TV Land goes young by enlisting Ashton Kutcher for 'generational' version of 'Beauty and the Geek'

ashton-kutcherImage Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic.comIt’s official: TV Land isn’t just for old people anymore! The burgeoning cable network has greenlit a new reality show from Ashton Kutcher’s production company called Forever Young, which amounts to a competition series featuring pairs of young and old folks who are forced to get to know each other and battle against other young/old duos. They’re literally calling it a “generational” version of Kutcher’s one-time hit Beauty and the Geek and “part reality show, part social experiment.”

The addition of Young to the line-up seems to take TV Land from being almost exclusively an old person’s network (hello, Hot in Cleveland and She’s Got the Look, not to mention all those old-skewing reruns!) to—errrrr, hmmm—maybe we’ll call it a “multi-generational” network? It’s certainly still not young, that’s for sure (and really, would we want it to be?), but this seems like a step in the direction of TV Land skewing a bit more youthful.

And also, with this news, it’s official: TV Land is obsessed with the concept of age in general. Right? Nearly every original show in their line-up has a focus on aging or the disparity of age or things of that nature. Hot in Cleveland focuses on ladies who obsess about getting older and move to Cleveland to get away from the ageism of L.A.; She’s Got the Look is basically America’s Next Top Model for older women; and now this.

How are you feeling about the All-About-Age Network known as TV Land? Will you watch Forever Young? It’d probably be appropriate to post your age with your comments below.

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  • LOL

    This is just like his marriage, yong guy old broad

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  • Summer

    I actually enjoyed BATG on the CW and it was one of the few shows I watched on that channel since it merged. If Hot In Cleveland can survive on TV Land, then why not this type of show too? I have watched an ep or two of “High School Reunion” on TVLand, but that was enough for me. Just thinking about putting me in one place with my high school peers was enough to make me hyperventilate.

  • wondering

    good move for tvland. I saw under the original hulk lou ferrignos web site that he may be doing a show for tvland do you have any information what that show will be about.

  • Jeremy (Age 22)

    Ashton Kutcher is a joke. Every project he’s been on is poorly received and/or losing money. It’s a mistake to sign him to anything. Way to show a lack of judgment, TV Land.

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