Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Have You Always Wanted To Be On Survivor?


Have you always wanted to be on Survivor or be part of Tribal Council? Well, bitches this is your lucky day!


A Sears representative just contacted me with some very cool Survivor casting news. The good people of Sears have fabulous taste in blogs if I do say so myself, but I digress. As it turns out, Sears and CBS are running the First-Ever Online Survivor Casting Call.


There's not much time left so if you're gonna act on this you better do it quick. I'm just going to copy the info verbatim so I make sure not to get any of it wrong.


"To audition, you just need to upload a creative video showing that you have what it takes to win Survivor and it could get an audition in LA. From now until February 21st, you can submit your video online, from which the SURVIVOR™ casting team will then pick the ten best. Fans will then get to view the top ten and vote on their favorites until March 5th. So far we have been receiving some incredibly interesting audition tapes, but we want to make sure that both the SURVIVOR™ casting team and the folks at home who will make the ultimate decision of who to 'send to Hollywood' have the best group to choose from. We are trying to get the word out quickly as first round of auditions ends in less than two weeks. Once the videos are uploaded to the site they are instantly viewable, as well as embeddable, giving the fans at home the ability to promote their favorites from the get-go."


Does this mean I get to make fun of the people auditioning? I think I like the sound of that.


Seriously, at least one of you bitches has to do this. How cool would that be to have a Bitchy Survivor Blog reader actually on Survivor?! I'd have to buy the world some gin and sprinkle glitter from an airplane if that happened.


Here is the official Sears/CBS Press Release and all the info you need to take part:


CBS AND SEARS TO LAUNCH FIRST-EVER ONLINE SURVIVOR™ “CASTING CALL” CONTEST

Web site will offer casting video uploading and voting, All-Star Moments and Ponderosa behind-the-scenes video clips


Los Angeles and Chicago, Jan. 20, 2010 - CBS http://www.cbs.com/ and Sears http://www.sears.com/ today announced the launch of a first-of-its kind SURVIVOR™ “Casting Call” online contest*. One lucky fan will win a trip to Los Angeles to audition in front of the SURVIVOR™ casting team for a potential spot on an upcoming season of the popular CBS reality series. After nearly 10 years, SURVIVOR™ remains a top 20 show in viewers and top 15 show in the adult 18-49 category, continuing to dominate its time period in all key ratings measures.


Entries and Top Ten Selection From Monday, Jan. 18 through Sunday, Feb. 21, fans can visit the Sears-sponsored hub at www.cbs.com/ http://www.cbs.com/casting sears and upload a 30 to 60-second video of themselves explaining why they think they could win SURVIVOR™. The top 10 entries will be selected by the SURVIVOR™ casting team.


Voting and Winner Selection On Monday, Feb. 22, the top10 selected videos will be opened to the general public for a vote. Fans can vote for their favorite submissions up until Friday, March 5. The winner will be flown to Los Angeles to audition for a spot on the show.


"Sears is thrilled to work with CBS to support the casting call for SURVIVOR™," said Richard Gerstein, senior vice president, marketing for Sears Holdings. "This is a new and unique way to allow consumers to engage and interact with both the CBS SURVIVOR™ brand and the Sears brand. We are constantly looking for ways to offer our customers enhanced experiences and are proud to be the first major retailer to offer the chance to become a reality show contestant through this online engagement."


“SURVIVOR™ single-handedly defined a new television genre, and we’re proud to see its success and popularity continue among millions of fans,” says Jeff Clark, vice president of CBS.com. “Working with Sears gave us the opportunity to reach out and give back to the huge SURVIVOR™ fan base in a unique and exciting way. Providing fans of the show a chance for a live casting opportunity will not only encourage users to engage with CBS.com’s online SURIVIVOR™ content, but will also allow them the chance to possibly see one of their own on an upcoming season.”


Fans who visit the Sears-sponsored SURVIVOR™ Web site - www.cbs.com/sears http://www.cbs.com/sears - will also have access to exclusive SURVIVOR™ content from the upcoming SURVIVOR™: HEROES VS. VILLAINS season. Additionally, the Web site will include an All-Star Moments Video Page, polls, embeddable widgets, and the popular Ponderosa series featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the castaways right after they have been voted off the show.


Twenty former castaways will return to compete on SURVIVOR™: HEROES VS. VILLAINS, when the 20th installment of the Emmy® award-winning series premieres with a special two-hour episode, Thursday, Feb. 11 (8 to 10 p.m. local time) on the CBS Television Network. SURVIVOR™: HEROES VS. VILLAINS will reunite some of the most memorable, heroic and controversial castaways from previous SURVIVOR™ seasons. SURVIVOR™: HEROES VS. VILLAINS is hosted by Emmy® award-winning host Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc. Mark Burnett is executive producer and David Burris and Leisa Francis are co-executive producers.


The 20th installment of the groundbreaking series coincides with its 10-year anniversary. For more detailed information on the previous seasons, please log on to www.cbs.com/survivor http://www.cbs.com/survivor .


*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C., 18 (or age of majority) and older. Void where prohibited. Entry Period ends at 11:59:59 p.m./PT on Feb. 21, 2010. Contest ends at 11:59:00 p.m./PT on March 5, 2010. For Official Rules and more information about the contest go to: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/survivor/casting_call/ http://www.cbs.com/primetime/survivor/casting_call/ .


4 comments:

  1. I actually would never be able to do this. I'm way too emotional and way too lazy. Send Swampy he seems to be up on it. I'll think about the video though.... I have creative minds around me.

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  2. I don't see why you shouldn't try out. You'd probably be one of the best contestants with all your survivor knowledge.

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  3. I worked hard on this, only to find out that the top ten were predetermined. Sucks!

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