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September 1, 2015

So You Think You Want To Be President?

Author: Abigail Biddinger

Genre: Reality/Competition Show/Presidential Election Campaign

Title: So You Think You Want To Be President?

Logline: It’s kind of like So You Think You Can Dance? meets Shark Tank meets NCAA March Madness meets CNN Politics. Watch as 25 candidates travel to 13 cities throughout the United States, making speeches and challenging each other in debates as they vie for our support and ultimately our votes on Election Day, November 8, 2016. It’s an in-your-face political banter type show.

Synopsis: Since today’s society and generations seem to be obsessed with instant popularity, the secret lives of those who are more popular than they are, the consistent documentation of daily, mundane activities and the entertainment programming that caters to all of that, I present to you the 2016 Presidential Election Campaign…Show. In this age of Reality Television, Game & Competition Shows, I fear that these obsessions with instant popularity and faux-reality might soon transude into our politics (if they haven’t already).

From exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage and gaffe reels to live on-stage moments, watch as these twenty-five candidates ride the emotional and bumpy road of life on the campaign trail.

The show only has 18 televised episodes on broadcasted networks for live debates. The rest of the show is more interactive through social media and journalistic news commentary.

Each broadcasted episode will focus on 3 main segments.
  • Progression: Commentary on how well each candidates’ campaign is going, where they currently stand in the polls and what they need to do to raise their support and polling numbers.

  • Debate: Introduction of the Moderator and Candidates. Moderator presents each topic of discussion and the Candidates give their responses & rebuttals.

  • Review: Commentary on how effectively each candidate responded to the discussion topics.

Social media interactive content is ongoing.
  • Following your favourite candidates on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for live updates.
  • Live-tweeting during debates using trending hashtags.
  • Watching exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, gaffe reels, official campaign ads, etc.
  • Journalistic commentary on news broadcasts.
  • Interactive polls and brackets to fill-in.

25 candidates. 18 Debates. 13 Cities.

Republican - Primary

12 Debates. 11 Cities. 17 Candidates.

  1. Ted Cruz
  2. Rand Paul
  3. Marco Rubio
  4. Ben Carson
  5. Carly Florina
  6. Mike Huckabee
  7. Rick Santorum
  8. George Pataki
  9. Lindsey Graham
  10. Rick Perry
  11. Jeb Bush
  12. Donald Trump
  13. Bobby Jindal
  14. Chris Christie
  15. Scott Walker
  16. John Kasich
  17. Jim Gilmore
Scheduled Debates:

August 3, 2015 – Manchester, NH
August 6, 2015 – Cleveland, OH
September 16, 2015 – Simi Valley, CA
October 28, 2015 – Boulder, CO
November 2015 – WI
December 15, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV
January 16, 2016 – IA
February 6, 2016 – Manchester, NH
February 13, 2016 – Greenville, SC
February 26, 2016 – TX
March 2016 – TBD
March 10, 2016 – FL

Democrat - Primary
6 Debates. 6 Cities. 8 Candidates.

  1. Hillary Clinton
  2. Bernie Sanders
  3. Martin O'Malley
  4. Lincoln Chafee
  5. Jim Webb
  6. Joe Biden [possible candidate]
  7. Elizabeth Warren [possible candidate]
  8. Andrew Cuomo [possible candidate]
Scheduled Debates:

October 13, 2015 – NV
November 14, 2015 – Des Moines, IA
December 19, 2015 – Manchester, NH
January 17, 2016 – Charleston, SC
February or March 2016 – Miami, FL
February or March 2016 – WI

Presidential Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Start filling out your brackets!