Image Credit: Tao RuspoliThe argument regarding predetermined fate versus free will may never be settled, but starting Oct. 6, at least one 25-year-old guy will know who’s calling the shots. ControlTV, the new online reality series from Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, stars a former IT recruiter named Tristan Couvares (pictured, left). Like most reality shows, Tristan will be constantly followed around Los Angeles by cameras, and like the voyeuristic experiment If I Can Dream, it’ll all be streamed live on the show’s official site. But with ControlTV, there’s one key difference: You get to decide what Tristan does.
At least a dozen times throughout each day, a poll will appear allowing viewers to vote on whether Tristan should wear boxers or briefs, date a blonde or brunette, buy a ticket for The Social Network or Case 39, that kind of thing. So for six weeks this poor young man will not only give up every ounce of privacy, but he’ll also become the Internet’s human puppet — an interactive lab mouse that may or may not reach the cheese at the end of the labyrinth. It all depends on how wisely (or poorly) y’all guide Mr. Couvares along.
EW.com recently talked to Tristan about handing his life over to the Web and becoming a digital Truman Burbank. His responses, plus the show’s trailer, just ahead: READ FULL STORY