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CBS: New SJW competition show "The Activist

Usher, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Julianne Hough are set to co-host the Global Citizen competition series from CBS, The Activist. The five-week reality series premieres at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, on CBS and will be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.

The Activist is a competition series that features six ๐’Š๐’๐’”๐’‘๐’Š๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ activists teamed with three high-profile public figures working together to bring ๐’Ž๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’‡๐’–๐’ change to one of three vitally important world causes: health, education, and environment.

Activists go head-to-head in challenges to promote their causes, with their success measured via online engagement, social metrics, and hostsโ€™ input. The three teams have one ultimate goal: to create ๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’‡๐’–๐’ movements that amplify their message, drive action, and advance them to the G20 Summit in Rome, Italy. There, they will meet with world leaders in the hope of securing funding and awareness for their causes. The team that receives the largest commitment is celebrated as the overall winner at the finale, which will also feature musical performances by some of the worldโ€™s most ๐’‘๐’‚๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’† artists.

The series is produced by Global Citizen โ€” the international education and advocacy organization working to ๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’š๐’›๐’† the movement to end extreme poverty that produced the recent Vax Live: A Concert to Reunite the World โ€” CBS and Deviant Media.

โ€œThe Activist is a first-of-its-kind competition series that will inspire real change, as the series progresses from the United States to Rome for the Activistsโ€™ final challenge at the G20,โ€ said Hugh Evans, CEO and co-founder of Global Citizen. โ€œThe audience will see the Activistsโ€™ passion and commitment for their causes tested as they petition world leaders to take urgent action to resolve the interconnected crises we face.โ€

Michael Rapino, CEO at Live Nation Entertainment said: โ€œThe Activist will spread awareness about societyโ€™s most urgent issues while also giving every viewer the opportunity to be part of the solution โ€“ an unprecedented example of how entertainment can change the world. Combining competition and compassion, these essential causes will take center stage, as the show proves that there are no issues we canโ€™t solve when we work together and demand change.โ€

Actress Jameela Jamil wrote, โ€œCouldnโ€™t they just give the money itโ€™s going to take to pay this UNBELIEVABLY expensive talent and make this show, directly to activist causes? Rather than turning activism into a game and then giving a fraction of the much needed money away in a โ€˜prizeโ€ฆ?โ€™ People are dying.โ€

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by Anonymousreply 39September 15, 2021 2:51 AM

When will the Harkles be on this?

by Anonymousreply 1September 11, 2021 12:39 AM

I predict nothing but bad things. More cursed than the Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad.

by Anonymousreply 2September 11, 2021 12:40 AM

I can't believe they didn't get Jameela Jamil! This is what she was born to do! I haven't heard too much activism from these three. Ah who else? Rose McGowen, Elliot Page, Lens, Themi Lovato??

by Anonymousreply 3September 11, 2021 12:43 AM

Yeah, this is completely asinine. Let's make a game show competition of political activism, that'll end well.

Unfortunately, this has also caused me to agree with Jameela Jamil (although you know if they'd called on her to be a guest host, she would have been there in a minute).

by Anonymousreply 4September 11, 2021 12:43 AM

... agree with her EXCEPT for that last bit where she says "people are dying!". Please.

by Anonymousreply 5September 11, 2021 12:45 AM

Ugh, can we just not? Is "Not" an option?

by Anonymousreply 6September 11, 2021 1:33 AM

This is going to be comedy gold.

by Anonymousreply 7September 11, 2021 1:37 AM

Activism has now been commercialized and packaged for today's consumerism. What an interesting turn of events.

by Anonymousreply 8September 11, 2021 1:46 AM
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by Anonymousreply 9September 11, 2021 2:01 AM
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by Anonymousreply 10September 11, 2021 2:03 AM

SNL did a sketch mocking this idea 20 years ago

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by Anonymousreply 11September 11, 2021 2:07 AM

This is such a random selection of people to host. Like really? Usher? He's a fucking creep. And what kind of activism does Julianne do?

by Anonymousreply 12September 11, 2021 1:53 PM

[quote] This is such a random selection of people to host.

Cracked.com CBS To Launch Most Punchable Reality Show Ever,

Contestants will be judged by a panel of celebrities exclusively known for putting Mother Theresa to shame with their unwavering dedication to activism, including Usher, accused nuclear war enthusiast Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and one-time blackface connoisseur Julianne Hough.

christoph @Halalcoholism In order to prevent global warming, you must first seek counsel from wise R&B singer Usher on how to create a killer TikTok that will garner enough online engagement to knock out your chief rival, that bitch who wants to eradicate malaria

I suspect this show will be hilarious

by Anonymousreply 13September 11, 2021 4:07 PM

It reads like something from The Onion.

by Anonymousreply 14September 11, 2021 4:12 PM

Online "activism" isn't activism, it's performative posting.

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by Anonymousreply 15September 11, 2021 7:14 PM

Tragedy marketing. I'm coining a new phrase.

They're marketing tragedy and using online engagement to determine... what? How many people actually do anything besides retweet or add "This is a HUGE PROBLEM" and quote tweet?

by Anonymousreply 16September 11, 2021 7:16 PM

Let the hating continue....

CBSโ€™s New Show โ€˜The Activistโ€™ Is Getting Roasted on Social Media A forthcoming reality series, which pits important causes against one another, has really grossed out the internet

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by Anonymousreply 17September 12, 2021 4:54 AM

So, The Apprentice on the other side of the horseshoe?

by Anonymousreply 18September 12, 2021 5:11 AM

Let's all drink Pepsi!

by Anonymousreply 19September 12, 2021 2:08 PM

Cue the inevitable screech from those contestants who hear the equivalent of "Pack your knives and go" on this extended SNL skit. Accusations of microaggressive, _____Phobic, Toxic Masculinity/Feminism, VIOLENCE and the lack of "representation" of eliminated contestants in the shows' finale will be on the menu.

by Anonymousreply 20September 12, 2021 2:20 PM


by Anonymousreply 21September 12, 2021 2:34 PM

It'll be amusing to watch the narcissistic activists be publicly berated and taken down one at a time by social media sleuths who will find their flaws and hypocrisies and punish them for being imperfect.

by Anonymousreply 22September 12, 2021 2:36 PM

"Breaking: White Social Justice Reality Show Contestant Loudly Listened to a Rap Song with the N Word in Her Car in 2004, According to Former Neighbor's Cousin."

by Anonymousreply 23September 12, 2021 2:39 PM

CBS has the dumbest shows for the dumbest people. CSI Miami, Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon. They are more low-brow than Fox.

by Anonymousreply 24September 12, 2021 2:39 PM

Julianne Hugh, the one who outed Jonathan Bennett?

Usher, the sex-craved STD infested whore?

Priyanka, the fake ass beard to Nick Jonas?

They shouldโ€™ve got real activists like Mulala and Greta. This couldโ€™ve been great and inspiring but theyโ€™ve already fucked it up.

by Anonymousreply 25September 12, 2021 2:40 PM

CBS stands for Common Bull Shit, R24

by Anonymousreply 26September 12, 2021 2:41 PM



by Anonymousreply 27September 12, 2021 2:41 PM

[quote]Cue the inevitable screech from those contestants who hear the equivalent of "Pack your knives and go"

So now I wonder, what will be the cleverly engineered slogan to tell people to get the fuck out?

by Anonymousreply 28September 12, 2021 3:53 PM

[quote] They shouldโ€™ve got real activists like Mulala and Greta.

Yes, they can then splice the footage where it shows Mulala and Greta being fake nice to each other's faces, and then flip to each one sitting in the "confessional room" where they talk about how the other one is a whore and a bitch.

by Anonymousreply 29September 12, 2021 4:00 PM

[quote] to bring ๐’Ž๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’‡๐’–๐’ change to one of three vitally important world causes: health, education, and environment.

We knew it. CBS doesn't care about the issues of trans people of color

by Anonymousreply 30September 12, 2021 4:10 PM

Demi Lovato is so winning this!

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by Anonymousreply 31September 12, 2021 4:19 PM

R20 exactly. The producers of this are clueless about how bad this can go for them. Anyone eliminated will speak darkly about What Went On and the ableism/racism/transphobia/other isms that may or may not have happened on set. And it'll be worse because they will say they can't speak freely because of nondisclosure agreements, so people will imagine the worst.

by Anonymousreply 32September 12, 2021 7:09 PM

Let the clowns do their dance.

by Anonymousreply 33September 12, 2021 7:33 PM

[Quote] Julianne Hugh, the one who outed Jonathan Bennett?

I'm surprised she hasn't outed Ryan yet.

by Anonymousreply 34September 13, 2021 10:18 AM

R33 this will end up with people looking to build their social media "brand" than any altruistic endeavor.

by Anonymousreply 35September 15, 2021 2:31 AM

What could go wrong?

by Anonymousreply 36September 15, 2021 2:37 AM


by Anonymousreply 37September 15, 2021 2:42 AM

R37 Are you Olivia Mossbacher?

by Anonymousreply 38September 15, 2021 2:44 AM

r38 I am her spirit animal.

by Anonymousreply 39September 15, 2021 2:51 AM
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