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Topics: Money, Reality TV

Monday, 31 December 2007

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In the midst of the Hollywood writers strike, a new reality series will premiere on the Bravo Channel in January. Based on the patrons of an ATM machine in a lobby at the corner of 86th Street and Seventh Ave in New York City, the show will chronicle the daily exchanges made by the patrons of that machine.

Distilled from security tapes at the location, as well as (as put by the producer) the "imaginations of the viewers themselves," the show promises to be a real slice of life type offering, with a "heavy dose of reality, and things all fans can relate to."

The producer added that a few of the episodes were "pretty windy days, and it was hard to count the bills the customers got. Now that's drama!"

The first episode deals primarily with a tall man in a dark trench coat who needs to withdraw some money, then is delayed when the amount he gets seems not to be enough. Complications ensue when he has to withdraw some more, and spends precious seconds deciding how much to take, as other patrons in a hurry look on with slight annoyance.

Other episodes deal with a thin girl who has a dog, an older woman with glasses who needs money, possibly for something dramatic like rent or an operation, and a sick squirrel.

A spokesman for the network stated that the show is "at least as good as "The Restaurant."

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