12 September 2013 3:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Today Bravo announced it was greenlighting a show about people watching TV. "The People's Couch" is an unscripted half-hour series that will will run for three Sundays in October starting on the 6th and will feature real people watching, reacting to and commenting on the new fall shows -- sorority sisters, grandparents, and so on. Bravo didn't come by this idea itself -- it's an American remake of a UK series called "Gogglebox" currently running on Channel 4. But it's also a reflection of the way TV is increasingly becoming a platform to talk about itself. As the small screen becomes both dominant to the cultural conversation and more and more nichified, we have a wealth of shows to talk about -- "Breaking Bad! "Game of Thrones!" "Scandal!" -- and less of a chance that everyone will be talking about the same one the next day at the mythical water cooler. »


- Alison Willmore

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