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    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2008 edited
    From The Hollywood Reporter
    A new ABC unscripted series will take an unprecedented look behind the scenes at the government's fight against terrorism.

    The network has ordered 11 hours of "Border Security USA" from executive producer Arnold Shapiro ("Big Brother"). Shot on location throughout the United States, the series will focus on the efforts of border protection agencies to halt illegal smuggling and immigration.

    A typical episode might jump from a border patrol in Texas to security screeners at a New York airport to a Coast Guard boat off Puerto Rico.

    "Border" is billed as the first multiepisode television series to be shot in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, as well as several other government agencies.

    Sweet Jesus is this just wrong. "Watch our brave men in jackboots failing to to anything but give you the illusion of safety!" When does Storm Saxon come on?
  1.  (2409.2)
    I wonder if they'll cover the more unofficial border protection groups, like the scarily devoted xenophobic Minutemen.
  2.  (2409.3)
    Agreed - wrong.
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2008 edited

    Oh please tell me they will have this Minuteman in particular.

    Freedom means wearing a vest without a shirt.
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2008
    So, should I be scrapping my plans to travel to US in the next couple of years? I certainly wouldn't want to be caught in a show like that on an airport.

    Jeez. What next?
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2008
    Funny. I thought such a horrible idea for reality television would be on Fox.
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2008
    I can't figure out why this surprises me so much. Somehow, "America's Sexiest Surveilance Videos" would surprise me less.

    Maybe it's that I can't imagine this being interesting without COPS style throw-down arrests - which can't possibly be filmed/broadcast, considering that people can't even get records of their own long internments in vairous US airports?

    It sounds about as compelling as Parking Wars, if that's the case.
    • CommentAuthorAzmoooo
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2008 edited
    Australia has already had this for a few years
  3.  (2409.9)
    What a anti-terrorism deterrent. "Don't try anything funny or you'll end up on a Fox reality show!"
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2008
    "Don't try anything funny or you'll end up on a Fox reality show!"

    For the record, that would deter the living hell out of me...
  4.  (2409.11)
    "COPS" has been on for nearly 20 years. TWENTY YEARS.

    The only thing that surprises me here is that someone didn't come up with it sooner.
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2008 edited
    Bad boys bad boys.....
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2008
    Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they indefinitely detain you without representation or trial...

    Not as catchy =/ They'll need a new jingle.
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2008
    @zoem *snerk*
  5.  (2409.15)
    • CommentAuthorSRT
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2008
    When does Storm Saxon come on?

    Laser Lass is bangin'.

    Unfortunately, this show just looks like some fascist enforcement. Yaaay.