Rock Band Reality TV Show Revealed, Helmed by Survivor Creator Burnett

MTV is planning to create a reality television show based off the hit music-centric video game Rock Band, according to a Craigslist casting call found by Variety.

Led by Mark Burnett, creator of reality shows Survivor and The Apprentice, the program is billed as "the first show based on the new video game Rock Band 2."

The listing calling for "four people to form their own band and show us their stuff live on stage for the chance to win the Ultimate Rock Band Experience." The four should "be prepared to rock," live within Southern California, and be at least 18 years old. No past musical experience in required.

As with the game itself, which is developed by the MTV-owned Harmonix, the four-person band has slots for a bassist, guitarist, vocalist and drummer. The revelation comes just before this Sunday's release of Rock Band 2 on Xbox 360, with PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Wii versions following later in the year.

Word of a Rock Band reality show follows a recent statement from Rush Hour director Brett Ratner, in which he expressed his desire to make a Guitar Hero movie.

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    September 11, 2008 8:08 AM

    OMG, this is going to be hilarious. And probably not in a good way.

    Marketing people always take these things too far.