Last week, News Corp. made television history with the launch of a new 24-hour reality show in which a group of sexy young Wall Street types lives, laughs (a lot), eats (Money for Breakfast, starting at 6 a.m.), drinks (Happy Hour, at 5 p.m.), and loves together. They do so communally in a big house made to resemble a television-news set--home to something called the "Fox Business Network"--venturing out, trailed by cameras, to visit places like the NYSE trading floor. We've yet to glimpse their sleeping quarters, but rumor has it Fox will soon introduce an intimate, Internet-only "Fox Business After-Hours" Webcam view of the cast's side-by-side bunk beds.
So far, the show seems like a mash-up of Kid Nation, Big Brother, and--given the way the FBN housemates constantly sublimate their obvious desire for each other by constantly talking rather rapturously about food--any number of Food Network series. Who are these telegenic kids, and will any of them break out big like previous reality stars such as Omarosa from The Apprentice, Lauren from The Hills, Mario Batali from Iron Chef--or maybe even Anderson Cooper from The Mole? Below, some cast members to watch. (All quotes are verbatim.)
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