were given.

The series concept comes from novelist-screenwriter Amy Ephron, who will act as executive producer, along with Reveille’s Mark Koops and Brillstein’s Jon Liebman.

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