STATUS: previously in development (2010-2011 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to series
DESCRIPTION: (from MTV's press release, August 2009) An extreme reality series, "American Idiots (Working Title)" that features a cast of 'Idiots' who reenact popular viral videos for cash prizes. "American Idiots (Working Title)" celebrates the most talked about and shared amateur stunt videos on the Internet. The series is inspired by the best UGC sites on the Web, with stunts that have been seen by millions of online enthusiasts around the world. Web audiences select their favorite videos and bring the creators of these videos together with a cast of 'Idiots' who are competing for cash by replicating amped-up versions of the stunts.