First it was the Real World, then came the Jersey Shore. Now, a new pseudoreality show is hoping to make an impression – only this time the cameras are following three actresses pretending to have unwanted pregnancies, and whether or not they decide to get an abortion is up to the viewers.
The "Bump" was conceived after President Obama's commencement address at Note Dame University last year where he said he wanted "to find ways to communicate about a workable solution to the problem of unintended pregnancies," executive producer Dominic Iocco told The Washington Post.
The pilot was launched on the eve of the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and starting Feb. 1 episodes will air twice a week on the show's Web site, BumptheShow.com and YouTube.
Creator's say the idea is to humanize the debate, according to the Post.
The three stars of the show are in different predicaments, including, one who is married but got pregnant after her husband's departure to Iraq, a victim of domestic violence and another who just wants to be on a TV show.
Comments are welcome, although they are closely monitored to ensure civility, Iocco told the Post.