There's A Reality Show that is Set in Space

Reality TV is among the most polarising inventions in the modern world. For some, it is a fun way to enjoy a bit of mirth at the expense of someone you will never meet. For others, it is a chance to see how total strangers deal with unique situations. Some of us just like to sit and enjoy the misery of others. Whatever your reasons, though, reality TV can be quite addictive. The setting, though, is always very important.

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So, the fact there is a reality TV show being shot in space should be pretty exciting. The series, Space Hero, is going to send some civilians up into space and see them compete for a prize. The prize is a 10-day trip to the International Space Station, where we are sure the winner won’t annoy the staff trying to man the ISS.

The interesting thing is that the people who will be going up into space will have no real prior experience in the world of space flight. They will simply have a passion for seeing the Earth from above. They will also need to be willing to go through some I’m A Celebrity style challenges, except in space. This is quite an interesting idea, though some people think it’s a bit of a waste of money and technology.

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When will Space Hero come to TV?

The reality show is going to be the brainchild between Space Hero Inc. and Axiom Space. Both companies will be working hand-in-hand to build the show's base of operations and get everything ready to go for a launch sometime in 2023.

Contestants should be picked from the globe, not just one particular language or audience, so this could be more exciting than the usual reality TV fare. For some people, though, it is simply another example of how the TV industry can get ahead of itself by trying to create something new.

In a world where we are constantly seeing remasters and reboots of old TV and media, though, at least something new is coming along. It might end up an expensive disaster, but it could also be the kickstart the reality industry needs to start offering something new.