Contest: How Would You Pitch a Reality Show about Caregiving?


Contest: How Would You Pitch a Reality Show about Caregiving?

television-148223_640I love reality TV, especially Little Couple.

The stars of Little Couple, Jen and Bill, show what it's like to live with a disability, their struggle to start a family, and their journey to adopting a little boy from China and a little girl from India. They also take every opportunity they can to educate others about their disabilities.

As I watched Little Couple last night, I thought: I think these two are paving the way for a reality show about caregiving.

So, I'd love to know: How would you pitch a television network to launch a reality show about caregiving? Your pitch could be specific to your situation (why you and your family would make a great show) or general to caregiving (why we need a show about caregiving).

To help you create a pitch, I found this article, Your TV Pitches Reviewed, which gives you an idea of the elements of a great pitch. You can follow the organization of the pitches in the article ("Logline", "What It's Like", "Pitch", "Quote") or not.

I'll announce a winner on Thursday, May 29, based on which pitch sounds like a TV show I'll want to watch.

The winner will receive:

  • A $50 gift card

  • A copy of Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers. I take 100 words–including the unlikely blizzard, kitchen and umbrella–and then turns each into a reflection. The reflections focus on a family caregiver’s reality, sprinkled with hope.

  • A copy of Good Morning! to You. The journal includes greetings, gratitudes and goals for 366 days.

  • A copy of My Caregiving Journal. In “My Caregiving Journal,” you tell the story of how you care through Denise’s popular three-word journaling technique.

Share your pitch in our comments show, below, before Noon on Wednesday, May 28, for a chance to win.

Happy Pitching!