Thursday, March 30, 2006

Hal Sparks Hopes Rich/ Poor Reality Show Teaches Americans Some Class

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Some reality shows are just meant to get ratings but comedian Hal Sparks wants his show to give Americans some class.

Sparks is the host of Survival Of The Richest, a show that matches people from opposite ends of the economic spectrum to see how they work together.

He says the potential is rich because, as he puts it: “Rich kids and poor kids are slaves to the same master – their self worth is predicated on money.”

In fact, Sparks says when rich people claim “money doesn’t buy happiness,” they’re really saying, “Don’t take any of mine.”

There are some differences between rich contestants and the poor ones but Sparks was surprised at how some of the poorer participants had “more of a sense of entitlement than the rich kids.”

The final team will walk away with a huge cash prize but Sparks says the really interesting part of the show is discovering that “some of the poor kids who don’t win will end up better off than the winners.”

Survival Of The Richest debuts Friday (Mar. 31) on the WB Network.

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